Advanced Workshop on the Psychodynamics of Addictions, Eating Disorders and Perversions

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Date: 6-9th October 2022 

Audience: – Counsellors, therapists and professionals interested in working with people with addictions 

Course Leader: Liz Good, MA, Psychoanalytical Psychotherapist 

Outcome: Continuous Professional Development (CPD) certificate from a British Psychological Council (BPC) Counselling and Psychotherapy training organisation – ECS (Enfield Counselling Service – London). 

Format: Lectures and group interaction with the opportunity to share and develop clinical work and improve knowledge. It will also offer daily yoga and fitness sessions and time to relax and reflect alongside clinical education about working with addictions. 

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Event Description: 

This advanced professional workshop offers attendees an in-depth understanding of the psychoanalytical/unconscious processes working with addictions. Designed for Counsellors, Therapists and Professionals interested in working with people with addictions it promotes and values a Twelve Step/Abstinence approach to the primary treatment of addictions. 

This course will offer a deeper theoretical understanding of the various manifestation of addictions. It will also explore Counsellors’ and Therapists’ own unconscious resistance to deeper psychotherapy with this extremely difficult clientele. 

Unfortunately, there are some clients who cannot engage with the Twelve Step approach. There are clients who become abstinent, but still suffer, and feel they have not got to the bottom of their problems, or that their therapist is ‘out-of-their-depth’. 

Addictions are difficult to treat, because even if the client has achieved abstinence, the underlying unconscious processes need to be understood for a meaningful recovery to be achieved. This course intends to give Professionals in this field time to reflect.  It will also provide high-level academic training in Psychodynamic thought about these extremely difficult areas.  

The topics that will be covered are –  

  • Addictions 
  • Eating disorders 
  • Perversions  

The course will equip you with the tools and knowledge to understand how to best to approach these issues within your clinical practice.  

Content will be delivered through lectures, alongside group interaction. Attendees will be encouraged to share their own experience and reflections throughout the course. 

During the four days, attendees will also be able to take part in daily yoga and fitness sessions.  

This course will provide an in-depth look at these areas but also allow time for attendees to unwind in a beautiful environment with gardens, pool, and catered meals.  

Attendees will receive a Continuous Professional Development (CPD) certificate from a British Psychological Council (BPC) Counselling and Psychotherapy training organisation – ECS (Enfield Counselling Service – London). 

Course Leader: Liz Good, MA, Psychoanalytical Psychotherapist  

Liz has been interested in, and worked clinically with people suffering from addictions, eating disorders and perversions for over thirty years. 

Liz has worked at In-Patient Addiction Units in London.  She has worked with clients and Supervised Clinicians in Holloway Prison.  She has also worked as a Consultant Psychotherapist in a Forensic Unit working with mothers-and-babies, developing an interest between addictive/perverse mothering.  

Currently she has a private practice but is also head of training and clinical director at Enfield Counselling and Psychotherapy Service. 

Venue: Marbella, Southern Spain – a beautiful villa that offers a wonderful place to learn and develop as well as a luxurious place to relax and unwind. 40 minutes from Malaga airport, with regular flights from around the world, it is an excellent venue for this four-day course.  

Register your interest  

Please fill in the form below to register your interest and find out how to book your place. There are a maximum of 18 attendees for this advanced workshop, so please fill in the form below in good time to avoid disappointment.