Ethnicity, Culture and Context: exploring their significance in the clinical and care environment.

Saturday 18th May, 2019

10:00 am

London

£

A study day to examine the interweaving of ethnicity, culture and the context of daily living and their significance for practitioners and patients/clients. The presentations describe and reflect on the experience of practising and teaching in multi-ethnic and cross-cultural settings. Group and plenary discussions will provide an opportunity to share and examine experiences and identify emergent themes.

Presentations:

Winnicott’s attention to the use of Black in the consulting room. Lesley Caldwell

A complicated landscape: relating to the other in psychoanalytic psychotherapy with race in mind. Coretta Samms & Jay Dhillon with discussant, Lesley Caldwell

When the wished-for Facilitating Environment attacks: Building a therapeutic community for young people with past and present experiences of human rights abuses during their developmental years. Sheila Melzak

Found in translation: consulting in a post-conflict region. Adrian Sutton

Speakers:

Lesley Caldwell is a psychoanalyst in private practice in London. She is Honorary professor in the psychoanalysis Unit at UCL where she teaches and supervises on Masters and Doctoral programmes and contributes to an interdisciplinary programme. With Helen Taylor Robinson she is joint General Editor of the Collected Works of Winnicott.

Jay Dhillon is a trainee in year 3 at the Independent Psychoanalytic Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy Association (IPCAPA) working in East London on clinical placement.

Sheila Melzak is Clinical Director at Baobab Centre for Young Survivors in Exile and a Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychotherapist.

Coretta Samms is a Child & Adolescent Psychotherapist who trained at the Independent Psychoanalytic Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy Association (IPCAPA). She also specialises in Parent- Infant Psychotherapy which she offers at her NHS clinic in East London.

Adrian Sutton is Director of the Squiggle Foundation. He is Visiting Professor of Psychiatry at Gulu University, Uganda and Honorary Senior Teaching Fellow in Medical Education at the University of Manchester.

Chaired by Tessa Dalley, Chair of Trustees of the Squiggle Foundation. She is a Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychotherapist

COST TO INCLUDE LUNCH AND REFRESHMENTS

Squiggle members £55 Non-members £65

FULL TIME STUDENTS: contact Di Sutton, Squiggle Administrator

VENUE: The Conference Hall, Ground Floor of the West Wing, St Pancras Hospital 4 St Pancras Way, London, NW1 0PE

Enquiries to The Administrator, The Squiggle Foundation

phone – 07717330327, email – info@squiggle-foundation.org

N.B. The nearest underground station is Mornington Crescent (Northern line): the nearest underground, over-ground & mainline stations are at Camden, Kings Cross and St Pancras. There is also a free car park at the hospital.

Provisional Program:

10:00 Introduction: Adrian Sutton

10:05: Winnicott’s attention to the use of Black in the consulting room. Lesley Caldwell

10:35: A complicated landscape: relating to the other in psychoanalytic psychotherapy with race in mind. Coretta Samms & Jay Dhillon

11:15 Discussant: Lesley Caldwell

11:40 Coffee

12:00 Small group discussions

12:45 Feedback

1:00 Lunch

2:00: Chair: Tessa Dalley.

When the wished-for Facilitating Environment attacks: building a therapeutic community for young people with past and present experiences of human rights abuses during their developmental years. Sheila Melzak

2:45: Found in translation: consulting in a post-conflict region. Adrian Sutton

3:30 Plenary Discussion

4:00 End