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Silence and Potential Space in the Work of Psychotherapy

Tuesday, 30 April 2019, 10 – 11:30am

Silence and Potential Space in the Work of Psychotherapy

A lecture by Dr John O'Connor (TCD) as part of Trinity Week 2019.

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This talk explores the idea of silence as a potential space in the work of psychotherapy. The therapist partly represents silence as a kind of receptive state. Into the space offered by silence enters important, often silenced, material. Such silence allows spontaneity and surprise; and ultimately the finding of different experiences.

John O'Connor is Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology and Course Director of the MPhil in Psychoanalytic Studies in the School of Psychology, Trinity College Dublin. He is a former Principal Clinical Psychologist in adult mental health at the HSE and former Course Director of the MSc in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy.

Accessibility: Yes
Campus LocationTrinity Long Room Hub
Room: Neill Lecture Theatre
Event Type: Arts and Culture, Conferences, Lectures and Seminars, Public, Student events
Type of Event: One-time event
Audience: Undergrad, Postgrad, Alumni, Faculty & Staff, Public
Cost: Free (but registration is required)
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