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Patrick Casement: Learning from Life: the acquisition of psychoanalytic wisdom. Online Event.

Online Event

  • This event includes 2.5 hours of video

  • Discussion forum

  • A Certificate of Attendance through which you can acquire up to 3 hrs of CPD on the basis of a multiple choice questionnaire assessing your knowledge of the module (additional £20)

About In his fourth and most personal book Learning from Life Patrick Casement gives us a fascinating insight into fundamental questions concerning the acquisition of analytic wisdom and how personal experiences shape the analyst's approach to clinical work. In this 3-part recording from a one-day seminar delivered in London he talks to us about how the psychoanalytic self comes into being, and how our own emotional truths consciously or unconsciously shape our practice and theory. These presentations will have a fresh and emergent quality and viewers can expect to hear inspiring, personal insights that illuminate the practice of psychoanalysis. Event speaker Patrick Casement obtained his degree at Cambridge University, in anthropology and theology. He then trained to become a social worker, subsequently becoming an analytical psychotherapist and then a psychoanalyst and training analyst with British Psychoanalytical Society. His first book On Learning from the Patient (1985) became an international best seller in the field of psychoanalysis. A later book, Learning from Our Mistakes (2002), was awarded a Gradiva Award in America for its contribution to psychoanalysis. His last book Learning from Life: becoming a psychoanalyst (2006) is partly autobiographical - an unusual step for an analyst but one he felt able to take since retiring.

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