Trainers

Damian White

UKCP and BABCP accredited Existential and Cognitive Behavioural (CBT) psychotherapist and supervisor
(United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy и British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies).

His interest in psychotherapy emerged from his experiences as an international humanitarian worker in Africa and his training in Social Work in England.

Damian has over twenty years of experience and has worked in a wide range of settings in both the public and private sector including specialist trauma, sexual abuse and addiction services. In addition to his clinical work as a psychotherapist, Damian is a tutor at the University of Oxford where he lectures on Existential and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and a Senior Teaching Fellow at the University of Surrey where he trains students to provide front line NHS anxiety and depression services as part of the government’s Improving Access to Psychological Therapy (IAPT) initiative.

Dr. Jerom S Blackman

a fellow of the International Psychoanalytic Association, Training and Supervising Analyst, Contemporary Freudian Society, Washington, DC

Dr. Blackman is also a Professor of Psychiatry at Eastern Virginia Medical School, where he has taught psychiatry residents and psychology interns for over 30 years. He also holds the Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry and Mental Health post at Shanxi Medical University in Taiyuan, and consultant to Shanghai Mental Health Hospital.

He has lectured at medical schools throughout the United States, Europe, and China, on subjects such as Masochism, Laziness, Why Men Have Affairs, Psychoanalytic Concepts in Diagnosis, Choice of Treatment as well as on others.

He is the recipient of the Edith Sabshin MD Award for Teaching from the American Psychoanalytic Association, the Distinguished Teacher Award from the American Society of Psychoanalytic Physicians, and the Dr. Henry P. & M. Page Laughlin Gold Medal Award from the American College of Psychoanalysts.  A teaching award was named after him in 1992 at the Naval Medical Center –Portsmouth.

Dr. Blackman is the author of three books, which have been translated into other languages.  They are 101 Defenses: How the Mind Shields Itself; Get the Diagnosis Right: Assessment and Treatment Selection for Mental Disorders; The Therapist’s Answer Book:  Solutions to 101 Tricky Problems in Psychotherapy.  With Dr. Kathleen Dring, he also co-authored Sexual Aggression against Children:  Pedophiles’ and Abusers’ Dynamics, Development, Treatability, and the Law.

Dr. Daniel Anderson

a member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, the Institute of Group Analysis and the British Psychoanalytic Council

Dr. Anderson lectures in psychoanalytic theory at the University of Central Lancashire, and has previously held the role of medical director for a mental health hospital. His research interests include older adult mental health; educational issues in training psychotherapists; organisational dynamics; and issues relating to sexuality and gender.

Shireen Gaur

a member of the British Psychological Society and a member of the Institute of Group Analysis

Shireen Gaur is Chartered Clinical Psychologist and Group Analyst with over twenty years experience of working in mental health care in India and in the United Kingdom. She is also registered with the Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC) and the United Kingdom Council of Psychotherapists (UKCP). She works in the National Health Service where, besides providing individual and group psychotherapy for patients with severe mental health difficulties, she also provides consultation and supervision in multi-disciplinary teams.

Natallia Khamenka

Psychiatrist, a candidate in Medical Sciences, associate professor in psychiatry and Medical Psychology at the Belarussian State Medical University in Minsk

In addition to teaching at the Belarus State Medical University, Dr. N. Khamenka has been consulting to the inpatient and outpatient departments at the Republican Psychiatric Hospital and also maintaining a private practice for Russian and English-speaking patients. Additional activities include teaching basic psychiatry to psychologists and psychotherapists. She is a recommended Gestalt therapist since 2017.

Interpreters

Henadzi Bialiauski

a linguist, interpreter, cross-cultural psychologist, gestalt-therapist

 

Maria Kozlova

coming soon