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Thinking about the unconscious with Cate Lyon - Online Workshop

Are you studying on an introductory course and would like to learn more about unconscious processes?

 This workshop content is aimed at an introductory level and is open to all. There is no expectation of any pre-course knowledge or clinical practice. 

The workshop will be of particular interest to those who are exploring a range of therapy models before embarking on a professional training, at an early stage of their training and clinical practice, seasoned practitioners who feel in need of a refresher and anyone who simply has an interest in the topic and enjoys exploring.

By the end of the course you:

  1. Will have gained a good basic grasp of some key unconscious processes and some confidence and appetite for further exploration.
  2. Will have some confidence in recognising, exploring and discussing unconscious dynamics.

This workshop will take participants on a whistle stop introductory tour of the unconscious. We shall visit some unconscious processes such as repression, projection, transference & countertransference and stop off at some key defensive mechanisms. We will unravel some jargon and discuss how these processes might manifest themselves in our everyday lives. We shall consider some clinical and non-clinical examples of such phenomena at work along our way.

There will be some direct teaching, and plenty of individual & pairs exercises and time for group discussion.

Target Audience

Counsellors and therapists in training. This is aimed at those who are starting on their therapy training.


Comment from a previous workshop:

  • “Cate is an extremely skilled and engaging workshop leader”

Workshop Leader

Cate Lyon is a Psychodynamic Psychotherapist trained at WPF Therapy. She is Counselling Lead in NHS Primary Care (IAPT). She practices and supervises in Private Practice. She teaches and trains extensively in the field and consults in these roles in a range of public and private organisations.

Applications must be received by Thursday, 28th January 2021.

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