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The Talking Cure
The function of narrative in the psychotherapeutic process

Friday evenings, 23 January to 20 March 2015

The profession of psychotherapy was born in the late 19th century, with Freud's development of the 'talking cure'. His invitation to his patients was to narrate themselves in his presence. 'What ails? When did the trouble begin? Tell me about yourself. Tell me your story...'

Now as then - and across a whole range of therapeutic approaches - narration remains at the heart of psychotherapy. This seminar series offers a deeper exploration of a subject relevant to every practitioner. Each of the eight speakers offers a particular perspective on the subject of narrative, with seminar themes ranging from pre-birth and infancy narratives, to narration in adult psychotherapy to the neuroscience underpinning our capacity to narrate and re-narrate our lives.

The final seminar centres on a theme prefigured earlier in the series, namely the significance of self-narration for us all, as the primary and essential element involved in making sense of our experience and bringing meaning to our lives.

Friday 23 January 2015
Linda Cundy
Before the beginning: We are such stuff as stories are made on

Friday 30 January 2015
Dr Maggie Turp
Narratives of continuity - first steps in learning to tell our stories

Friday 6 February 2015
Dr Jean Knox
The making of meaning- imagination, story-telling, memory and the sense of self

Friday 13 February 2015
Dr Steve Farnfield
The use of the Adult Attachment Interview (AAI) in formulating treatment plans and 'narrative repair'*

Friday 27 February 2015
Professor Del Loewenthal
Narrative in Relationships: Magic and Ethics

Friday 6 March 2015
Sarah Walther
What is narrative therapy?

Friday 13 March 2015
Martin Weegman
'Sound, fury, sense': narratives of addiction & recovery

Friday 20 March 2015
Eva Hoffman
Narrating Ourselves


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Self-funded: £220 (series of 8)
Organisationally-funded: £300 (series of 8)
As part of season ticket: £90 (series of 8)
Single seminars: £40
CPD Hours

Certificates of attendance for 2 hours will be provided at each seminar

Grange Fitzrovia Conference Suite
Bolsover Street

Start: 18.30
End: 20.30

Friday 23 January 2015
Friday 30 January 2015
Friday 6 February 2015
Friday 13 February 2015
Friday 27 February 2015
Friday 6 March 2015
Friday 13 March 2015
Friday 20 March 2015