The Impact on Self

This session looks at the impact of working with suicidal clients and how reflective practice can inform a pluralistic approach.


8 December 2020, 18.00 – 20.00 via Zoom: Tickets no longer on sale – do contact me if you would like to be put on the mailing list for the next time this session runs

The purpose of this session is to consider the importance of personal views and perspectives of suicide and how they can be present – consciously or unconsciously – in the therapeutic process. Additionally, there will be a consideration of the literature on unacknowledged relational processes in working with suicide potential and how they can inhibit an exploration of risk. Specifically, the session will consider the following key areas:

  • The importance of therapists understanding their own views and beliefs about suicide in relation to the therapeutic process
  • An exploration of the literature surrounding unacknowledged relational processes
  • Ways in which unconsidered processes might be present in the therapeutic relationship
  • How therapists might ‘ground’ themselves sufficiently to actively engage with a therapeutic exploration of risk within a pluralistic frame

This seminar will feature a live presentation by Dr Andrew Reeves, drawing on research and practice. All attendees will be given access to downloadable slides following the event.