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Don’t miss your chance to join this month’s Introduction to Perinatal Mental Illness, Risk, Care and Treatment short course. Limited places are available to book until 9am, Monday 11 July 2022.

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Dr Peter Slater

Dr Peter Slater

Dr Peter Slater is a Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist, an Adult Psychotherapist and is the course lead for the hugely popular Introduction to counselling and psychotherapy courses at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust.

Dr. Slater undertakes clinical work with the Harley Therapy Clinic in central London, and has worked for a number of years in CAMHS settings in Kent and London as a Highly Specialist Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist. He was also Senior Lecturer and Programme Lead for the Masters Programme in Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy at Auckland University, New Zealand

Dr. Slater has published articles in the Journal of Child Psychotherapy, Journal of Psychotherapy of New Zealand, Aotearoa and more recently contributed to a chapter on anxiety in the IntechOpen book on ‘Psychopathology: An International and Interdisciplinary Perspective’. Dr. Slater is a full member of the Association of Child Psychotherapists and the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy.

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July 2, 2021

What is Psychoanalysis and what is its value today?

Psychoanalysis is a particular way of thinking about ourselves, our lives and the world around us. Psychoanalytic thinking places the study of the unconscious aspects of the mind as being central to our behaviour, thinking and our emotional experience. We might say that the role of psychoanalytic psychotherapy is to help reveal those unconscious aspects that are holding us back from fulfilling our potential. It also helps us to understand why we keep recreating the same patterns in our lives, and why we can sabotage or deprive ourselves of sustaining good moments in our lives.

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