The Jungian Training in Analytical Psychotherapy
Professional psychotherapy training in the West Midlands

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Jungian Public Lectures

Saturday 9th June 2018


Alf McFarland

The fairytale "Godfather Death" tells the story of a "wounded healer"" who brings about his own ruin through a masochistic failure to respect the limits of his therapeutic method. The story can be taken as a warning to all who work in the "healing" professions of the dangers we face arising from our own early psychic wounds. In this paper I explore the importance of going on relating to one's own wounds after one's own formal psychotherapy has ended as a part of living and working as a psychotherapist. In particular I share some reflections on the value to me of playing tennis as a means of regularly engaging with my woundedness, particularly in relation to aggression.

Alf McFarland, trained initially as a Clinical Psychologist and joined the first cohort of trainees on the Jungian training at WMIP, completing the training in 1995. He has presented two clinical papers at WMIP meetings. He has developed a particular interest in communicating psychoanalytic ideas to the public beyond the psychotherapy profession. He has six articles published in Saga magazine and more recently gave a presentation at Waterstones in Birmingham. He has a fulltime private practice in Leicester.

Time and Place

This event will be held between 10:15 - 12:45 at The Priory Rooms, Quaker Meeting House, 40 Bull Street, Birmingham B4 6AF www.theprioryrooms.co.uk.


The cost for each lecture is 50.00 for WMIP members and 60.00 for non-WMIP members.

Bookings should be made at least a fortnight before the lecture to be attended.

Please make your payment by BACS as follows and return your completed form via email.

Bank: Barclays, Sort Code: 20-08-44, Account No: 03737950
Account Name: The Training in Jungian Analytical Psychotherapy
(Please use your name as a reference)

Alternatively send a cheque made payable to 'The Training in Jungian Analytical Psychotherapy' and return with the tear off slip below to: Sue Harford, Administrator to the Jungian Training Committee, Unit 1A, West Stockwith Park, Stockwith Road, Misterton, Doncaster, South Yorkshire. DN10 4ES. Telephone: 08444 631 341, Email: jtc@wmip.org

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