Spiritual Threads in Psychotherapeutic WorkWith Module Speaker:
Dr Alexandra Dent, Dr Angela Cotter, Dr Paramabandhu Groves, Dr Tim Read, Elizabeth Wilde McCormick, Isabel Clarke, Dr Judith Pickering, Les Lancaster, Dr David Lukoff, Professor Jeremy Holmes, Professor William West, Rabbi Howard Cooper, Ruthie Smith, Viv Fogel, Rev Canon Susannah Izzard,
Freud described psychoanalysis as “…the science of the soul”, a phrase which suggests a healer’s concern with integrating the experience of suffering. Traditionally, the search for meaning, and solutions to existential anxieties has been the domain of theologies, with psychotherapy taking a peripheral interest in those concerns. But in increasingly consumerist societies, where fewer people define themselves as religious, patients increasingly bring transpersonal and spiritual concerns to their sessions. How should we respond?