Therapeutic relationships with patients in mental health settings

Therapeutic relationships with patients in mental health settings: A psychodynamic dimension to psychiatry


Mondays 8.15pm to 9.30pm, 9th November to 7th December
Delivered via Zoom
 Speaker: Marcus Evans, Psychoanalyst, Mental Health Nurse
in dialogue with nurses. 

This course is aimed at nurses and allied healthcare professionals working within a mental health setting. It offers an in-depth way of understanding the work with psychiatric patients and should lead to improved therapeutic interactions..

This live course offers a synthesis of theoretical teaching and discussion of clinical examples, in a dialogue with nurses and contributions from the audience. From a psychodynamic perspective it will address different aspects of mental health work, the relationships with patients as well as institutional and staff dynamics. This should enable you to reflect on your work in psychiatry and improve clinical care.

The principles of effective therapeutic relationships between patients and staff are outlined in the Mental Health Core Skills Education and Training Framework. Therapeutic relationships are particularly difficult to create and sustain when working with patients who have either personality disorder and/or mental illness. The National Institute of Mental Health in England (NIMH) recommends thorough training in understanding and therapeutic management of patients with personality disorder. The psychodynamic model is shown to be very effective in providing a knowledge and skills framework for this group of patients.

Speaker: Marcus Evans, Psychoanalyst, Mental Health Nurse
Nurses in dialogue: Shiobhan Bryant, Senior Nurse Practitioner and Joan Osimuwa, Ex-Ward Manager and Practice Experience Manager
Chair: Wilhelm Skogstad, Psychoanalyst, Psychiatrist

Seminar outline:

  1. Therapeutic relationships
  2. Understanding borderline states of mind
  3. Tuning in to psychotic states of mind
  4. Assessment of suicidal risk
  5. Clinical leadership in organisations


REFUND POLICY: Tickets are fully refundable until 14 days before the lecture, after which time no refunds will be issued

Views and opinions expressed by speakers are their own and do not represent the views or opinions of the Institute, event organisers or other speakers

November 9th, 2020 8:15 PM through December 7th, 2020 9:45 PM
10 Windsor Walk
London SE5 8BB
United Kingdom
Event Fee(s)
Full series £ 50.00
If selected, only members with the status New, Current or Grace and those that have a website account will be able to register for this event.
Full series £ 50.00