Introduction to psychodynamic psychotherapy with adults, children, and young people

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In this presentation, Dr. Ruth Schmidt Neven introduces a modern approach to psychodynamic psychotherapy with adults, children, parents, and young people.

In this presentation Dr. Ruth Schmidt Neven introduces a modern approach to psychodynamic psychotherapy with adults, children, parents, and young people. She presents a clinical conceptual framework that is primarily relationship based and that recognizes that all behaviour has meaning and is a communication. The presentation dispels the misconception that psychodynamic therapy is not evidenced based and offers a practical framework and insight that can be immediately applied by practitioners to their everyday clinical work in a wide range of settings.

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Expires in 2023.


Audio presentation for 1 hour & 45 minutes
14 detailed overheads
Reference list
Certificate available upon request
CPD Hours 2hours and 45 minutes


Dr. Ruth Schmidt Neven
All audio training modules are all narrated by Dr. Ruth Schmidt Neven and are based on her training programs run throughout Australia and overseas. Ruth has an international reputation in the field and her trainings have been presented, at the University of Cambridge School of Education, UK ; Peabody College, Vanderbilt University US; Washington School of Psychiatry US; Stellenbosch University South Africa and NScience Training for Therapists, London UK. She has also been an invited speaker at international conferences. The audio modules build on the premise that assessment and therapeutic communication do not commence with the uncovering of pathology, but with the understanding of the meaning of behaviour within a relational context. The audio modules aim to enrich and expand the clinical, practical, and observational skills of practitioners in the service of adult, child, and family mental health. Ruth’s clinical approach has been described as one that ‘ passionately and knowledgeably advocates the need for professionals to think alongside their clients, trying to understand the presenting difficulties in the context of individual child development, intergenerational family relationships and environmental factors.’


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