One day workshop Erotic Transference | 5th May 2017
Erotic Transference and Countertransference in Psychotherapy and Supervision
A one-day workshop with Professor Joy Schaverien
London, 5 May 2017 (Friday) 10:00am – 4:00pm
Erotic transference reveals much about the client’ s way of being in the world and forms th e centre of the psychoanalytic project in many ways: but it is also highly sensitive, raising issues of intimacy, love and hate. These dynamics can induce shame, guilt and confusion in the client and engage the th erapist-as-person, bringing to the fore the fear of acting out. This can severely challenge the therapist’s sense of personal and professional identity. Needless to say, confronting erotic transference and counter transference in our therapeutic practices as well as in supervision, is absolutely vital. This workshop is designed for psychotherapists, psychologists and counsellors across modalities to consider this sensitive clinical topic in an atmosphere of exploration and collaboration.
The meaning and purpose of erotic transference
In the morning sess ion, we evaluate erotic tr ansference using clinical material illustrated with dreams and pictures. We consider a brief history of erotic transference, comparing and contrasting the ever-changing mores and professional etiquette required from us as professionals. Our focus is clinical and we consider present day concerns including gender identity and sexual orientation in the consulting room.