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Character Pathology
Working with the Difficult-to-Treat Patient

A 2 day seminar led by Frank Lachmann

Saturday 27 & Sunday 28 June 2015


Psychotherapists encounter and are often stymied by an increasingly diverse patient population in which character pathology, rather than symptoms, predominate. Hence traditional psychotherapeutic techniques have to be stretched to treat this challenging population. This seminar is designed to enrich the therapist’s repertoire by increasing our understanding of these patients’ needs, and how to work most effectively with them.

The focus of this discussion will draw on two theoretical sources: one, the contribution of empirical studies of mother-infant interactions that predict later relational difficulties such as selfdestructive and self-limiting behaviours. Secondly, the value of Self-Psychology in offering an effective therapeutic model for working with this type of person, and for providing a conceptual base that offers a way of framing interventions that emotionally engage the ‘difficult to treat’ patient.


Speakers

Frank Lachmann
Frank M. Lachmann, Ph.D. is a teacher, supervisor and member of the Founding Faculty of the Institute for the Psychoanalytic Study of Subjectivity, New York; and a Clinical Assistant Professor, in the NYU Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis. He is author or co-author of more than 150 journal publications. He is co-author with Joe Lichtenberg and Jim Fosshage of four books including: A Spirit of Inquiry: Communication in Psychoanalysis (Analytic Press, 2002), and Psychoanalysis and Motivational Systems: A New Look (Routledge, 2010}. With Beatrice Beebe he wrote Infant Research and Adult Treatment: Co-Constructing Interactions (Analytic Press, 2002) and The Origins of Attachment (Routledge, 2014). He is sole author of Transforming Aggression: Psychotherapy with the Difficult-to-Treat Patient (Aronson, 2000) and Transforming Narcissism: Reflections on Empathy, Humor, and Expectations (Analytic Press, 2008).


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Fees

Self-funded: £240
Organisationally-funded: £390
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CPD Hours

Certificates of attendance for 13.5 hours will be provided at the event
Venue

Tavistock Centre
120 Belsize Lane
London
NW3 5BA
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Schedule

Saturday:
09.30 Registration and drinks
10.00 Start
11:15 Coffee
13:00 Lunch
15:15 Tea
17.00 End

Sunday:
09.30 Registration and drinks
10.00 Start
11:15 Coffee
13:00 Lunch
15:00 Tea
16.30 End
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