EVENT FULL | How to Work Safely and Professionally with Erotic Transference and Counter Transference | London

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Date(s) - 01/03/2019
9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Cass Business School


CPD Hours six

Learning outcomes:

  • Define types of erotic transference and counter transference
  • Consider ways to spot erotic horror and erotic pleasure in therapy room
  • Consider the dangers and excitement of paying attention to the erotic
  • Explore typical use and purpose of fantasy
  • Develop an ability to speak about the erotic material between you and clients in supervision using a integrative model
  • Be wary of possible therapeutic errors and how to minimise them
  • To discuss examples from practice throughout presentation to enable topic to come alive


09:30 – Registration

10:00 – Introductions, boundaries, plan for day of learning

10:30 – Definitions, experiences and impact on thinking, behaviour and feelings.

11:30 – Coffee

11:50 – Features of an erotic bond, types of erotic feelings, noticing erotic horror

13:00 – Lunch

14:00 – Role of fantasy in erotic transference

15:00 – Supervision, resources and group discussion

15:30 – Tea

15:45 – Considering benefits and errors in relation to management

16:30 – Close


Presented by Sally Openshaw, a Sexual and Relationship Psychotherapist working in private practice in
Devon. She works with couples and individual with a range of sexual problems. She has been talking
about erotic transference and counter transference since 2012 at seminars and conferences. Sally is
the manager of a training centre called Towerhouse Counselling where she runs study days for post
qualified counsellors. Sally also provides EMDR therapy for people with trauma and has recently
completed a training to work with people who have sexual addiction.

Terms and Conditions

The full fee for each training day is £115 for COSRT members and £125 for non-members. Cheques should be made payable to COSRT in GB pounds sterling. Payment must be received by COSRT before the training day. Confirmation and details of your booking will be emailed to you.

Cancellations must be made in writing. There is an administrative charge of £20 per person for cancellations received up to six weeks prior to the training day. Thereafter no refund is possible. To substitute a delegate please call the COSRT office (020 8543 2707) at least seven days prior to the event.

COSRT reserves the right to change the venue or speakers due to unforeseen circumstances. In the unlikely event of a training day being cancelled, a full refund will be made, but COSRT disclaims any further liability.

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