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Entangled in Cyberspace
Psychotherapeutic work with internet addictions and virtual attachments

With speakers John Beveridge, Linda Cundy, Catherine Knibbs and Andrea Marzi

Saturday 24 June 2017


We live in a rapidly changing technical environment with an overwhelming number of possibilities for virtual communication. While such modes of relating are increasingly normalised, we wonder how this is impacting on the mental health of our society and the people who come to therapy? Our four speakers will ask what emotional states and relational configurations are produced when we relate to the world online, exploring attachment behaviour, internet addiction, subjection to violence, bullying, or unwanted sexual content on social media pages. How are such interactions affecting our sense of safety, connectedness, identity, selfhood and experience of the other - and the therapy relationship itself?

Speakers

John Beveridge
John Beveridge works in private practice, having trained at The Bowlby Centre in London in Attachment based, psychoanalytic psychotherapy. Further training in the treatment of sex addiction and trauma reduction with The Meadows Arizona, and his experience of running groups for sexually compulsive men with Thaddeus Birchard, informs his work with people in recovery from sex and relationship addiction, emotional anorexia, and codependency. .. More >>

Linda Cundy
Linda Cundy is an attachment-based psychoanalytic psychotherapist in private practice. She has taught for 25 years on counselling and therapy trainings and is currently Lead Tutor on a Postgraduate Diploma in Attachment-Based Therapy at the Wimbledon Guild. Her book, Love in the Age of the Internet: Attachment in the Digital Era, was published in 2015 by Karnac.. More >>

Catherine Knibbs
Catherine Knibbs is a child trauma therapist, clinical supervisor and is accredited and registered with BACP and UKCP. She is CEO and Director of PEER Support Yorkshire CIC and is the only Cyber-trauma researcher, consultant and public speaker in the United Kingdom. Catherine regularly writes and presents on this topic to counsellors, professionals and parents. Cyber-trauma is a theoretical integration of child psychotherapy, psychobiology and neuroscience that takes account of the myriad of interactions with cyberspace and the traumas that can result with and from this medium... More >>

Andrea Marzi
Andrea Marzi, MD, is a psychiatrist, psychoanalyst and supervisor. He is full member of the International Psychoanalytical Association and Italian Psychoanalytical Society, where he is responsible for several national and international tasks. He has been Visiting Fellow in Forensic Psychopathology, University of Cambridge (UK), and Professor of Developmental Psychology at the University of Siena... More >>


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Self-funded: £130
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CPD Hours

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

NCVO
8 All Saints Street
London
N1 9RL
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Schedule

Saturday
09.30 Registration and coffee
10:00 Start
11:10 Coffee
12:45 Lunch
15:15 Tea
17:00 End
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