SPIRITUALITY IN THE CONSULTING ROOM
Two days on the Integration of the Spiritual Dimension and Ordinary Clinical Work. Ref.CPD/22
These two day-workshops offer participants an opportunity to explore how spirituality might be integrated with clinical work and also to give participants the chance to deepen exploration of the theme. Each day will start with a paper by Birgit Heuer as an initial focus for reflection and discussion: The paper presented on 2 November is “The experience of the numinous in the consulting-room”, and on 23 November “On Forgiveness”. Afternoons will provide ample opportunity for in-depth exploration of participants’ clinical needs. Questions to be addressed are: Is spirituality mainly about exalted states – for both therapist and patient – or does ordinary clinical work possess its own numinosity? How might different spiritual orientations impact on the clinic? Is there such a thing as a continuous spiritual attitude akin to Solomon’s continuous ethical stance? What might be the relation of prayer and ordinary clinical work, do they simply belong to different disciplines or might an integration be possible, perhaps as a prayerful therapeutic attitude? If so, what might this involve? Are there any practical ways in which the therapists spiritual attitude might aid the therapeutic process?
Who the course is for
Mainly therapists, both qualified and in training, including those in academic courses, possibly interested and experienced patients.
Course leader – Birgit Heuer, Member of the BAP
British Psychotherapy Foundation, 37 Mapesbury Road, London NW2 4HJ.
Saturday 2nd November 2013 & Saturday 23rd November 2013, between 10am – 5pm
£200 payable in full upon application. Payment can be made by Cheque/Credit/Debit Card or online via our website www.bap-psychotherapy.org Cheques to be made in favour of the British Association of Psychotherapists.
All cancellations must be made in writing. Cancellations made no later then four weeks prior to the commencement of the course are eligible for a full refund minus an administration charge of £25.
For further information and an application form, please contact: Sandra Pereira, Training Co-ordinator (External), British Association of Psychotherapists, 37 Mapesbury Road, London NW2 4HJ Tel 020 8452 9823/ Fax 020 8452 0310 E-mail : [email protected]