“A new group framework to treat psychosis from the model of consciousness states”

Prof. Adolfo García de Sola Márquez, Psychologist. Therapeutic Community of Mental Health.
South Health Management Area of Seville.


“Mental Health Street Team”

Prof. Elena Medina Téllez de Meneses and, Prof. Rafael Fernández García-Andrade, Psychiatrists. Coordinators of the Mental Health Street Team (ECASAM), Program of “Psychiatric Care to Homeless Mental Health Patients" of the Community of Madrid.

“Animal-assisted therapy in rehabilitation resources as support in the personal recovery process”

Prof. Mariola Vitutia, Psychologist and researcher. Work Rehabilitation Center of the Community of Madrid, Intress .Institute of social work and social services and Ernesto Ares Sainz, Coordinator of the Assistance Services Department of the Fundación Canis Majoris, Expert in Animal-Assisted Interventions and Dog Trainer.

WORKSHOP 4 (English workshop)
“Telling the Untold Stories: A Relational Approach for Working with Anger and Rage”

Prof. Sue Parker Hall, Relational Certified Transactional Analyst (Psychotherapy). Cornwall, England.

(1) Oral and PowerPoint presentations on, the rationale for a relational approach, the conceptualization of rage as hot or cold in character and as a symptom of unprocessed trauma, the presentation of a model of emotional processing and the therapeutic methodology; (2) small and large group discussion of applying models, theory and therapy process to self and/or clients; (3) skills training - 15 minute demonstration of relational therapy process; (4) opportunity for participants case discussion, supervision and Q and A

In this course (1) a brief critique of mainstream approaches to anger and rage and (2) a rationale for a relational approach (3) the introduction of a model of self and how rage, anger and other processing emotions are related/not related to self and (4) a relational methodology for working with anger and rage is discussed and demonstrated

The book, Anger, Rage and Relationship: An Empathic Approach to Anger Management challenges mainstream understanding and approaches to anger and rage on ideological and pragmatic grounds, differentiates between anger and
rage and argues that rage is an unconscious phenomenon that cannot be addressed with the conscious mind alone but requires a deeper transformational psychotherapeutic process which involves the unconscious. Rage is linked to developmental and life-event trauma and is understood as ‘an experience processing problem’. All diagnoses in the DSM5 are understood as many, varied and creative human attempts to manage the inability to process life’s experiences and a relational process, which promotes developing this capacity, is articulated.

The workshop aims to offer participants: (1) an understanding of the links between trauma and rage, of rage as an unconscious phenomenon and anger as a processing emotion; (2) a model of self with emotional processing at it’s heart
where rage is conceptualised as a disconnection from self; (3) a relational methodology, supported by a wide range of psychological and psychotherapeutic research, that utilizes a practitioner’s experience of self in order to alleviate client
hyper- and hypo-arousal and to stimulate the recovery, or development of, a client’s innate organismic capacity to process their emotions; (4) an opportunity to experience or witness this approach in action through facilitator demonstration and (5) an opportunity to apply the model and methodology to self and client’s through small group, large group and Q&A session   

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Note: Workshops 1-3 will be in Spanish. Workshop 4 will be in English No simultaneous translation will be provided.