Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy

A one day CPD workshop with Anna Bravesmith

Saturday 27th June 2020
5 hours CPD

Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (DIT) has been developed by Alessandra Lemma, Mary Target and Peter Fonagy as a model of brief psychodynamic therapy and is used for the treatment of mood disorders, usually lasting 16 sessions. The model skilfully weaves together some aspects of attachment theory, mentalisation based therapy and some psychodynamic theory and technique, thereby providing a sophisticated synthesis.

It is used in the NHS in many IAPT services in primary care and increasingly also in secondary services for treating more complex cases, where it is often extended to 20 or 24 sessions.

The approach is to focus on the client’s relational world rather than deep internal world, although inevitably there is an overlap between these. The model is structured but leaves space for clients to bring in issues as and when they enter their minds. The therapist encourages them to make connections between what emerges in their minds and a focus which is selected to act as a ‘spine’ in the centre of the ensuing therapy. We will attempt to practice selecting a focus, or ‘interpersonal affective focus’ (IPAF) as termed in DIT.

We will proceed using a lecture format with PowerPoint slides and participatory exercises and role plays.

Note: In order to practice as a DIT therapist it is necessary to complete specialised training. This workshop is an introductory workshop, aiming to give participants a ‘taster’ with a view to continuing on to take the training.

For further information please email training@theawarenesscentre.com or telephone 020 8673 4545.

About the Facilitator

Anna Bravesmith is a Jungian analyst and a member of the Society of Analytical Psychology (SAP). She has a private practice in North London, where she provides supervision, open-ended analytic work and brief therapy, particularly Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy. She has contributed to many trainings in London at WPF, Birkbeck, AGIP and AJA. She has also worked for several years providing Brief Dynamic Psychotherapy and supervision in the NHS in primary care services in London. She is currently the Training Clinical Coordinator at the SAP. Anna has published papers on supervision and imagination, Brief Therapy and Jungian Analysis.   

Anna Bravesmith

*Please note this fee is non-refundable.