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How it is: On the humanistic practice of psychoanalytic psychotherapy
Saturday 02 September 2017, 10:00am - 12:30pm
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IFPP Clinical Series: September to December 2017


Ian Miller, PhD


On the humanistic practice of psychoanalytic psychotherapy

This series of clinical workshops is conceived as a study group, a unique and bespoke professional development opportunity for certified therapists of all ICP orientations to deepen their clinical practice. The workshops will explore what it is to be a psychotherapist, reflecting the continuing orientation of Humanism within contemporary psychoanalytic psychotherapy, and will directly address the daily work of clinical practitioners.

The series will convene over five 2.5 hour Saturday morning sessions.  Each session will feature a theoretical paper, drawn from the top 10 contemporary publications available on the PEP website (to be circulated in advance).  This will be followed by a discussion of clinical applications of the core ideas of the paper, taking working examples/narratives from the field of literature.


2 September 2017

7 October 2017

28 October 2017

18 November 2017

2 December 2017

Time:  10.00a.m. - 12.30p.m.

Venue: The Carmelite Centre, Aungier St, Dublin 2


Cost:             Student                                                           €120

                        Early Bird (before August 4th)                    €150

                        Regular                                                         €170

12.5 CPD points awarded by the Psychoanalytic Section of ICP



Dr. Ian Miller is a clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst practicing in Dublin, where he also leads clinical discussion/reading groups and teaches at Trinity College. Over 40 years of clinical practice, he has published 17 articles and three books on psychoanalytic topics including the recent Defining Psychoanalysis: Achieving a Vernacular Expression (Karnac, 2016). His paper, “Reading Beckett in the Context of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy:  A Literary Bridge Between One Person and Two Person Psychology”  was  awarded a  Commendation from the British Journal of Psychotherapy for the 2016 Rozsika Parker Prize on critical engagement with the theme of creativity in art and clinical practice. His current writing project, co-authored with Belfast psychotherapist Alistair Sweet, is titled On the Daily Work of Psychotherapy and will be published next year by Karnac.

Ian is a member of the Psychological Society of Ireland, the Irish Forum for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, and the International Federation of Psychoanalytic Societies. In 2001, he was honored as “Human Rights Volunteer of the Year” by Doctors of the World for clinical work with individuals seeking political asylum following torture; and has worked extensively, following the events of 9/11, with traumatized individuals and organizations, including participation in the  “Firehouse Project”, a long-term, psychodynamic intervention program of the New York Fire Department and the New York University Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis.





Location The Carmelite Centre, Aungier Street, Dublin 2.

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