Monday evening CPD events

WMIP CPD meetings take place on the 3rd Monday of the month throughout the year. They are generally open to Institute Members and the public but on occasion they are closed for members only or members and their guests. Coffee and Biscuits from 6.30pm. Meetings 7.00pm to 8.30pm.

Monday 14 November 2016

7.00 - 8.30 pm

"Seeing is Believing: using video feedback in parent-infant psychotherapy to help shift parents' and babies' negative representations of themselves"

Presented by Joanna Tucker

This meeting is open to the public.

My main hypothesis in this paper is that when parents see something for themselves it can surprise their unconscious, destabilise them, open up the possibility of change and speed it up. We need to find ways of helping parent and baby to connect while the baby is as young as possible, before difficulties in relationships become 'set' and much more difficult to shift. At OXPIP we believe that, for some families, integrating a strength-based video-feedback intervention into psychoanalytic parent-infant psychotherapy can help change parents' representations of themselves, and of their babies, more quickly and effectively than either of these ways of working on their own. In this paper I will explore why that might be. I will use video clips to illustrate how the relationship between a depressed mother and her baby changed over the course of their brief therapy.

Joanna trained as a social worker, and later with the West Midlands Institute of Psychotherapy as a Jungian Analyst. Her passion for early intervention led her to join the Oxford Parent-Infant Project. She has been with OXPIP since 1999 and has had a variety of roles. She is currently Joint Clinical Director. She is a qualified Guider and Supervisor in Video Interaction Guidance. Joanna leads workshops and lectures on issues connected with infancy, attachment theory and parent-infant psychotherapy. She has taught on several therapeutic and academic trainings, and has had a number of articles published about clinical work in the perinatal period.

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This event is free for WMIP Members and first-time visitors.
Subsequent visitors 10.

Tea, coffee and biscuits will be available

Venue: Edgbaston Quaker Meeting House, St. James Road, Edgbaston, B15 1JP
Five Ways train station and on-street parking nearby.

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