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The Black Writers Collective : Writing Ourselves in Counselling and Psychotherapy
September 6 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm£435
A writing group for anyone (trainee or qualified counsellor or psychotherapist ) who identifies as Asian, Black British, Black African or Caribbean.
Prerequisite: Bring only your curiosity and have the desire for collaboration in dialogue.
7 monthly workshops: facilitated by Dr Salma Siddique. The Collective will develop their own creative skills as writers through workshops, sharing of their own work with each other and with academic journals and other written media. The initiative is a space to explore, trust ourselves as counsellors and psychotherapists who write.
Each Session: will start with the first hour given to the group for sharing and claiming space for critical reflection.
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. The sessions will start with the first hour given to the group for sharing and claiming space for critical reflection, desire and curiosity. 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 1st Monday of each month starting from Monday 6th Sept @16:00 – 19:00hrs. For the duration of the pandemic we will connect via Zoom for 3hrs (dependent on group size). The last workshop session will be Monday 7th March@16:00 – 19:00hrs. Additional Dates: 4th Oct; 1 Nov; 6 Dec; 3rd Jan; 7th Feb; 7th March 2022. The sessions are suitable for claiming CPD hours.
Cost: £435: A Reduced Fee is available
Salma Siddique, PTSTA, PhD, FHEA, FRSA, FRAI is an academic, psychotherapist and clinical anthropologist based in Scotland.
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