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Clinical Casework and Dynamic Formulation

August 11 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

$100 – $180

NZAP Workshop

Saturday 11th August 2018


This one-day workshop follows earlier clinical casework workshops but with a sharper focus. As before, it offers a rare opportunity to spend a day with colleagues on clinical casework, writing and discussion. The workshop’s primary focus is to unpick and discuss an extended case study: how therapeutic work has been approached, thought about and written up.

To assist this, our main area of attention will be on dynamic formulation: how it is handled in the study and, more generally, why it is a central skill in effective clinical work. The workshop will ask you to collaborate in small groups on two tasks. First, to re-think and re-formulate the therapeutic work in the study; second to see how you might, collaboratively, work to develop a fresh dynamic formulation based on your discussion during the day.

The formulation, and its emphasis on the unconscious, is one of the key competencies in the Advanced Clinical Practice (ACP) qualification. So the workshop is of direct value if you are considering, or currently undertaking, the ACP as a candidate, supervisor or marker.

The approach in this workshop offers several advantages. First, a set of lenses to investigate how long-term therapeutic work addresses core psychotherapeutic competencies: conscious and unconscious processes, interaction in the room, formulation, transference and other important factors.

Secondly, the workshop would benefit any psychotherapists interested in examining or refreshing their practice and ways of thinking about their work. The workshop will allow us plenty of time to discuss this.

The facilitators are experienced examiners and moderators. We have run similar workshops in the past and know from feedback that this mix of intensive discussion and collegial interaction is an enjoyable, illuminating process.

Room 1 and 2, St Andrews on the Terrace, 30 The Terrace Wellington
15 participants maximum

Enquiries: Andrew Jones acpsecretary20@gmail.com
Presenters: John Farnsworth and Andrew Jones
Bookings: acpsecretary20@gmail.com
Cost: Download form Clinical Casework ACP Dunedin 11 Aug 18
1. Attendance confirmed after full payment and registration are received
2. First preference given to NZAP members


August 11
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
$100 – $180
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St. Andrews on the Terrace
30 The Terrace
Wellington, New Zealand
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