Reflexive Writing Group: CTAs & Articles
May 31 @ 2:00 pm - October 25 @ 5:00 pmFree – £435
Writing Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy sessions.
These are monthly, reflective writing sessions for all health and social care research practitioners, trainee counsellors and psychotherapists, emergency responders, trauma specialists, support staff, retired clinicians and for trainees preparing for the CTA exam. The first session is on Monday 31st May 2021 for the duration of the pandemic we will connect via Zoom for 3hrs (dependent on group size). The sessions will start with the first hour given to the group for sharing and claiming space for critical reflection, desire and curiosity.
For this initiative to succeed, I believe that for something to exist or happen you must trust your curiosity and have the desire for collaboration in dialogue. We will explore the dynamics of unfolding narratives which transform the liminality (the space between things) by making meaning of disruptive events and fragmentation of social identities. The narrative or script is the telling and re-telling stories of our many selves. Frank (1995) tells us “repetition is the medium of becoming” . The CTA is an opportunity to understand the (re) construction of the narrative of how the self is positioned within relationships and institutions of power. Freud referred to this as the psychoanalytical and anthropological approach that leads to the cathartic method of “remembering, repeating and working through ” (Freud, 1914).
Please bring your curiosity and something for recording your thoughts. Participants will be invited to bring extracts from their written work in progress to share with the group. Such acts of writing are moments of transition from novice to competence. It is about the importance, through not knowing, to (re) negotiating new identities (Van Gennep, 1960; Turner, 1969) from trainee to post-qualified therapist; i.e. of moving from a state of indeterminacy and ambiguity to potential empowerment.
Homework & Peer Feedback Support: This approach of 7 sessions is designed to offer the opportunity for input. This approach benefits each participant drafts. psychotherapy, supervision, research by receiving feedback guided by you on at least one draft, and each peer review session will allow for congruent and developmental conversations about the different issues that inevitably—and sometimes unexpectedly—will come up in written drafts.
Dates for the Diary: Sessions are facilitated by Dr Salma Siddique, who is UKCP registered psychotherapist and clinical anthropologist. We will meet on the last Monday of each month starting from Monday 31st May 2021 @10:00 – 14:00hrs. For the duration of the pandemic we will connect via Zoom for 3hrs (dependent on group size). The last workshop session will be Monday 25th October 2021 @10:00 –14::00hrs. Additional Dates: 28th June/26th July/30th August/27th September 2021
Salma Siddique, PTSTA, PhD, FHEA, FRSA, FRAI is an academic, psychotherapist and clinical anthropologist based in
Scotland. Contact e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org