Live Supervision Series: Contemporary approaches to embodiment in supervision
20-02-2019 - 22-05-2019
Stillpoint Spaces London
23 Clerkenwell Close
London, EC1R 0AA
In the last decade the field of psychotherapy has seen a rising interest in the role of the body within the therapeutic relationship. This interest has seen a shift from the dualistic mind/body perspective towards a more inclusive mind-body continuum model. How might different theoretical approaches and modalities integrate embodiment into clinical practice and supervision?
Join us for a live supervision experiment in which five highly experienced psychotherapists demonstrate their understanding and practice of embodiment in connection to intersubjectivity, projective techniques, movement, identity and heritage, and spirituality.
Each session will consist of a brief presentation of the therapist’s unique approach, followed by a live supervision session and a group discussion. Reading materials will be provided.
We encourage participants to attend all five sessions for continuity and trust building in the group though single sessions can be booked. Do book soon as places are limited. These sessions are open to all practitioners, which includes therapists, counsellors, supervisors, coaches, and trainees.
8PM: Brief introduction on the approach
8.50PM: Q&A, reflections, clarifications
Roz Carroll: Four Modes of Working with the Body in Psychotherapy and Supervision
We will consider a piece of clinical work through a process-analysis based on Mitchell’s ‘Four Modes of Relationality’. This has been developed and updated into an embodied model that includes a) procedural b) affective c) self-and-other configuration and d) intersubjective dimensions of the therapy. Paying detailed attention to our bodies, the group field and parallel process, we will move through these different relational ‘lenses’ to flesh out the qualities of and dilemmas being enacted in the client-therapist relationship.
à Roz Carroll is a Chiron-trained Relational Body Psychotherapist. She teaches 'Contemporary Theories of Psychotherapy' on the MA in Integrative Psychotherapy at The Minster Centre. She is the author of numerous articles and chapters, including: 'The Blood-dimmed Tide: Witnessing war and working with the collective body in Authentic Movement' in the Journal of Psychotherapy and Politics International and ‘Four Relational Modes of Attending to the Body in Psychotherapy’ in ed. (2014) K. White Talking Bodies: How do we Integrate Working with the Body in Psychotherapy from an Attachment and Relational Perspective?
Anna Chesner: Embodied Role in One to One and Group Supervision
During this session there will be an explication of the concept of role according to psychodrama theory and its relevance to the supervisory task. There will be an experience/demonstration of embodied role work as applied to one to one and group supervision.
à Anna Chesner is a Psychodrama Psychotherapist and Group Analytic Psychotherapist. She is co-director of the London Centre for Psychodrama Group and Individual Psychotherapy where she runs the HIPC recognised Creative Supervision Diploma Training.
Carmen Joanne Ablack: Processing Embodied Intercultural Ground
This offer for supervision is to explore patterns arising for client and therapist in processes of identity, heritage and culture (as ‘defined’ by the client). We will attempt to understand the reciprocal nature of the embodied-relational in the development of a ground for meeting between practitioner / client and supervisor / supervisee.
à Carmen Joanne Ablack (BA Hons, PG Dip, MSc) is an individual, group, couples and relationships psychotherapist, trainer and supervisor. Published on areas including clinical contemporary practice, intercultural communications, diversity, trauma, access to the profession and regulation. Current President of the European Association for Body Psychotherapy (EABP), she has particular interest in mental health, social justice and responsibility, and educational access. She is a member of the Black, African and Asian Therapy Network (BAATN) Leadership Group. Website www.cjablack.com
Yeva Feldman: The Embodied Field: Creating space for embodiment through movement
This session will focus on how we can foster an embodied field with our clients (and ourselves) and support embodied potential leading to movement and growth. Movement facilitates embodied listening, listening with one's own body, locating body experience as self experience, and embodying client's physical experience. Movement enhances our own experience of embodiment enriching what we bring to the 'field' which in turn supports client's capacity for embodied experience.
à Yeva Feldman, MSc, ADMP UK, UKCP is a Gestalt Movement Therapist with over 25 years of clinical experience working with groups and individuals in mental health settings and in private practice. Over the last 15 years she has developed an experiential group approach with women with Anorexia Nervosa and has presented research based on this approach at the UKCP research conference in 2012. A chapter on her approach and research can be found in Payne, H. (Ed.) (2017), Essentials of Dance Movement Psychotherapy: International Perspectives on Theory, Research and Practice. She is a Programme Co-convenor and Senior Lecturer on the MA Dance Movement Psychotherapy Programme at the University of Roehampton and a clinical supervisor.
Mark van Gogh: ‘Body and Soul’
Soul is spirit embodied. Some writers invite us to think of soul as a verb rather than a noun. Dr Gus Lott writes: ’Soul is an action of the body. It is a verb: ’to soul’. The body souls, just as it runs, cries or laughs. The neurons between your ears are the body, and their concert, the soul, is the action of a magnificent molecular machine.’ This supervision will consider ‘souling’ as a frame for what may embody in the therapeutic dyad, and by extension, the supervisory relationship.
à Mark van Gogh is a UKCP registered Integrative Transpersonal psychotherapist . He works in private practice and as a trainer and supervisor for Re-Vision and several other organisations, including City Lit, Kensington and Chelsea College and Diamond Light Tantra.
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