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Meeting in the Flesh: Somatic Experience in PsychotherapyPresenter: Bill Cornell MA TSTA
Building upon theory, supervision and experiential exercises, this workshop will afford participants an opportunity to explore the somatic foundations of our therapeutic and intimate relations. Such concepts as enactment, somatic resonance and subsymbolic experience will be presented to expand our more traditional understandings of transference, countertransference, and projective identification. Body-centered approaches will be linked to Berne’s descriptions of script and script protocol. Participants will have the opportunity to explore their personal, familial, professional and cultural anxieties about bodily needs and desires, especially as they affect the transference and countertransference dynamics experienced within our therapeutic relationships.
Bill Cornell studied behavioural psychology at Reed College in Portland, Oregon and phenomenological psychology at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA, following his graduate studies with training in transactional analysis and neo-Reichian body-centered psychotherapy. Bill has published numerous journal articles and book chapters, many exploring the interface between transactional analysis, body-centered and psychoanalytic modalities. He was editor of the ITAA Script newsletter for ten years and is co-editor of the Transactional Analysis Journal. He has written more than 40 journal articles and 10 book chapters. Bill is the recipient of the 2010 Eric Berne Memorial Award.
He is the editor of The Healer’s Bent: Solitude and Dialogue in the Clinical Encounter (2005), a collection of the psychoanalytic writings of James McLaughlin, for which Bill wrote the introduction; with Helena Hargaden he is co-editor and author of From Transactions to Relations: The Emergence of Relational Paradigms in Transactional Analysis (2005) published by Haddon Press. He is the author of Explorations in Transactional Analysis (2008). He is currently writing Meeting in the Flesh: The Body in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis. Recent publications include: “Aspiration or Adaptation: An unresolved tension in Berne’s basic beliefs,” Transactional Analysis Journal, Vol. 40; “Searching in the ‘Unsaid Seen’: McLaughlin’s Unfinished Reflections on the Place of the Body in Psychoanalytic Discourse,” American Imago, Winter, 2010; and SAMBA, TANGO, PUNK: Reflections on Steven Knoblauch’s “Contextualizing Attunement within a Polyrhythmic Weave: The Psychoanalytic Samba,” Psychoanalytic Dialogues, in press. Bill maintains an independent private practice of therapy, consultation and training in Pittsburgh, and leads frequent training groups in Europe.
When: From Saturday 16th March to Monday 18th March, 2013, 9am – 4.30pm each day.
Where: Conference Room, 2nd floor, Dunedin Public Art Gallery, The Octagon, Dunedin.
Cost: $500 for 3 days. The fee includes morning tea and lunch on Saturday and Sunday.
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One-day NZ Transactional Analysis Trainers' WorkshopFacilitator: Bill Cornell MA TSTA
The one-day trainers’ workshop is a valuable opportunity for all New Zealand trainers in transactional analysis to meet with Bill Cornell. It will provide us with a chance to assess our current programmes, look at the direction we want to take for the future, discover how best to pursue our goals in a collaborative manner, and confront the possible hurdles we might encounter in this endeavour.
Our training community is in a state of transition, with some of the senior people handing over, and others needing to assume greater leadership. The CTA Psychotherapy qualification has been recognised by the Psychotherapists Board as fulfilling the requirement for registration as a psychotherapist, a fact we can be pleased about, but which also obliges us to keep the training at a high standard and in step with new directions and requirements.
The success of this workshop depends on a full attendance of New Zealand trainers. It calls for a commitment to work cooperatively and to strive towards excellence in the quality of the training we offer. Trainers’ meetings are regularly held in other parts of the world. In New Zealand, the trainers used to come together, with Robin Maslen, at least once a year, with the purpose of coordinating the various training programmes around the country, and developing common goals. This is how the residential workshops were created, but from there on, the cooperative attention of trainers had to focus on the organisation of these workshops, possibly at the expense of ongoing assessment of training and collaborative forward planning.
Bill Cornell’s visit to New Zealand, and his willingness to offer a trainers’ workshop, creates a timely opportunity for these important objectives to be taken up again.
When: 9am to 4pm 19TH March, 2013
Where: Dunedin Public Art Gallery, The Octagon, Dunedin
To register: » download registration form