Qualifications, Continuous Professional Development (CPD) courses and Conferences

Core Qualifications

  • Sensorimotor Psychotherapy - Level I: Affect Dysregulation, Survival Defenses, and Traumatic Memory), 2017 (advanced treatment of psychological trauma and psychosomatic conditions)
  • "Certified Transactional Analyst (Psychotherapy)" (CTA-P), EATA (European Association for Transactional Analysis), 2017
  • "Clinical Diploma in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy" Metanoia, London, 2017
  • "MSc Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy",  Middlesex University, London, 2017
  • Diploma in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapeutic Counselling” , Metanoia, London, 2014
  • “NLP Master Practitioner”, John Seymour Associates Ltd, Bristol, 2009
  • “NLP Practitioner”, John Seymour Associates Ltd, Bristol, 2008

All Training

  • Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Level 1: Affect Dysregulation, Survival Defences, and Traumatic Memories, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute, London, March- October 2017
  • "MSc Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy",  Metanoia, London, 2017
  • "Certified Transactional Analyst (Psychotherapy)" (CTA-P), EATA (European Association for Transactional Analysis), 2017
  • "Clinical Diploma in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy",  Metanoia, London, 2017
  • "A personal crisis plan for therapists in private practice", November 2016
  • "Safeguarding Adults", Sutton Uplift, South West London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust, October 2016
  • "Safeguarding Young Adults", Sutton Uplift, South West London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust, September 2016
  • IARPP (International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy) Conference about "The Arts of Time - Relational Psychoanalysis and Forms of Vitality in the Clinical Process", Rome, June 2016. Workshops I attended:
  • "The Relational School and the Art of Psychoanalysis", Hazel Ipp (Canada), Tony Bass (USA)
  • "Brandchaft’s Emancipatory Psychoanalysis: Working with Pathological Accommodation",  Shelley Doctors (USA)
  • "Reclaiming Inner Freedom: a Relational Perspective", Avi Berman (Israel), Shoshana Breiner (Israel), Ytzhak Mendelsohn (Israel)
  • "Vitality Forms: Infant Research, Neurosciences, and Clinical Psychoanalysis", Nadia Brushweiller-Stern (Switzerland), Pierfrancesco Ferrari (Italy), Massimo Ammaniti (Italy)
  • "Temporality and Timing in the Arts and in the Clinical Process",  Vittorio Lingiardi (Italy), Donnel Stern (USA)
  • "Analysis Outside the Lines: Creativity and Post-Traumatic Growth":
    • "Grief-Inspired Creativity: an Analytic Relationship between Two former Child Artists", Doris Brothers (USA)
    • "The Art of Survival: Restoring the Capacity for Creative Living after Trauma", George Hagman (USA)
    • "Walk with me so you can see what I see: Stepping out of the Frame to see the Picture", Karen Starr (USA)
  • "Vitality within Contexts of Destruction", Chana Ullman (Israel), Sally Swartz (South Africa), Andrew Samuels (UK), Alejandro Avila Espada (Spain)
  • "Creativity in the Clinical Exchange", Joseph Litchenberg (USA), Nino Dazzi (Italy)
  • Relational Trauma from a Contemplative Perspective: Interweaving Contemporary Psychoanalysis, Buddhist Psychology and Enactive-Neuroscientifc Accounts
    • "Mindful Parenting: a path of healing intergenerational transmission of trauma", Pilar Mardones (Chile)
    • Developmental Trauma: a Buddisth and Intersubjective integration", Sebastian Medeiros (Chile)
    • Minding the body, emboding who we are: modes of being (with) teh self and others, Trauma as a disruption of subjectivity and vitality", Simon Guendelman (Germany)
  • Uncertainty, Bodily Experience and Clinical Wisdom
    • Let the Yoga do you: Clinical Decision Making, Ambiguity and Certainty", Christina Emanuel (USA)
    • "Figurability as a form of vitality: a clinical case discussion", Camila Junqueira (Brazil)
    • "The Low Spark of High Heeled 'Girls': Hyperdeadness and Hyper awareness with Eating DIsorder Patients", Jean Petrucelli (USA)
  • "Play and Improvisation in Psychoanalysis as an Art of Interactions", Jessica Benjamin (USA), Philip Ringstrom (USA), Boaz Shalgi (Israel)
  • "Working with Rape and Sexual Abuse", SCS, Sandhurst, May 2016
  • "Working with Relational Trauma: Dealing with Disorganised Attachment", PODS, London, June 2016
  • Mental Health Familiarisation Placement at the Cassel Hospital, Richmond (a Therapeutic Community for inpatients diagnosed with Personality Disorders), March 2016
  • Ten-day residential mindfulness meditation course, IMC UK, December 2015
  • “Archetypes”, SCS, Sandhurst, November 2015
  • “Mental Health Act and Medication”, Metanoia, London, November 2015
  • 1st EATA (European Association of Transactional Analysis) Conference about "TA Theory & Research", Rome, July 2015.  Workshops I attended (TA stands for Transactional Analysis):
    • "Scientific Validation of TA Theory- Theory construction and scientific recognition of basic concepts", Prof. John McLeod (UK)
    • "Team Agility", Van Poelje, S. (Netherlands)
    • "Conflicts and Impasses", Alleysson, E. (France)
    • "TA and intense short dynamic psychotherapy: integration of models and comparison of techniques through [psychotherapy video", Sambin, M. (Italy) and Scotta', F. (Italy)
    •  "Scientific validation of TA theory - How can basic TA concepts be empirically validated to reach scientific recognition?", Prof. Gelo, O. (Italy)
    • "'Alien in my body': an agonising integration path between sexual identity and gender identity.", Settanni, A. S. (Italy)
    • "Dialoguing with the hidden pole: a proposal for a new representation of Impasse.", Gerosa, S. (Italy)
    • Redecision process and states of consciousness: multidisciplinary connections and methodological developments in TA according to the bio-psycho-social-existential", Attanasio Romanini (Italy), S, Maggio, P. (Italy) and Sasso, R. (Italy)
    • "Borderline Personality and Trauma: an integrated intervention", Liverano, A. (Italy), Zedda, C. (Italy) and Aceti, T. (Italy)
    • "The Treasure and Tragedy of Script Protocol: the non-conscious foundations on one's personality.", Pierini, A. (Italy) and Cornell, W. (USA)
    • "Emergent Theory: the ongoing evolution of TA theory.", Cornell, W. (round table moderator)
    • "Thinking of somatic illness: a theoretical approach to Impasse Theory.", Tenconi, P. M. (Italy)
  • “Trauma, Dissociation and Recovery”, PODS, London, 2015
  • “Trauma and the Body”, PODS, Brighton, 2014
  • Diploma in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapeutic Counselling , Metanoia, London, November 2014
  • “Living and Working in Groups: How do we shape them and how do they shape us?”, Charlotte Sills, Metanoia Institute, London, 2014
  • “Transactional Analysis Process Therapy Groups”, Adrienne Lee BA MPracNLP TSTA(P), The Berne Institute, Kegworth, 2013
  • “Relational Psychotherapy: the Emergence and Development of a Tradition”, workshop by Dr Lew Aron (Director of the New York University Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis) at Metanoia, London, 2013
  • “Sexuality Awareness”, No5, Reading, 2013
  • “CAHMS Conference – Improving Effectiveness and Understanding the Evidence Base: Working with the impact of parental conflict on children and young people’s mental health”, The Tavistock Centre For Couple Relationships, London, 2012
  • “Transference-Countertransference & Enactments: An Integrated Relation Perspective Workshop”, Ray Little at Metanoia, London, 2012
  • “Certificate in competency in using psychological tests”, Metanoia, MCPS, London, 2011
  • “Introduction to Universal Safeguarding Children”, Directorate Education and Children’s Service, Reading, 2011
  • “Foundation year in Transactional Analysis” (part of MSc in TA Psychotherapy) from Metanoia Institute, London, 2010
  • “Transactional Analysis 101” from Metanoia Institute, London, 2010
  • “Diploma in Business and Life Coaching” from The UK College of Personal Development, Swindon
  • “NLP Master Practitioner” from John Seymour Associates Ltd, Bristol, 2009
  • “NLP Practitioner” from John Seymour Associates Ltd, Bristol, 2008