BEING HUMAN: Re-humanising Psychotherapy and Counselling

Centre for Existential Practice (CEP)

BEING HUMAN: Re-humanising Psychotherapy and Counselling

Online via zoom

Presenter: Professor Ernesto Spinelli

Ernesto Spinelli will speak about the dichotomy between acknowledgement that the therapeutic relationship is a key factor in both the process and outcome of therapy and the ever-increasing emphasis on inflexible methodological rules and manualised conditions of practice. In this conversation with Alison, Ernesto will discuss the consequences of the therapeutic relationship becoming more and more professionalised and less and less open to the uncertain possibilities of human encounter. He will discuss how existential approaches – which avoid bestowing on the therapist the role of superior, objective instructor and which seek to accept the ‘being-who-is-present-in-the-room’ – challenge assumptions and beliefs about what it is to be a therapist and to be practising therapy. And, importantly, how they open a way for re-humanising the profession.

About the presenter

Professor Ernesto Spinelli was Chair of the Society for Existential Analysis between 1993 and 1999 and is a Life Member of the Society. He is a Fellow of the British Psychological Society (BPS) as well as an APECS accredited executive coach and coaching supervisor. In 1999, Ernesto was awarded a Personal Chair as Professor of psychotherapy, counselling and counselling psychology. In 2000, he was the Recipient of BPS Division of Counselling Psychology Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Profession. And in 2019, Ernesto received the BPS Award for Distinguished Contribution to Practice. His most recent book, Practising Existential Therapy: The Relational World 2nd edition (Sage, 2015) has been widely praised as a major contribution to the advancement of existential theory and practice. 

Date: 16 Aug 2021 19:00-20:30
Location: online via zoom (registrants will receive an invitation to participate and all the details they require in advance of the date)

These webinars are part of the Global Conversations 2nd series. All are 1.5 hours and all are featured on the page linked below. 

Cost: $100 – for each conversation (flat rate in AUD)

$320 (flat rate in AUD) – package of 5 Thursday global conversations (excludes Spinelli)
$400 (flat rate in AUD) – package of all 6 global conversations (includes Spinelli) 

CPD Hours: 

This event counts as 1.5 hours of category A CPD for PACFA’s membership renewal requirements

For full details regarding the event please go to the website.

16/08/2021 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
AUS Eastern Standard Time
Online Via Zoom

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