Psychotherapy and Politics: Contributing to a Sustainable Society
Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 May 2010
Weetwood Hall, Leeds
Co-sponsored by the Psycho-Social Academic Unit, School of Healthcare, University of Leeds; the Centre for Psychological Therapies, Leeds Metropolitan University; and Psychotherapists and Counsellors for Social Responsibility
What are the characteristics of a sustainable society, and what can counselling and psychotherapy contribute to its creation? Like 'freedom' or 'justice', 'sustainability' is a complex and flexible term, but its key meaning could be rendered as improving the quality of current human life without damaging either future generations or present ecosystems. It includes such concepts as emotional sustainability and economic sustainability. There are many ways in which and levels on which the idea of sustainability interacts with the theory and practice of counselling and psychotherapy.
Following on from the successful conferences in London in 2008 and Glasgow in 2009, a diverse group of counsellors and psychotherapists, with representatives from the humanistic and psychodynamic communities and from Psychotherapists and Counsellors for Social Responsibility, are organising a major conference hosted by Leeds University to explore the interface between psychological therapies and progressive social-political-environmental perspectives.
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