An experiential workshop on the place of narrative and storytelling in psychotherapy
Why attend this course?
Stories constitute the main fabric of the therapy process. The stories we tell ourselves and others are also part of the building of the therapy relationship. Based on her new book, Fictional Clinical Narratives in Relational Psychoanalysis: Stories from Adolescence to the Consulting Room, Christina Moutsou will explore the power of stories to generate change and transcendence.
What will it cover?
After exploring the place of narrative and storytelling in psychotherapy, as well as the links between psychotherapy and literary fiction, the workshop will focus on the experiential nature of storytelling. Participants will be divided into three groups where they will discuss three short stories from the above book which bring to the forefront important issues which come up often as part of the therapy process, such as trauma, loss and the erotic.
Who is this course for?
For psychotherapists & counsellors of all orientations as well as for students of psychotherapy. The focus of the workshop though will be on a psychoanalytic and relational understanding of storytelling and the narrative.
GCS is delighted to host Christina Moutsou who is a psychoanalytic psychotherapist, a writer & a visiting lecturer at Regent’s University. She is the co-editor of 3 books and the author of a novel, Layers. Her latest book, which is a collection of short stories in adolescence and the consulting room has been published by Routledge in Sept 2018.