Therapy as a Practice of Truth webinar

Therapy as a Practice of Truth webinar

Nick Totton and Allison Priestman

Date: 26/03/2021
10:30 am - 1:00 pm

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This webinar will present a view of therapy as a practical study of truth and its consequences, untruth and its consequences, and how to distinguish the two. The truth which therapy studies is not just rational but emotional. Exploring it teaches us that no truth is absolute – that truth is not singular but plural and contingent, and therefore subject to negotiation.

‘Negotiating truth’ is one way of defining what therapy is about. This follows from the basic set-up: there are two people in the space, each with their own views about what is going on between them and what is going on in the client’s life, and each with an investment in persuading the other that their own view is correct. What a charged situation! How similar to everyday life!

We will explore a relational model of therapy. Studying how to unpack and make space for the complexity, contradictions and truth of our embodied experiences.

Nick and Allison will give a short presentation around our themes, we will make use of breakout rooms for small group discussion. We are interested in what truth emerges from our collaborative exploration as a diverse group of practitioners.

We hope you can join us.

Contact Details
Contact Person: Allison Priestman
More contact details: Annie Leathes