Quarterly Meeting for Members And Colleagues (QMMAC)

Updated: May 10

Quarterly Meeting for Members And Colleagues (QMMAC)

Friday 17th June 2022, 9.30am – 4.00pm Edinburgh Quaker Meeting House, 7 Victoria Street, Edinburgh EH1 2JL

We are particularly looking forward to welcoming people back to meeting in person

“The breaking and remaking of attachment bonds through the creative use of analytic theory, MBT and media”.

How victims of complex trauma can reintegrate failed attachment models,and reclaim their authentic selves, along with an understanding of their personality development through this intriguing combination.

Our presenter is Angela Lawrence, who is a Psychotherapist and specialises in Attachment Theory, and Object Relations. She is a Psychologist, Psychotherapist, Group Analyst,and MBT Practitioner, and has wide ranging experience spanning over 20 years working across all areas of psychological care in the NHS, and across all age groups. She has worked with patients with a diagnosis of complex trauma for most of her professional career,because “I believe that patients who have suffered traumatic experiences, and/or gross abandonment and/or neglect during their developmental years deserve to be treated with compassion and respect. I do not think this category of people is either fully understood, nor fully represented, particularly because people who have suffered early trauma have considerable difficulties in asserting themselves and reporting their experience, by bringing their voice”.

Angela is passionate about groups and MBT (Psychodynamically informed Mentalisation Based Therapy).Her presentation for the day will be about combining this with Group Analysis and, importantly, her personal passion relating to films.

QMMAC offers the exciting opportunity to meet colleagues and students from group analysis, psychoanalysis and related professional fields for a shared experience of large group work and presentations relevant to working in psychotherapy.

This quarterly meeting provides an enjoyable and supportive space for thinking, dialogue and learning. The regular meetings aim to reduce feelings of professional isolation, stimulate creative discussion and develop a sense of community among those involved in psychodynamic work.

Through shared learning and dialogue, we grow stronger and more confident about our work and its place in the psychotherapeutic milieu.


Part of the Institute of Group Analysis

Fees: £40 (£25 IGA students)

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If you have any issues with the online booking, please call 020 7431 2693.

QMMAC Flyer - June 2022
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