07/03/20 at 17:00 (Kiev time) The Kiev International Relational school of Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy (KIRSPP) will host Prof. Andrew Samuels from London to an online lecture on "THE WOUNDED HEALER: EXPERIENCING VULNERABILITY, ILLNESS AND DEATH IN THE COUNTERTRANSFERENCE – A JUNGIAN-RELATIONAL POINT OF VIEW". The lecture will be translated into Russian For registration and payment please contact - Alyona Chukanova -firstname.lastname@example.orgABSTRACT:
Why do people become therapists? What does it mean to speak of the Wounded Healer? These are things very rarely discussed either by therapists or the educated general public. Anyone who is a therapist or thinking about becoming one or who has had or is having therapy will have their understanding deepened and (maybe) challenged by the lecture.
For many years, Andrew Samuels has been interested in the impacts on the therapist's self of doing our kind of work. Although such impacts will be experienced personally, they are also deeply rooted in collective, social, political and even ethical dimensions of practice. Some impacts are positive, and these won't be neglected. There are immense satisfactions in doing our kind of work and people enter the field in awareness that these positive impacts on self are possible.
More negative impacts range from the perception that the work has made us physically ill, to a range of psychological issues including apathy, depression and disassociation. The idea of the Wounded Healer is constantly hovering, both literally and metaphorically. Yet this idea can also be abused so as to close down exploration of the Shadow aspects of being a therapist.
A natural extension of Andrew's interest has been to probe as deeply as possible into your choice of profession
. Whether therapy is an art, a craft, a vocation – a common debate – there is little sharing and exploring in a safe and contained setting of the motivations and reasons why we become therapists. ANDREW SAMUELS
has been lecturing in the Eastern European countries since the early 1980s and has returned to the region many times since then. Now, he is recognized internationally as one of the foremost theorists in analysis, psychotherapy and depth psychology. He draws on a wide range of approaches to psyche, including post-Jungian, relational psychoanalytic and humanistic ideas. But he roots his work in people's lived experience in their family and in society. Andrew is a Training Analyst of the Society of Analytical Psychology, in private practice in London, and Professor of Analytical Psychology at the University of Essex. He was Chair of the UK Council for Psychotherapy and founded Psychotherapists and Counsellors for Social Responsibility. He was a Founder Board Member of the International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy. He works as a consultant with political leaders, parties and activist groups in several countries, including the United States. He also consults to Britain's National Health Service. His numerous books have been translated into 21 languages (including Russian) and include The Political Psyche
and Relational Psychotherapy, Psychoanalysis and Counselling
. www.andrewsamuels.comFor registration and payment please contact - Alyona Chukanova -email@example.com