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Aspergers and Psychoanalysis
Meeting the patient where they are

With Louise Allnutt, Dr Anne Alvarez, Sue Reid and Graham Shulman

Saturday 26 January 2019 - London

At times we are faced with patients who seem disconnected from us and from other people, and from themselves and within themselves. Or are they really so unconnected? Do we address this condition via psychoanalytic psychotherapy by sometimes forcing connections or reading in connections where there are none? Can we find connections or even build connections under these conditions? Working from their experience as psychoanalytic psychotherapists with mildly autistic adolescents, our four speakers will ask if they can stay true to their psychoanalytic roots and still meet the patient where they are, or for that matter, where they are not.


Louise Allnutt
Louise Allnutt is a child and adolescent psychotherapist at the Tavistock. For the last 10 years she worked in a specialist CAMHS for children and young people with additional special needs and has more recently joined a team focussed on assessing trauma in children and their parents. She has taught theory and supervised trainees at the Tavistock since 2008 and for the last 5 years convened the autism workshop... More >>

Dr Anne Alvarez
Dr Anne Alvarez, PhD, M.A.C.P is a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist (and retired Co-Convener of the Autism Service, Child and Family Dep't. Tavistock Clinic, London, where she still teaches). She is author of Live Company: Psychotherapy with Autistic, Borderline, Deprived and Abused Children. She has edited with Susan Reid, Autism and Personality: Findings from the Tavistock Autism Workshop... More >>

Sue Reid
Sue Reid is a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist, and Adult Therapist, with a special interest in Autism. She saw her first child with Autism in 1972, and has been working with children and adults on the Autistic Spectrum ever since. A passionate interest in Autism led to the founding of the Autism Clinical and Research Workshop in 1986 at the Tavistock, where she was a senior member of staff and where she continues to teach. Later, she also founded the Specialist Multi-disciplinary team in the Child and Family department. In both of these endeavours, she was joined by Anne Alvarez, with whom she has continued to enjoy a long and creative partnership. The Autism team organised a conference series for parents, families, clinicians, and other professionals living and working with Autism; one of these jointly organised by the Parents' group. She has lectured and run workshops in the UK, Europe, Israel, Australia, and the USA... More >>

Graham Shulman
Graham Shulman is a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist and Head of Child Psychotherapy in CAMHS NHS Lanarkshire. He was previously a member of the Tavistock Clinic Autism Team and Autism Workshop, where he designed and taught a Work Discussion Group for Professionals Working in the Field of Autism. He is a contributor to The Many Faces of Asperger's Syndrome (Karnac, 2004), and is joint editor and contributor to The Emotional Experience of Adoption: A Psychoanalytic Perspective (Routledge, 2008) and The Non-Linear Mind: Psychoanalysis of Complexity in Psychic Life (Karnac, 2016)... More >>


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Handouts and lunch included
Self-funded: £120 (SOLD OUT)
Self-funded x 2: £200 (SOLD OUT)
Organisationally-funded: £200 (SOLD OUT)
Under 25's: £70 (SOLD OUT)
CPD Hours

Certificates of attendance for 6 hours will be provided at the event

The Tavistock Centre
120 Belsize Lane

09.30 Registration and coffee
10:00 Start
11:15 Coffee
13:00 Lunch break
15:15 Tea
17:00 End