March 7, 2020
Online lecture Andrew Samuels
Dear Colleagues!

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


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.

For registration and payment please contact - Alyona Chukanova

Andrew Samuels
December 7, 2019
Online lecture Robert Grossmark
The Unobtrusive Relational Analyst and Psychoanalytic Companioning
Dear Colleagues!

Our school KISRPP with great pleasure invites you to the online lecture by Robert Grossmark The Unobtrusive Relational Analyst and Psychoanalytic Companioning, December 7, 2019 at 17:00 Kiev time!

Robert Grossmark will describe a new psychoanalytic register for working with patients and states that are not amenable to verbal and dialogic engagement, involving a present and engaged analyst who is unobtrusive to the unfolding of the patient's inner world and mutual enactments. Rather than seeking to bring patients into greater dialogic relatedness, the analyst companions the patient in the flow of enactive engagement into the damaged and constrained landscapes of their inner worlds. In so doing narratives of past trauma and future transformation emerge that both constitute and facilitate psychic healing.

ROBERT GROSSMARK, PH.D is a psychoanalyst in private practice in New York City. He works with individuals groups and couples and conducts psychoanalytic reading and supervision groups. He teaches and supervises at the New York University Postdoctoral Program in Psychoanalysis, The National Institute for the Psychotherapies Program in Adult Psychoanalysis, National Training Program in Psychoanalysis, The Eastern Group Psychotherapy Society and other psychoanalytic institutes and clinical psychology doctoral programs.

He has authored numerous papers on psychoanalytic process and group treatment and the recently published book The Unobtrusive Relational Analyst: Explorations in Psychoanalytic Companioning which is nominated for the 2019 Gradiva Award for best book in psychoanalysis. Heco-edited the books, The One & The Many: Relational Approaches to Group Psychotherapy and Heterosexual Masculinities: Contemporary Perspectives from Psychoanalytic Gender Theory, all published by Routledge.

Robert Grossmark
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