AUTUMN LECTURE 2015: GRAHAM SHULMAN

IN SEARCH OF LOST CONNECTIONS: Experiences in Parent-Infant Psychotherapy 

Presented by Graham Shulman
Wednesday  28th October 2015 6.30pm (refreshments) 
Lecture at 7.00pm
Lauriston Hall, Lauriston Street, Edinburgh EH3 9DJ

Refreshments are included in the ticket price and will be available from 6.30 pm.

In this, his second Sutherland Trust lecture of 2015, Graham Shulman provides a further fascinating insight into the practice of parent-infant psychotherapy and its impact on young lives. Having highlighted in his first lecture the invisibility of infants and Infant Mental Health, and the need for specialist interventions for high-risk infants, Graham Shulman focuses in more detail on his experiences of clinical work with parents and infants. Case history material is used to illustrate how even the most seriously impaired or troubled parent-infant relationships can be repaired, and outcomes improved through parent-infant psychotherapy.

Graham Shulman works for NHS Lanarkshire as a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist. He trained at the Tavistock Clinic in London. He has been involved for many years as a tutor on the Scottish Child Psychotherapy training and has also taught Infant Observation. He is a former Editor of the Journal of Child Psychotherapy and was joint Editor and contributor to the book The Emotional Experience of Adoption: A Psychoanalytic Perspective, published by Routledge in 2008. More recently he has lectured and presented at conferences in Scotland and Northern Ireland on Infant Mental Health, including the World Association of Infant Mental Health Conference in Edinburgh in 2014. He is currently teaching Infant Mental Health to multi-disciplinary professional groups in Lanarkshire.
Tickets: £15.00 (£7.50 Student, Unwaged and Friend of the Trust)
available at Queen’s Hall Booking Office

Booking Hotline: 0131 668 2019, 10 – 5pm, Monday – Saturday

The event will be held at  Lauriston Hall, 28 Lauriston Street, Edinburgh EH3 9DJ

Online Booking: www.thequeenshall.net/elsewhere

SPRING LECTURE 2015: GRAHAM SHULMAN

HIDDEN IN PLAIN SIGHT: The Invisibility of Infant Mental Health

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Presented by Graham Shulman
 Wed 20th May 2015 6.30pm for Lecture at 7.00pm
Lauriston Hall, Lauriston Street, Edinburgh EH3 9DJ
Refreshments are included in the ticket price and will be available from 6.30 pm.

In this lecture, Graham Shulman will provide a fascinating insight into the world of parent-infant psychotherapy whilst arguing that infants are too often the “forgotten patient”. Drawing on his own training and clinical experience he will highlight some key features of a psychoanalytic perspective on infant mental health, and some contemporary research findings in the field. He will discuss the ‘invisibility’ of Infant Mental Health as a social, political, professional and clinical phenomenon, despite key Scottish Government policies, reports and publications which appear to highlight its importance; and consider some of the conscious and unconscious barriers which may account for this.

Graham Shulman works for NHS Lanarkshire as a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist. He trained at the Tavistock Clinic in London. He has been involved for many years as a tutor on the Scottish Child Psychotherapy training and has also taught Infant Observation. He is a former Editor of the Journal of Child Psychotherapy and was joint Editor and contributor to the book The Emotional Experience of Adoption: A Psychoanalytic Perspective, published by Routledge in 2008. More recently he has lectured and presented at conferences in Scotland and Northern Ireland on Infant Mental Health, including the World Association of Infant Mental Health Conference in Edinburgh in 2014. He is currently teaching Infant Mental Health to multi-disciplinary professional groups in Lanarkshire.

Tickets: £15 (£5 student and unwaged) available at Queen’s Hall booking office
Booking Hotline: 0131 668 2019, 10-5pm Monday-Saturday
The event will be held at Lauriston Hall, 28 Lauriston Street, Edinburgh EH3 9DJ
Online Booking: www.thequeenshall.net/elsewhere

AUTUMN LECTURE 2014: PROFESSOR FERGUS MCNEILL

Reforming Narratives:
Is there life after punishment?

Presented by Prof. Fergus McNeill

Wed 29 Oct 2014, 6.30pm for lecture at 7.00pm
Lauriston Hall, Lauriston Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9DJ
Refreshments are included in the ticket price and will be available from 6.30pm

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Reforming Narratives: Is there life after punishment?
In recent years, criminologists have become increasingly interested in the processes by which people stop and refrain from offending. One important strand of ‘desistance’ research concerns the sorts of narrative transformations that people experience in becoming ‘ex-offenders’. There is clear evidence that especially for those who have been involved in persistent offending (and who have been persistently punished) positive change involves a ‘re-storying’ of the self. This lecture explores the creative process of re-storying, using songs written about, by and with prisoners as resources and illustrations. It also examines the challenges faced when these new stories are unheard or disbelieved.

Fergus McNeill is Professor of Criminology and Social Work at the University of Glasgow. Before becoming an academic he worked in drug rehabilitation and criminal justice social work. His research explores institutions, cultures and practices of punishment and rehabilitation. He was appointed Chair of the Scottish Advisory Panel on Offender Rehabilitation in 2011 and has given evidence or advice to governments, parliaments and prison and probation services around the world. He is also a Trustee of several charities including ‘Positive Prisons? Positive Futures…’ and Vox Liminis (whose work will provide the songs used in the lecture). He currently serves on the Poverty Truth Commission.

Tickets: £15 (£10 student and unwaged) available at Queen’s Hall Box Office

Box Office hotline: 0131 668 2019, 10am-5pm Monday-Saturday
Online Booking: CLICK HERE or can be purchased at Lauriston Hall on the day

COLWYN TREVARTHEN LECTURE: audio file now available

The audio file for our latest lecture is now available.

Autumn Lecture 2013
Babies want to have fun: young selves and the sharing of meaning
Professor Colwyn Trevarthen

Infants show hopeful imagination for storytelling, seeking companionship in acting and knowing, not just care from a devoted mother. They express thoughts in movement, animating joy of sharing with father, brothers and sisters, indeed any willing ‘person in relation’ with them. This ‘human sense’ is the natural foundation for friendship, for making meaning. By following how young children share fun, we discover the intimate motives for the arts and techniques of our cultural worlds. ‘Communicative Musicality’, with ‘executive functioning’ and ‘mindfulness’, stimulating delight and well-being in family and community before representation in words, is essential to effective education and therapy.

Colwyn Trevarthen is Professor (Emeritus) of Child Psychology and Psychobiology at The University of Edinburgh, where he has taught since 1971. He trained as a biologist, and has published on brain development, infant communication and child learning and emotional health.  He is interested in the natural motives children have for making friends and for learning what other people know, the effects of disorders, such as autism and depressive illness, and how to help parents and teachers give the best care and companionship to young children.

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