CAP/TWCYP Intensive Study Event (ISE)* - Using the tools of psychotherapy in a community context


Wednesday 1 May, 13:30 to 16:00


HDS Training Suite, 142 West Nile Street, Glasgow G1 2RQ


Jane Elfer


In her presentation, Jane will talk about how working in a large London hospital and later in a theatre group for young people she developed a way of using her psychotherapy training in settings that have been called ‘applied’. In other words the boundaries offered by the consulting room were often not available.

Jane will talk about how Meltzer’s paper on Temperature and Distance was particularly valuable.  She found that the very presence of someone who could keep a steady mind as they faced the possibility of their own death or of their child’s was in most cases gratefully received.

There will also be discussion about working in the community especially with children and young people who feel alienated from services that are perceived as institutional, remote and rigid.


13:30 – 14:30  Welcome, presentation & questions

14:30 – 14:45  Comfort break

14:45 – 15:30  Small group discussions

15:30 – 15:50  Feedback from small group discussions

15:50 – 16:00  Closing comments & thanks


  • No cost for HDS students and staff who are currently part of the CAP and TWCYP training programmes
  • £30 per person

Closing date for bookings is 5pm on Wednesday 24 April. Limited spaces - book early.  

About the presenter - Jane Elfer

Jane is a Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist. She has worked in a variety of settings: social care, fostering and adoption, and NSPCC.  Before retiring, Jane worked in a large London hospital and was a member of the multidisciplinary psychological medicine team caring for children, adolescents and young adults who have cancer. She also worked with babies with feeding difficulties and their parents as well as children with a wide range of health conditions. Jane now works privately with the Therapeutic Consultants in South London seeing a variety of young people and parents. She also offers a reflective practice space to a charity called Spread a Smile.  Recently Jane joined a youth theatre group (Intermission) as a child and adolescent psychotherapist offering emotional support to the young people.

Refund Policy

  • A cancellation can be made up to 4 weeks before the event and a full refund will be issued. 
  • After this date, a refund cannot be processed, unless under exceptional circumstances.
  • No refund will be issued for non-attendance.
  • We can accept substitute delegates at any time, although sufficient notice should be given where possible.

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