Counter-Transference, Projective Identification and the Destructive Superego – webinar with Paul Terry

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Susan Maciver
Tony Burch

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These webinars will offer a mix of theory and clinical illustration from Paul’s practice in which these three concepts are central in his approach to the therapeutic process. The webinars will also be opportunities for members to bring experiences from their practice for discussion.  Initially Paul will focus on developing a clear theoretical and practical understanding of the key concepts from a Kleinian perspective, and discuss how the concepts overlap and interact.  The webinars will explore the concepts in practice by studying moment by moment interaction between therapist and client.  Paul will present for study his short term psychodynamic therapy with a client suffering from life long depression. 




Paul is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and has worked in child, adolescent, adult mental health and forensic settings, latterly in a specialist mental health service for older people in the National Health Service. For many years in tandem with clinical practice he was Lecturer in Counselling at Birkbeck College, University of London. Paul is currently working in private practice. 


Paul has written extensively about his clinical work and the application of psychoanalytical ideas to social and political themes.  In 2004 he won the Annual Essay Prize of the Association of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in the NHS for his paper ‘Dangerous Liaisons: Psychosis and Violence – Working in a Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit’.  His papers about a four year therapy with a person suffering from psychosis were cited as an ‘exemplar of case study research’.  In 2008 a revised second edition of Paul’s book Counselling and Psychotherapy with Older People: A Psychodynamic Approach was published by Palgrave Macmillan.  


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