How do you teach counselling? An ACCAPE Experiential Workshop

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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
ACAP, 123 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne

ACCAPE Professional Development Workshop:

 How do you teach counselling? Reflecting on your practice through Greek mythology. An experiential workshop with Professor Bernie Neville

Carl Rogers argued in his later writing for a multi-perspectivist view of reality, asking whether we need a ‘reality’at all and suggests that it would be desirable to have a society ‘based on the hypothesis of multiple realities’. He certainly brought a multi-perspectivist approach to his writing on counselling, avoiding what the process philosopher Whitehead calls ‘the fallacy of dogmatic finality’.

 In this workshop we will explore the work of person-centred counsellors within the framework of archetypal theory as originally developed by Carl Jung and further elaborated by James Hillman. Hillman expounds a multi-perspectivist or “polytheistic” understanding of reality, using the gods of classical antiquity to represent different ways of perceiving and responding to the world.

We will look at counsellor education theory and practice through this lens. The workshop will involve some discussion of archetypal theory and Greek mythology, but the major focus will be on experiential work exploring the archetypal patterns – Zeus, Dionysus, Aphrodite and the rest – which shape and energise our counselling education practice. This will involve small group work involving role play, in which participants will explore the extent to which each god has a voice in the assumptions, theory and expectations they bring to their teaching practice.

Professor Bernie Neville 

Bernie Neville is an Honorary Professor in the Faculty of Higher Education at Swinburne University of Technology. His introduction to counselling was as an untrained school counsellor in the 1960s.  He soon discovered Carl Rogers and the person-centered approach and this has framed his approach to both education and counselling ever since. As a university teacher in both of these fields he has had a keen interest in applying both Rogerian and Jungian thought to the practicalities of teaching and counselling.

After his retirement from La Trobe University, where he taught for four decades, he became Professor of Holistic Counselling at the Phoenix Institute of Australia until his second retirement. He currently devotes his time to growing fruit and vegetables, studying languages and writing. His previous books include Educating Psyche: Emotion, imagination and the unconscious in learning and Olympus Inc.: Intervening for cultural change in organizations, and The Life of Things. Bernie will be keynote speaker at the upcoming Conference of the World Association of Person Centred and Experiential Therapists in Vienna.

Date: 16 June 2018
Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm

Register before the 1st June 2018 to recieve a $25 early bird discount. 

Members $225 (inc. GST) Early Bird: $200 (incl. GST)
Non-members $335 (inc. GST) Early Bird: $300 (incl.GST) 

Please note: This Professional Development Event is not suitable for students. 

This event counts as 5 hours of category A CPD for PACFA’s membership renewal requirements
Lunch and Refreshments are included.

Please Register via the PACFA Portal

For information: accape@pacfa.org.au