'And Thereby Hangs A Tale...': Narrative identity and change
Brighton and Hove
This workshop is an introduction to narrative psychology and its varied sources in philosophy, literature and child development. With reference to psychoanalysis, Martin will discuss how the ‘talking cure’ proposed by Freud was initially centred on stories and storying, and how Freud worried about the reception of his theories and their scientific basis. 100 years or so later, in Australia, White and Epston, gave birth to ‘narrative therapy’, arguably an approach consonant with post-modern times and values.
About the host
Martin Weegmann is a consultant clinical psychologist and group analyst, who has specialised in substance misuse and personality disorders and is a well-known trainer. Martin edited Psychodynamics of Addiction (2002, Wiley) and Group Psychotherapy and Addiction (2004, Wiley), and published many book chapters and papers in a range of journals.