Counter-Transference, Projective Identification and the Superego with Paul Terry (10 weekly sessions )

WPF Therapy
Course summary
10 hours
150 GBP
Full time
Online courses
Professional Training

Course description

Counter-Transference, Projective Identification and the Superego with Paul Terry (10 weekly sessions )

Online seminar module delivered over 10 weekly sessions.

Every Sunday Morning, 11am -12 pm

7, 14, 21, 28 February 2021
7, 14, 21, 28 March 2021
11,18 April 2021

Paul Terry has been offering workshops on Projective Identification at WPF Therapy for many years.  This is a difficult concept to grasp and his workshops have been sell outs every time.  Paul is able to make this complex concept accessible and help participants to work clinically with more confidence.

In 2021Paul is going to be offering his expertise through a weekly one hour seminar over 10 weeks.  This model of delivery will allow time for participants to work with the ideas in their clinical practice and deepen their understanding across the 10 weeks.  

  • Is it counter-transference or projective identification?
  • Would you like to understand more about emotional experiences with clients particularly feelings which arise during a therapeutic encounter and whether such feelings indicate counter-transference and / or projective identification.
  • Are these feelings an unconscious communication from the client?
  • How do you frame interpretations about them that will be helpful for the client? 
  • How does the client’s superego or one’s own superego obstruct or interfere with understanding and processing counter-transference and projective identification?

Suitability - Who should attend?

This workshop is suitable for qualified and training psychotherapists and counsellors. The primary theoretical focus of the workshop will be psychodynamic, but practitioners of other modalities are welcome to attend.  It is important that webinar members bring examples from their own practice.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

All participants completing the workshop will receive a Certificate of Attendance for their Continuing Professional Development portfolio.

Training Course Content

The aims of the webinars are to enable participants to gain an understanding of:

  1.  Counter transference, projective identification and the superego, and the relationships between these concepts as they are manifest in therapeutic practice.
  2. The different forms of projective identification whether attributive, evocative or acquisitive; its various motives, whether to communicate, evacuate, possess, control, deny separateness or overcome loss; and its relationship to introjective identification.
  3. How projective identification relates to counter-transference.
  4. How the superego drives projective identification and is reflected in what is projected. 
  5. Working through to enable the retrieval of projective identifications and therapeutic technique in the framing and timing of interpretations.

This course will be delivered through ten weekly zoom webinars of 1 hour duration each.  The webinars will be a mix of theory and illustrations from the clinical practice of the webinar leader and wherever possible will draw upon experiences offered by the webinar members.  Initially the webinars will concentrate on developing a consistent and clear theoretical and practical understanding of the three central concepts.  The webinars will then explore these concepts in practice, and especially the working through and retrieval of projective identifications by studying the moment by moment interaction between therapist and a client suffering from life long depression from a case study of short term psychodynamic therapy.  The discussion will be conducted in the webinar group which will be limited to a maximum of ten participants.  There will also be the opportunity to discuss in smaller breakout groups if this seems helpful.


Qualified Practitioners: £150
Counselling/Psychotherapy Trainee: £130
WPF Therapy Trainees/Staff: £110

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WPF Therapy

WPF Therapy provides therapy services for more than 400 clients every week at our modern premises near London Bridge. We also provide training and professional courses in counselling and psychotherapy for over 1,000 people every year. We are a charity...

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