ALL workshops and talks are held at The University of Reading, Whiteknights Campus, The Cedars, Building 55. Please see the Map and Location tab for directions and a map of the campus.

Doors open from 7.30pm for registration. Talk starts promptly at 8pm. Free to members or £10 on admission for non RTG members.

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13 October An examination of therapist’s subjectivity when working with emergence of transgenerational trauma
Helena Hargaden
10 November S.O.S Recovery - Contemp. Psychotherapy model for whole-brain healing from trauma and facilitating post traumatic growth
Pamela Gawler-Wright
Half-day Workshop Saturday
21 November
Neuronal network during attachment
Susan Mizen
8 December Dark Times Today: Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Politics, History, and Mourning
Jonathan Sklar

Past Presentations

Summaries of RTG's past presentations can be found by following this link.


Our June event was held using Zoom and over forty people attended . The feedback we had was very positive. For the remainder of this calendar year our evening seminars and November workshop will be held online. We will be sending out the Zoom link to members before the event. Non-members who wish to attend will need to inform Katrina Likhtman in advance and to pay £10 by bank transfer. The Zoom link will then be sent to them.

An examination of therapist’s subjectivity when working with emergence of transgenerational trauma

Presented by Helena Hargaden
Tuesday, 13 October 2020 8.00-9.30pm

Synopsis: TIn this workshop I will do a brief lecture with a Power Point on transgenerational trauma making links with the theory of epigenetics. I proposes that this type of trauma is encoded in multiple unconscious forms and only reveals itself through a nonlinear process requiring the therapist’s disciplined and reflective use of her subjectivity. Using the theory of the domains of transference, I will describe how previously traumatic self-states in both therapist and client are brought into conscious awareness. The theoretical focus is on episcript, epigenetics, and use of the therapist’s subjectivity in the transformational transference as well as the use of symbolism, contemplation, and the discipline of hard reflection and thinking. Following this I will do a collective supervision based on the Balint chair as described in my book ‘The Art of Relational Supervision’. This will link theory to practice as we explore unconscious processes that emerge in the group reflective processes.

Biography: Helena Hargaden MSc, D.Psych, TSTA (P) works in Sussex where she has her private practice. Drawing on her experience in Jungian analysis and psychoanalytic supervision she developed relational perspectives in transactional analysis in collaboration with others. Co editor and author of a variety of papers she has been widely published and translated into a number of other languages. She was awarded the Eric Berne Memorial Award in 2007 for her work with Charlotte Sills on the ‘domains of transference’. She is one of the original founders of the International Association of Relational Transactional Analysis and is an international speaker on relational psychotherapy and supervision. Her latest book is entitled The Art of Relational Supervision which includes six contributions from psychotherapists reflecting on their experience in relational group supervision was published in November, 2016. She is currently working on an edited book of TAJ articles with Bill Cornell entitled ‘The Evolution of a Relational Perspective in Transactional Analysis: What’s the Relationship got to do with it?’.

RTG talks are approved for Royal College of Psychiatrists CPD: 1.5 external units per session. Sessions may also be used as proof of Continuous Professional Development (CPD) as part of re-accreditations. Certificates and records of attendance are available at each meeting.

Disclaimer: All details are subject to change without notice and RTG cannot be held responsible for any financial losses incurred as a result.

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