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“Developing our Creative Mind” residential mini-conference, Waiheke Island

15/02/2019 @ 8:00 am - 17/02/2019 @ 5:00 pm

Creative Thinking Mini-Conference Flier

“Developing our Creative Mind: Using the ideas of Wilfred Bion, Annie Reiner and Neville Symington”

A Residential Mini-Conference on Waiheke Island, Auckland

15 – 17 February 2019

How do we keep our mind open while working with our clients? We face so many pressures inside and out. How do we develop a creative space so that our pasts and our theories don’t close off potential for growth in ourselves and the people we see? This time together is a chance to explore the intensities and uncertainties of the therapeutic encounter. Presentations, small groups and discussions will allow for practical case review, as well as experiential learning.

Guest Speakers

Annie Reiner (author of ‘Bion and Being’) and Neville Symington (author of ‘The Making of a Psychotherapist’ and many other publications)

Annie Reiner is a poet, artist, psychoanalyst and author of children’s books as well as those on psychoanalysis, notably on the understanding of Wilfred Bion’s ideas. She offers a fresh and spacious approach in thinking about clinical ideas. She has a very straightforward way of presenting and stimulating new ways of thinking about clinical work.

Neville Symington, a psychoanalyst from Sydney, is well known to many here. He has published many books and articles on psychotherapy and has an interest in demystifying psychotherapy to make it more accessible.

Both present work that is rooted in their experiences of being with clients and patients. Both travel widely to teach and supervise and we feel very fortunate that they could accept our invitation and have them work here together.

To make an Early Expression of Intent (and secure preferential early booking rights)

Email: jenniferhowarth0@gmail.com

(Due to space the conference is limited to 70 people.)



15/02/2019 @ 8:00 am
17/02/2019 @ 5:00 pm
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Jennifer Howarth