Media and Inner World CPD workshop for Professionals in the field of Psychotherapy:

Saturday 1 December 2012, 11am-1pm:

‘A Psychodynamic Approach to Mediatising Organisations’

Guest Speaker: Dr. Mary Bradbury, Psychoanalyst and Analytic Consultant

Venue: The Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust, 120 Belsize Lane, London, NW3 5BA

Room: Ground Floor, Seminar rooms 1-3

Tickets: £30. To book your place:

This session is part of a lecture series organized by the Media and Inner
World Research Network ( that sets out to explore the
relationships between psychotherapy and the influence of the media in
professional practice and everyday life. The lectures in this series will
each draw on clinical and scholarly expertise to examine the experience of
psychotherapy and its relationship to the media to ask how psychotherapists
might engage creatively with developments in this field.

The session will address the issues, experiences and dilemmas of practicing
psychotherapy in a media age. In particular, it will provide a space to
explore the relationships between psychotherapy organisations and the use of
media to promote professional practice and the identities of psychotherapists
who are attached to that organization and work in it. The pressures to
promote psychotherapy to new markets using new forms of online communication
raise a number of questions about how to engage with digital media without
compromising ethical and professional boundaries. The aim of this session is
to facilitate discussion about the responsibilities of psychotherapy
organizations when promoting, protecting and hopefully enhancing the
professional identities of psychotherapy practitioners today.

* How can individuals and psychotherapy organisations respond to expectations
about online visibility while maintaining appropriate boundaries?
* Is psychotherapy a ‘non media’ activity?

Speaker Details: Dr. Mary Bradbury
Mary Bradbury is an IPA Psychoanalyst with a background in Social
Anthropology (BA, University of Cambridge) and Social Psychology (PhD,
University of London). In addition to working in private practice, she is a
Clinic Consultant at the London Clinic of Psychoanalysis. She is a visiting
lecturer in post-graduate studies at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation
Trust, where she has worked as an adult psychotherapist. Mary Bradbury is
currently the director of Outreach at the Institute of Psychoanalysis. She
has written articles, chapters and a book on the topics of death,
bereavement, mental illness, stigma and stress. Since 2009 she has been the
mental health consultant to Herbert Smith Freehills LLP, implementing a
mental health project for employees. She is also an Associate Consultant at
the Tavistock Consultancy Service. Mary Bradbury is a registrant of the
British Psychoanalytic Council. She is a Member of the International
Psychoanalytic Association and the British Psychological Society.

The session will be hosted by the Directors of the AHRC Media and Inner World
research network (
*    Dr. Caroline Bainbridge, Reader in Visual Culture, University of
*    Dr. Candida Yates, Reader in Psychosocial Studies, University of East

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