I’ll be in London in March 2015 with colleague Jim Wilson to do a workshop at the Institute of Family Therapy.
An Introduction to Social Therapeutics: How a Psychology of Becoming
Informs a Non-diagnostic, Developmental Therapy
Thursday 26th March and Friday 27th March 2015
Lois Holzman and Jim Wilson
This conversational workshop will explore the presenters’ orientations to social therapeutic practices in education, community projects, family and brief therapy.
Lois Holzman is co-founder and current Director of the East Side Institute for Group and Short Term Psychotherapy, an international training and research centre for developing radically humanistic approaches in psychology in New York, USA. She is a leading proponent of cultural approaches to learning, development and psychotherapy.
Jim Wilson works as a family therapist, trainer and supervisor to mental health and social care organisations in the UK and overseas. He is a founding member of Open Network for Dialogical Practices and past Director of the Centre for Child Studies at the Institute of Family Therapy. His publications focus on ways to extend the repertoire of possibilities for effectiveness in family therapy. He is also concerned to address the social and political conditions under which social practices in mental health and social care are being eroded to the detriment of services for families, children and young people.
Established in 1977, the Institute of Family Therapy is the largest family therapy organisation in the UK. It provides high quality training and clinical work in the field of systemic psychotherapy with families, couples and individuals.