In this lecture, Malcolm Peterson will look at the similarities between psychotherapeutic thinking and that of Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous, firstly exploring some of the early contact between the founders of AA and early psychoanalytic thinkers. He will then look at the work of Winnicott, drawing links between some of his theories and their resonance with the principles of AA & NA. This will be followed by an exploration of further links between group analytic thinking and that of 12-Step Fellowships. He will explore how they could complement each other to help in the treatment
This a fee paying event £6 if booked via meetup or £8 on the door on the evening of the lecture.t of those suffering with addictive disorders.
Malcolm Peterson is a UKCP registered group analytic psychotherapist and clinical supervisor. He has a background in working in addiction treatment services and specialist NHS personality disorder services.