Phone: (0034) 628 915 040
- Lecturer in the theory and practice of group analysis, large group convenor and experiential group supervisor: Postgraduate Diploma in Art Therapy METAFORA Centre d'estudis d'art terapia, Papin 29, 08028, BCN. www.metafora.org
- Co-leader clinical supervision groups, lecturer in case presentation & large group convenor, Masters (Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona) Dance Movement Therapy.http://pagines.uab.cat/dmt/ (Since 2003)
- I am in private practice as a Psychotherapist & Supervisor www.groupworks.info
- Registered with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy www.psychotherapy.org.uk
- Full Member Group Analytic Society (international) www.groupanalyticsociety.co.uk/
- Since 2000, member of the Barcelona Network of English Speaking Therapists www.barcelonanest.com
EDUCATION & TRAINING
SCHOOL: King Edward VI School, Aston, Birmingham.
HIGHER EDUCATION: University of Sheffield. 1980-1983 BA (Hons) Political Theory and Institutions with minor in Existential Philosophy
University of London, Goldsmiths College. 1988-1991
Professional Diploma in Group Psychotherapy
- UKCP registration in 1999
Honorary Attachment (Group and Individual Psychotherapy) The Psychotherapy Unit, St. Bartholomew's Hospital, Department of Psychological Medicine Sept 89-July 94
Supervisor (group): Dr. Vivienne Cohen (Group Analyst)
Supervisor (individual): Joan Reggiori (Jungian Analytical Psychologist)
1. University of London, Institute of Education. 1986-1987 PGCE in Social Studies. Specialism: Gender in Education UK-DES number: RP86/51712
2. Trinity College Cert. TESOL, Next Training, Barcelona (October 99)
1991-1999 Group Psychotherapist, Assessment Counsellor & Lecturer in group theory. WPF Counselling
Supervisors: Derek Love and Kay Preston
Oct 98-July 99 Psychotherapist (waiting-list project)
Bexley and Greenwich Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services
1993-1998 Group Psychotherapist
Open Door, Hornsey Young People's Consultation Service
12 Middle Lane, Crouch End, London. N8 8PL Tel: 0208 348 6235
Supervisor: Group Analyst, Dr. Harold Behr
Team Supervisor: Psychoanalyst, Dr. Anthony Bateman
June 97-July 99 Employee Assistance Programme Counsellor, Kent County Council Support Line, Astley House, Hastings Road, Maidstone, Kent ME15 7SQ. Tel: 01622 670531
Solution focused brief therapy (7 session model) for workers in affiliated organisations.
Jan 98-May 98 Psychotherapist (waiting-list project)
Invicta Community Care NHS Trust
Sevenoaks Hospital Clinical Psychology Service
Oct 89-July 94 Honorary Group and Individual Psychotherapist, The Psychotherapy Unit, St. Bartholomew's Hospital, London
SHORT COURSES GIVEN
2010-2013: La Massana, Escola de Arte, Barcelona:
Teorías y técnicas grupales.
2010-2012: 8 hour short course given in English in Metafora’s International Workshop on how the arts and group therapy have combined.
‘Las Artes y Psicoterapia’: introductory course given in Spanish on the ways in which psychotherapy and the arts combine. Metafora, Centre d'estudis d'art terapia.
Since 2002: ‘El Arte de Convivir’: introduction to living and working in groups. A short course of between 4 and 8 hours given annually in Spanish and now English as either part of Metafora’s Art Therapy summer school or Metafora’s introductory courses in art therapy.
Feb 94-Dec 97: Individual Learning Support Teacher
Southwark Education Learning Support Service, 2 Davey Street, London. SE15 6LH
Sep 89-Dec 93: Teacher-in-charge, The Alternative Education Centre, 18 St Mary's Road, London. SE15 2DW. Southwark Education Authority
Sept 88-Aug 89: Teacher of Sociology and Economics
Copthall School, Barnet Education Authority
Sept 87-Aug 88: Teacher of Sociology
Enfield County School, Enfield Education Authority
PAST PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS
European Association of Transcultural Group Analysis
Professional member (former Secretary) - British Association of Group Psychotherapists
Goldsmiths Association of Group Psychotherapists (Former Chair and co-founder)
Psychotherapists and Counsellors for Social Responsibility - Education Group founder member
Zelaskowski, P. (1997). Group Psychotherapists and Schools. Group-Analytic Contexts
Zelaskowski, P. (1998). The Suboptimal Group. Group Analysis, 31:4, 491-504.
Link to a collection of writings posted on the Group Analytic Society website: http://groupanalyticsociety.co.uk/?page_id=131
My Way - column for the newsletter of the British Association of Group Psychotherapists:
outsider magazine – contributor (2001):
Bledin, K. (2006). Empty Spaces in Group-Analytic Psychotherapy Groups. Group Analysis, 39: 203-213.
Hopper, E. (2003). Traumatic experience in the unconscious life of groups: the fourth basic assumption. Jessica Kingsley Publications: International Library of Group Analysis.
Nitsun, M. (2000). The Shadow of the Group in the Dawn of the 21st Century: The Journey from Varniai. Group, Vol. 24, Numbers 2-3, 115-122.
Rowland, C. (2003). Against the clock – time-limited dynamic group work in a student counselling service. Psychodynamic Practice: Individuals, Groups and Organisations, Vol. 9, Issue 4, 463–483.
CONFERENCES AND TRAINING ACTIVITIES
Group Analytic Society ‘Median Group Dialogue’ 1991-1992, convened and conducted by Sheila Thompson and Kevin Power.
British Association of Group Psychotherapists workshop on ‘The Suboptimal Group’, March 1997.
International Association of Group Psychotherapists' Congress - London, August 98. Paper presented: ‘The Suboptimal Group.’
European Federation of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapists, Group Section Congress - Barcelona, May 1999, “From Fragmentation to Cohesion.”
3er Congreso Nacional de la Asociación de Psicoterapia Analítica Grupal – Sitges, Spain. November 1999.
Solution Focused Brief Therapy and Working with Depression, PPC Affiliate training course, Oxford, Spring 2004.
Keynote address to the Goldsmiths Association of Group Psychotherapists’ annual conference, paper entitled: ‘Exploring Our Roots’, 22nd May 2004
European Association for Transcultural Group Analysis Congress, "Europe, Myths and Realities", Budapest, 25th - 28th May 2006.
International Association of Group Psychotherapists' 3rd Regional Mediterranean Congress, Barcelona, February/March 2008. Paper presented: ‘Adrift on the Med: a Northern European Moves South’ – presented in Spanish.
Group Analytic Society, 14th European Symposium in Group Analysis: Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland, August 2008, “Despair, Dialogue, Desire.”
Barcelona Network of English Speaking Therapists workshop opening talk on: ‘Networks, Network Theory and Social Networking’, 25th May 2010.
Group Analytic Society, 15th European Symposium in Group Analysis: Goldsmiths College, London University, August 29th to 2nd September 2011, “Cultures, Conflict & Creativity.”
European Consortium for Arts Based Therapies in Education (ECARTE) 11th European Arts Therapies Conference: 21st to 24th September 2011, Lucca, Italy, “Arts Therapies and the Intelligence of Feeling”. Paper presented on the use of large group work in the training of Dance Movement Therapists.
1988 – 1992 Member of Psychotherapy Group conducted by group analyst Tom Hamrogue at the Institute of Group Analysis
English mother tongue.
Fluent functional Spanish.