NCS | Association of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in the NHS (APP)

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Information for members

As of the 15th of May 2023, we have officially changed our name to the National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society (NCPS).

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Association of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in the NHS (APP)

Open to non APP Members and APP members alike

6 hours of certified CPD ‘The Interpreter, the Patient and the Professional’ CONFERENCE: PRIMARY & SECONDARY CARE

Venue: Arlington Conference Centre 220 Arlington Road, Camden London NW1 7HE

Nearest Tube: Camden Town Cost (inc. lunch) - £65 Practitioners £20 Interpreters

Date: Wed 23rd November 2016 Time: 9.30am to 5.00pm

In this forthcoming conference we will be exploring a key issue present in our work across cultures and languages in Primary and Secondary Care. In a strapped NHS many doctors, nurses and psychotherapists find themselves cutting corners when it comes to seeing patients who do not speak English adequately. So the doctor may use a family relation of the patient to understand what is going on. The use of interpreting services by telephone or professional interpreters in person, when time is precious, can be cumbersome or costly in a crisis driven NHS system.

Through key speakers, breakout groups and workshops we will discuss the ways in which the complexity of working through an interpreter is key to understanding the patient and promoting good practice.

- How can we think about the presence of the interpreter in the therapeutic space?

- Is the interpreter a translating machine or a container of differences and misunderstandings between languages and cultures?

- What happens when the interpreter is on the phone or is a family member?

- Are there models of working collaboratively as a threesome involving the interpreter and the professional?

- Can the interpreter’s knowledge deepen the work or intrude on the work? What are the ethical and training implications of working with an interpreter?

- What are the contextual and funding obstacles facing the NHS in accessing professional interpreting services and how do they impact on services delivered to patients?

Speakers include: Dr Beverley Costa: Psychotherapist and founder of Mothertongue (Reading) Dr Ali Zarbafi: Jungian Analyst and Psychotherapist (in Primary Care) and founder member of the Multilingual Psychotherapy Centre (London) Clarisa Carvalho: Head of Interpreting Services at Freedom from Torture (the Medical Foundation) in London Dr Tony Birch: General Practitioner Serena Willmott: Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist in Primary Care Mary Bird: Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist.

Bookings and payments: If paying by cheque: Please make cheque payable to ‘APP’ and send to: APP, Suite 7, 19-23 Wedmore Street, London N19 4RU.

Please write your name and email on the back. BACS payments: NatWest Account.06949142 SC.51-50-10

Please quote 'YourName-23 NOV' as reference and email Janaki Hemaratne at 020 7272 8681 when you have made the payment.

All bookings will be confirmed by email.

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