‘And therein lies a tale’: an introduction to narrative psychology

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WPF Therapy

12 June 2021

Time: 10:00 - 16:30

Price: Qualified Practitioners: £75 Counselling/Psychotherapy Trainee: £65 WPF Therapy Trainees/Staff: £55

Location: online


This workshop will be delivered via Zoom online.
1.What is narrative psychology?
2.How can ideas from narrative psychology assist our clinical work?
3.How do notions of story and story-telling help psychotherapists?
4.How can we help our clients to move beyond stuck, repetitive and ‘thin’ accounts of themselves into richer descriptions and expanded narratives?
5.How do narrative ideas help us to understand narrative identities as arising from and within modern social discourse and contexts?

By the end of the workshop you can expect:

1.To be familiar with the main principles of narrative psychology.
2.To understand the ways in which narrative psychology sheds light on socioemotional development in children.
3.To understand how principles of narrative psychology can be applied to psychotherapy and counselling.
4.To be able to better examine your own professional discourses and the wider influence of the narratives of society.

Workshop Leader

Martin Weegmann is a Clinical Psychologist, Group Analyst & Narrative Therapist, with many years NHS experience. He has specialised in substance misuse, personality disorder and complex needs, including psychosis. He has delivered teaching and training to a wide range of organisations throughout the UK, including the WPF. His latest books are Permission to Narrate: Explorations in Group Analysis, Psychoanalysis, Culture (Karnac, 2016) and Psychodynamics of Writing, Ed. (Routledge, 2018) and is busy on a new book, Novel Connections: Between Literature & Psychotherapy

Target Audience:

This workshop is suitable for qualified and training psychotherapists and counsellors. The theoretical focus of the workshop will draw upon cultural, narrative and psychodynamic approaches.

Applications must be received by Thursday, 3 June 2021.

Before booking please read our Terms and Conditions for CPD events here:

CPD/Events Terms and Conditions 2020-2021

If you experience any problems please e-mail events@wpf.org.uk.

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