The APT-Birmingham Public Lecture

Saturday 13 March 2021


Carrie Worrall

On-line via Zoom

Times: 10:15 - 12:45

Myths are symbolic stories that have survived a long time, with a fluidity and amenability to cultural variety that allows them to transcend their historical roots. I think those stories that survive are those that convey psychological truth. This paper explores the myth of Tantalus - a crucial story for our time, dealing as it does with excessive consumption, the failure of satisfaction and the resulting agony of perpetually longing for something beyond reach. Drawing on material from clinical practice, I will explore how tantalisation may become established as a core dynamic in the psyche, resulting in tortured states of mind, including those found in eating disorders and extreme anxiety. How might psychotherapy reinforce or relieve this suffering?

Carrie Worrall: is a graduate of the West Midlands Institute of Psychotherapy's Jungian Training, now called the Analytical Psychotherapy Training. She has taught on the training and has previously published a paper on the inter-relational development of self-agency, in the International Journal of Infant Observation. She works in private practice in Leamington Spa.


If face to face isn't possible, the lecture will take place via Zoom video. If held face to face, it will take place at The Birmingham & Midland Institute, 9 Margaret Street, Birmingham, B3 3BS (

The cost for each lecture is 50.00 for WMIP members and 60.00 for non-WMIP members (45.00 and 55.00 if via Zoom).

Please note that we are now offering a discount of 50% to trainee psychotherapists and other full-time trainees (proof of student/trainee membership is required). Please refer to the attached application form for further information on fees.

Bookings should ideally be made at least a fortnight before the lecture to be attended.


Please make BACS payments as follows:

Bank: Barclays, Sort Code: 20-08-44, Account No: 03737950
Account Name: The Training in Jungian Analytical Psychotherapy
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All cheques should be made payable to "The Training in Jungian Analytical Psychotherapy" and sent to:
Sue Harford, Administrator to the Training Committee, Unit 1A, Stockwith Park, Stockwith Road, Misterton, Nottinghamshire. DN10 4ES.

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Sue Harford, Administrator to the Training Committee,
telephone: 07789 545908, email:

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