Sense of an Ending – Working with endings and transition
A workshop exploring endings and the emotions they evoke, looking at both clinical endings as well as our own experience of endings, change and transition.
‘…[The therapist’s task] is to make, endure and
end a relationship.’
‘All change involves loss’
A one day workshop led by Sue Mayfield exploring endings and the emotions they evoke. We will think about clinical endings – both the end of therapy and the ending of each session – as well as our own experience of endings, change and transition.
The workshop will consider:
- How long is enough? Short and Long Term therapy
- When is therapy ‘complete’ and how do we measure its efficacy?
- Planned and unplanned endings
- Attachment and Separation
- Enforced endings due to therapist illness, death or relocation
- Loss, mourning and the use of rituals
- The difference between stopping and ending
- How our own experience of endings informs our work
The day will combine theory with reflective exercises, case-studies and group work. Participants are encouraged to bring their own clinical and personal material for reflection.
Theory will cover:
- How Long is Enough? Lesley Murdin
- Therapeutic change – what are we aiming for?
- The therapeutic frame – holding boundaries
- Attachment – Bowlby and Holmes
- The tasks of the termination phase
This workshop is facilitated by Sue Mayfield and provides 6 hours of CPD.
Please note, our training room is on the first floor and is accessed by stairs. If you have any special requirements, or if you need to advise us of anything before booking or attending the training, then please contact us.