Anyone working as a counsellor, therapist or analyst sees people in whose lives addiction played a troubling part; perhaps in parents, partners, or children - perhaps in their own lives.
Anyone working as a counsellor, therapist or analyst sees people in whose lives addiction played a troubling part; perhaps in parents, partners, or children – perhaps in their own lives. Shame and guilt make help-seeking difficult. Sometimes the addiction itself makes the frame hard to hold. There are risks – suicide, serious depression, acting out, abandoning therapy. There are common prejudices amongst ‘helping professionals’ against addicts – some choose not to work with them, others are unsure what to do, or imagine this work needs ‘special skills’. The speakers have worked in this area for many years. Each will give a brief presentation of key points, then the meeting will open up for discussion.
The speakers are members of the Association of Jungian Analysts.
Dr MARY ADDENBROOKE PhD: Addiction and Recovery; Author of Survivors of Addiction: Narratives of Recovery; In preparation for publication with Routledge: Out of the Labyrinth of Addiction.
SARAH HALL Clinical Lead in Dual Diagnosis, Chy Rehab, Cornwall, and former Consultant in Addiction Treatment with Addaction, Feltham Prison & community addiction services across the UK.
PHILIPPE JACQUET Trained USA, worked 20 years as addiction counsellor, and 5 years as occupational therapist with addicts; now specialist in eating disorders and addiction in Harley Street.
Dr DALE MATHERS Former Mental Health Foundation Research Fellow, the Department of Addictive Behaviour, St. George’s Hospital, London.
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