‘Going-on-being’: Winnicott, Individual Development and the Group

18th January 2020
Institute of Group Analysis in Friends Meeting House, 7 Victoria Terrace, Edinburgh EH1 2JL.

Speaker: David Vincent IGA Group analyst

The paediatrician and psychoanalyst Donald Winnicott has been a great influence in psychotherapy and the study of child development. In this workshop we will first look at some of Winnicott’s central ideas: the true self, transitional experience, the use of an object, fear of breakdown and ‘going-on-being’.
We will then look more closely at ‘going-on-being’ in relation to personal, group and social development. Winnicott was interested in the politics of social life, and its relation to the mother-infant pair: ‘there is no such thing as a baby’.
This will lead us to think about the complex relationship between individual and group psychotherapy: the group-in-the-individual and the individual-in-the-group.

David Vincent is a retired group and individual psychotherapist. He worked for many years in the NHS, at Forest House Psychotherapy Clinic in North East London, and in private practice.
His interests include Winnicott, ethics, the history of group analysis and clinical thinking in both group and individual psychotherapy.

CPD certificates will be provided.

Advance Reading - 'Playing and Reality’ Donald Winnicott has a lot of the important papers (but that is not essential)



09:30            Registration & Coffee
10:00            Welcome & introduction to the day
10:20            First presentation (David Vincent)
11:10            Arrangements for Small Groups
11:20            Small Groups
12:40            Lunch
13:40            Introducing the afternoon session
13:50            Second presentation (David Vincent)
14:40            Tea
15:00            Large group

16:15      Plenary and Wind Up
16:30            End 



WORKSHOP FEES // Early Bird until 31st October 2019

IGA Students                     £49 / £59

IGA Members                    £59 / £69

Public fee                            £69 / £79


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