Upcoming events and training
Elana Leigh will run a weekend workshop at Physis institute Dunedin New Zealand. The theme is on Transference and Countertransference. The varying definitions and applications of the well -known concepts will be explored as well as comparing and contrasting different approaches from classical through to contemporary relational approaches.
Servaas van Beekum
The Benefits of a Horizontal (sibling) Perspective in Psychotherapy and Counselling
In this workshop, van Beekum presents an overview into the vertical paradigm, central to Freud’s theoretical framework. He gives insight in the reasons why it has become the dominant perspective in psychotherapy, in counseling, in supervision, in coaching and in consulting before moving to the emerging insights in the horizontal (sibling) perspective and the reasons why it has recently gained traction.The presentation also highlights an exercise and practical work for the professionally interested in applying these new insights.
Servaas van Beekum will run "An Introduction to Transactional Analysis 101" workshop in Sydney.
This two day professional and personal workshop is a comprehensive experiential introduction to the philosophy and core concepts of Transactional Analysis (TA).
Past activities of ACIS staff & trainers
Elana Leigh and Servaas van Beekum attended and presented at the world Transactional Analysis Conference.
“Boundaries- a place to meet, to develop, to define identity”. In collaboration with Jo Stuthdridge, Elana Leigh presents: Breaking down the walls, exploring the links between personal script and professional identity. This workshop explored the links between personal and professional identity tracking the journey from Klein’s paranoid schizoid position to the depressive. This was well attended and interesting discussions emerged which will be further explored in future workshops and papers.
Metanoia Institute - Two-day workshop on Trauma past and present-From Freud to Crastnopol
This workshop traced the evolution of theories on trauma at both the macro and micro level. This is facilitated as part of an options weekend at Metanoia Institute for counselling and psychotherapy in London. The participants are from all 4 years of the Master’s degree courses in Transactional Analysis and Integrative psychotherapy.
International Association of Relational Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist (IARPP)
“From the Margins to the Centre - Contemporary Relational Perspectives”
This international conference is held in Sydney NSW, with over 400 attendees from 20 countries.
Elana Leigh presents
“I am Heard therefore I am seen - Changing a system from the margins”
This paper addressed the issue of centrality and marginality through the realm of sibling dynamics.
Jo Frasca presents
“How well do our clients know us”
Jo draws on material from her book, asking the profession to consider how they might each individually identify the way in which they work and how a client might know the difference. This was also in light of many practitioners having trained in various fields. It was well attended and there was lively, supportive discussion.
Blue Mountains Book Launch
In collaboration with Jewel Jones, Jo Frasca is invited to present and discuss her book to practitioners and stakeholders.
Elana Leigh - Presents at the PACFA Professional Development Day
Who we are is how we practice
This presentation and workshop explored how our own philosophies underpin our practice.
Jo Frasca - Presents at the PACFA Professional Development Day
In this workshop Jo draws the group into active and vibrant discussion on the differing professions in mental health. There is extensive group discussion and development of ideas in the hope some might find it way back to the Peak Body to further develop awareness in counselling and psychotherapy.
Elana Leigh - Teaching at Metanoia UK
The Evolution and Practice of the Humanistic Traditions
The training looked at the values, philosophies and practice of the Humanistic tradition
Jo Frasca - Book launch
Delving Deeper: Understanding diverse approaches while exploring psychotherapy. In this book Jo explores the machinations of working with a psychotherapist. While the book is aimed at the general public (as opposed to the profession) and clarifies the ‘users’ experience of being in psychotherapy, it also draws out the difference a potential client may experience working with a counsellor, psychiatrist or psychologists. The book is an attempt to educate the public about the profession in the hope that they might become better informed when seeking treatment.