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Tue 19th June
The ICAPT Evening Lectures Series: 'Rupture and resolution processes in

'Rupture and resolution processes in arts psychotherapies: the creativity in getting wrong'

This talk with start with a short scripted scene between a therapist and a patient detailing a rupture in the therapeutic or working alliance. The audience will be invited to comment thereby influencing the final outcome as the actors improvise towards a possible resolution. This will be followed by a presentation tracing the psychoanalytic origins of the working alliance to summarising current working alliance research which places the processing of problematic aspects of the alliance at the heart of the therapeutic change process. It will end with an exploration of therapist characteristics and in session activity thought to contribute to the successful identification and resolution of alliance ruptures and its relation to arts therapies practices.

Speaker Bio:

Holly Dwyer Hall is Drama and Movement Therapist and registered clinical supervisor working in the NHS in adult and children services. She is a trainer with ICAPT, The International Centre for Arts Psychotherapies Training and has lectured and presented both in the UK and Internationally. Holly is currently undertaking a professional doctorate in psychoanalytic psychotherapy with children and adolescents where she is researching rupture and resolution processes in the working alliance.

Professional interests include; self-harm in adolescence, children in care, working with parents with mental health needs including emotionally unstable personality disorder and therapeutic presence.

Note: Registration and refreshments from 6.00pm-6.30pm

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