As Gestalt therapists we understand power as an aspect of the co-created relational field. We view power as an inevitable aspect of the dynamic of the therapeutic relationship, bi-directional and influenced
As Gestalt therapists we understand power as an aspect of the co-created relational field.
We view power as an inevitable aspect of the dynamic of the therapeutic relationship, bi-directional and influenced by the wider field.
Our intention is not to take a position of authority in relation to defining reality but to base our approach on mutuality and intersubjectivity.
How does this work in practice and how best can we reflect on the process?
We will consider varying power differentials within the therapeutic relationship.
Differing aspects of power will be described and the implications for clinical work considered both experientially and in discussion. We will draw primarily on Houston, Starhawk, French and Zur for theoretical perspectives on power.
Dr. Lynda Osborne,
Lynda has been involved in counselling and psychotherapy for many years including 30 years as a supervisor. After thirteen years in post she retired as Head of the Gestalt Department at the Metanoia Institute in London in 2012. Lynda was the founding Chair of the UKAGP: the United Kingdom’s National Gestalt Organization. She is an UKCP accredited psychotherapist and supervisor and is on the leadership team of Relational Change in the UK. Lynda travels internationally training therapists, attending and presenting at conferences, visiting her family and enjoying new countries.
TIME & LOCATION
19 January 2019
3/166 Pacific Highway
North Sydney 2060
19 January 2019
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Early Bird rate ( Before 30 Dec 2018): $195 +GST
Full Rate: $250 + GST
195 + GST