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Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Eating Disorders


Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Eating Disorders

​​​​​​​10 November 2018, Manchester, 9:30 to 13:00

St Thomas Centre, Ardwick Green, Manchester, M12 6FZ

The Northern School of Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy in collaboration with Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust, also known as the Transpennine Partnership, is pleased to host this half day CPD Study Event on ‘Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Eating Disorders’.

Geraldine Shipton, Fellow of the Institute of Psychoanalysis, author of ‘Working with Eating Disorders: A Psychoanalytic Approach, Palgrave (2004), will present her paper ‘The Diet of Worms: the struggle with internal tyranny in Eating Disorders. This will be followed by live supervision of a case presentation by Martin Gill.

Eating disorders are increasingly prevalent and are part of the wider cultural discourse, they are complex conditions often requiring highly specialised help. Psychoanalytical thinking offers a lens with which these potentially serious and at times fatal conditions can be understood. This morning study event will provide an opportunity to engage in a psychoanalytical conversation on eating disorders.

The event will be chaired by Lynda Ellis (Lead Director NSCAP, Psychoanalyst and Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist) and is particularly relevant for Child and Adolescent Psychotherapists, Adult Psychotherapists, Psychoanalysts, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapists, Psychodynamic Psychotherapists and other interested mental health professionals.​​​​​​​

Fee £60 (limited number of reduced cost places for trainees at £48)



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