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Lectures from the Tavistock Relationships Model
Since 1948 Tavistock Relationships has been instrumental in building a rich and effective therapeutic model to support couple relationships. The model is based on the principles of psychoanalytic psychotherapy, and grounded in decades of research, offering a depth approach to working with the couple relationships.
This series of lectures provides a comprehensive exploration of psychoanalytic perspectives on couple relationships as well as an understanding of how to work therapeutically with couples and is suitable for anyone working with couples, interested to start working with couples or simply interested in the complexities inherent in being in a relationship.
The talks include the importance of the interplay of past influences, present dynamics, as well as the future potential in couple relationships, framing the couple as vehicle for creative development throughout the life cycle.
Clinical issues with couples work such as the complex terrain of transference and countertransference and a different way of working considering there are three in the room are discussed.
These lectures collectively offer insights which will enrich your understanding of psychoanalytic approaches to the complexity of couple relationships.
Susan Pacey offers therapists insights into the challenges of working with body, mind and relationship when couples present with sexual problems. Currently clients seeking help must choose between a psychoanalytic/psychodynamic approach, which mostly addresses unconscious mental models of relating, and psychosexual therapy, which focuses primarily on the body and conscious couple interaction. In this way the profession seems to mirror the psychic splitting of sex and love, which Freud first identified and which is a common phenomenon in clinical work. There is a growing number of psychotherapists, however, who are working with both approaches and Pacey discusses psychological barriers to and benefits of integration.