Section: Seminars and Events
Social Work Seminar Series -
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Counsellors use their selves in their practices, drawing on practical personal knowledge that is intertwined with their professional identities.Who the counsellor is matters to what happens within the therapy room and to how these practices are storied more broadly in society.
In turn, in forming personal professional identities, counsellors must necessarily draw on cultural resources, on broader societal stories about their profession, in order to be intelligible.In this way they are constrained in giving meaning to their professional lives and in implementing their personal practical knowledge by how society stories their professions.
In this seminar, I invite you to step into the stories-to-live-by of counsellors and psychotherapists whodraw on religious and spiritual discourses and invite you to bring your own professional identity into dialogue with their stories.Drawing on narrative social theory, I argue that such alternative stories offer important challenges to the medicalized discourse of counselling and psychotherapy currently gaining dominance over the field.
No registration required
Written confirmation of 2 hours CPD activity can be provided
This page was published on 23 March 2012