2020 Workshop Series

That crucial partnership between therapist and the protective/enraged/internalised abuser part/s of the system (PEI part)

Presented by Mr Rémy Aquarone

Analytical psychotherapist and member of the BPC and UKCP


Imagine that you are entering a country run by an autocratic regime. The presiding government constantly feels under threat from the regimes of other countries.

The general population feels under constant threat from their own repressive regime. There are some very strict country laws that are rigidly enforced.

You, as a therapist/tourist/human rights investigator, have to tread with caution. Rather than impose your own values, you need to learn and respect the local culture and laws however alien these may be in comparison with yours.

If you want to start interacting/interviewing the population you first need to get permission from those with power.


In therapy, the above analogy applies in very concrete te4ms to both the internal and external hierarchical survival system. This workshop will begin to explore the gains and pitfalls of this partnership work.

Level: All

Intended Audience: All

Max audience size:

Learning outcomes

1. How to establish a Therapeutic relationship with the PEI part/s
2. To understand more about your counter-transference reactions
3. To increase your presenting clients ability to tolerate such volatile emotions.


Rémy Aquarone is an analytical psychotherapist and member of the BPC and UKCP. He is Director of the Pottergate Centre for Dissociation and Trauma (www.dissociation.co.uk), past President of the European Society for Trauma and Dissociation (www.estd.org) and past International Director of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (www.isst-d.org). He has specialised in the area of Dissociation for the past 25 years, offering assessments and consultancy assistance nationally to CMHTs and psychiatric services.