Saturday, March 20th 2021 – Classroom or Zoom (tbc*)
Anxiety with Smita Rajput Kamble
Anxiety affects daily life. Development and growth is that rare human achievement when we can overcome anxiety and it’s debilitating affects. This symposium will get to grips with understanding anxiety via a psychodynamic lens.
WHEN: Saturday 20th March, 2021 – 10am to 1 pm (with breaks).
WHERE: The Gateway Building, University of Bedfordshire, Polhill Avenue, Bedford, MK41 9EA (tbc*)
COST: £75 (£65 students).
You can pay by direct bank transfer to Coop Bank, sort code 089299, account no. 65682890, putting your own name as a reference and email us to say you have done this, or send a cheque payable to Bedford Counselling Centre to Bedford Counselling and Training, 71 Gwyn Street, Bedfordshire MK40 1HH.
Why do this workshop?
We experience anxiety and fear every day of our lives-whether it is about work, our health and safety and/or our relationships with others. Anxiety and generalised anxiety disorder almost always tops the chart of most browsed mental health subjects. This symposium will give you an in depth understanding of anxiety and its roots in guilt, hate and fear of castration. In the therapeutic space of group and individual work you will be able to understand how you as a practitioner help people manage their anxiety and begin to heal.
- To understand what is anxiety –its function in normal and abnormal conditions. The effect of fear and anxiety on possibilities of growth and development.
- The psychodynamic lens: pre-oedipal and oedipal anxiety. Klein and Freud on anxiety.
- To discuss how and why we help clients become less anxious and more contained.
Process for symposium
There will be a speaker presentation on the history of and psychodynamic theories about anxiety as well as examples of its presentation in the consulting room. The presentation will be followed by participant discussion. The speaker will then
facilitate pair and group work so that participants can apply theory to their own clinical practice examples.
This symposium is suitable for qualified and training psychodynamic psychotherapists, counsellors and mental health practitioners. The primary theoretical focus will be psychodynamic, but practitioners of other modalities are welcome to attend as long as they have made themselves familiar with some of the pre-course reading.
Smita Rajput Kamble
Smita is a psychoanalytic psychotherapist in private practice. She is a training supervisor at Bedford Counselling
Foundation. In the past, she was one of the faculty at WPF Therapy, London Bridge where she taught the Advanced Clinical and Theoretical Issues seminar to Year 3 and 4 psychodynamic psychotherapy trainees. She also conducts CPD activities within the psychodynamic community in London.
*Please note that this symposium may either be held at the University of Bedfordshire in Bedford or on Zoom, depending on the state of Covid 19 restrictions by March.
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