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Continuing Professional Development Programme 2021 & 2022

Bárbara Godoy, Founder-Director

You are warmly welcomed to our Professional (and Personal) Development Courses!

Our Mission is to support the therapeutic endeavour in the community, not just in terms of its practice but also generating an environment for continuing professional development and research in a way that facilitates self-enquiry and creativity.

Ultimately, we aim to come together and share insights regarding the meaning of being human and through this promote a deeper understanding of “how to live well”.

2021 CPD PROGRAMME

EXPERIENTIAL STUDY GROUP
with Bárbara Godoy and lectures by Prof. Ernesto Spinelli & Prof Robert Romanyshyn

A phenomenological self-enquiry through a full immersion into existential theory and depth psychology.

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ADVANCED
EXISTENTIAL SUPERVISION
GROUP
with Prof Ernesto Spinelli

These monthly workshops provide the opportunity to ‘look again’ at our practice and re-view assumptions and expectations
regarding being a therapist

Maximum: 11 participants
Read more >

ADVANCED PHENOMENOLOGICAL
SUPERVISION GROUP
with Prof Robert Romanyshyn

Our supervision groups draw upon the ways in which existential-phenomenology and depth psychology supplement each other and deepen our practice of psychotherapy

Maximum: 11 participants
Read more >

 

UNLOCKING OUR-SELVES
weekly lunchtime sessions
with Bárbara Godoy


A playground for therapists to nurture the imagination, release inhibitions and mobilise therapeutic insights
Read more > 

2022 CPD PROGRAMME

New! INTERNATIONAL CERTIFIED TRAINING in EXISTENTIAL PRACTICE for PROFESSIONALS
with Bárbara Godoy, Prof Ernesto Spinelli and Guest Speakers
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ADVANCED EXISTENTIAL SUPERVISION GROUP
with Prof Ernesto Spinelli

SpinelliThese monthly workshops provide the opportunity to ‘look again’ at our practice and re-view assumptions and expectations regarding being a therapist and doing therapy. 

(Maximum: 11 participants)
Read more >

ADVANCED AFFECT-BASED SUPERVISION GROUP
with Dr Manu Bazzano

ManuSupervision is not ‘management’ but open exploration. It is a soulful endeavour. At the heart of group supervision is the crucial notion of affect, the modification or variation produced in a body/mind by the interaction with other bodies/minds.

(Maximum: 11 participants)
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EXISTENTIAL DIALOGUES

One-to-one dialogues between Prof Ernesto Spinelli and ten representatives of the existential approach from different parts of the world

“Existential therapy is a wide ranging arena, with many perspectives and different views that also, fundamentally, share an attitude expressing a way of thinking and being with people. Representatives of the existential approach from different parts of the world have agreed to engage in an open-format discussion with me. Each of them will bring their own particular topic of interest as the focus for the discussion. From these, participants will hopefully see that existential therapy and existential thought in general cover a huge range of topics, view points and perspectives and explores these in a way that it is different, stimulating and enjoyable.” Prof Ernesto Spinelli

List of international Guest Speakers who will dialogue with Prof Ernesto Spinelli:

ManuTHERAPY AND THE DAIMONIC
with Dr Manu Bazzano
22 January 2022

DIVING INTO THE CO-CREATED WORLD OF THE PSYCHOTHERAPEUTIC ENCOUNTER
with Dr Katerina Zymnis
19 February 2022

THE POWER OF PHENOMENOLOGICAL OPENNESS
with Dr Todd Dubose
19 March 2022

RECONCILING THE PAST
with Michael Montgomery
23 April 2022

CHALLENGES TO EXISTENTIAL THERAPEUTIC PRACTICE
with Dr Yaqui Martinez
21 May 2022

Barbara GodoyBRAINSTORMING THE BASIS OF AN EXISTENTIAL LABORATORY
with Bárbara Godoy
18 June 2022

IN THE SPIRIT OF PLAY: TOWARD A PSYCHOLOGY OF FREEDOM
with Dr Betty Cannon
23 July 2022

IS EXISTENCE THE SAME AS EXPERIENCE IN EXISTENTIAL THERAPY?
with Dr Greg Madison
15 October 2022

ZHIMIAN: AN EXISTENTIAL APPROACH AS VIEWED FROM CHINESE CULTURE
with Dr Xuefu Wang
19 November 2022

RADICAL AUTHENTICITY
with Dr Ken Bradford
17 December 2022

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EXPERIENTIAL STUDY GROUP with Bárbara Godoy

Barbara GodoyThese Group Process Work sessions include the Existential Dialogues mentioned above as trigger for an existential laboratory for practitioners who would like to engage in a highly experiential journey to explore the meaning of the three phases of the “Therapy-World” as formulated in the text book “Practising Existential Therapy: The Relational World” (Prof E. Spinelli): 1) Co-creating the Therapy-world; 2) Co-habiting the Group Therapy-world and 3) Closing Down the Therapy-world. 
Max. 15 participants . Read more >

Past events >

Sep
23
Thu
2021
UNLOCKING OUR-SELVES with Bárbara Godoy
Sep 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Unlocking Our-Selves with Bárbara Godoy
Experiential Group and Process Work
 A playground for therapists to nurture the imagination, release inhibitions and mobilise therapeutic insights

“Supportive, thought-provoking, emancipating, grounding”
Hanni St Johns, Psychodynamic Psychotherapist

picture “la haute noblesse“ by George Lambert, Kirkstall Abbey

This Autumn Term is inspired by 16 Greek Deities (a nymph among them). These myths are our cultural pillars. The roots and original framework of western civilisation from a time when the “love for wisdom” was the fruit of committed labour. Gods and Goddesses expressed forces of Nature and also intimate human experiences. Through their joys and struggles we extracted meaning to organise the internal and the wider world alike. Eternal and Mighty they embody the elemental qualities that served to the construction and informed our perception of Self and relationships. The relationships with our clients and patients are not exceptions.

Programme of Gods, Goddesses and their parameters

Week 1: Myths & Monsters: Meaning and Metaphor
Week 2: Zeus & Hera: Will & Power
Week 3: Poseidon & Demeter: Emotions & Instincts
Week 4: Hades & Persephone: Soul & Underworld
Week 5: Apollo & Athena: Reason & Sequence
Week 6: Hermes & Echo: Interpretation & Communication
Week 7: Ares & Aphrodite: War & Love
Week 8: Hephaestus & Hestia: Creativity & Forging
Week 9: Dionysus & Artemis: Playfulness & Mystery
Week 10: Participant’s Presentations

Dates:
Thursdays 23 and 30 September
7, 14 and 21 October
4, 11, 28 and 25 November
and 2 December

Fee: £300 – Online

Recommended films:

Jason and the Argonauts
film directed by Don Chaffey (1963) – full film link below
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=50DZWP-Pz88

Inmortals
film directed by Tarsem Singh (2011) – trailer link below
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7nEVFMg8g30

Clash of the Titans
film directed by Desmond Davis (1981) – trailer link below
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ojw1sau98Jg

Clash of the Titans
film directed by Louis Leterrier (2010) trailer link below
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XJNenKqmOMU

Wrath of the Titans
film directed by Jonathan Liebesman (2012) – trailer link below
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fPWdzDxB4B8

Electra
film directed by Michael Cacoyannis Source (1962) full film link below
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5crCNgAPvAk

Helen of Troy
film directed by Robert Wise (1956) – trailer link below
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iHi7Kcf42TQ&list=PLU6yMd_F_bQkrKxuMkse4BCm82SqZ0hNK

Hercules
film directed by Brett Ratner (2014) – trailer link below
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3HrUg6aidI

Hercules
Walt Disney (1997) – trailer link below
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vlblxDGoGwo

Medea
film directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini (1969) – full film in Italian with Spanish subtitles link below
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZYy493Hrd8

Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters
film directed by Thor Freudenthal (2013) – trailer link below
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cql6ug74jx4

The Trojan Women
film by Michael Cacoyannis (1971) – trailer link below
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v9sAriamSpU

Troy
film directed by Wolfgang Petersen (2004) – trailer link below
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=znTLzRJimeY

Ulysses
film directed by Mario Camerini (1954) – full film link below
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G60xcQbHh70

See more in https://www.greekmythology.com

300
film directed by
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UrIbxk7idYA

Others:

Birth of Dionysus from Semele and Zeus
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EdvZjWWC-DU

Apollonian compared to the left brain
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4VUU84kI-EM

Dionysus and daemonic, chaos chthonian power and freedom nature brute force
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4VUU84kI-EM

The Birth of Tragedy, Nietzsche
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7fmkWvbIGNw

300 ecstasy scene for Ares: Love & War
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XDnXI6KXoeg

300 Sparta for Dionysus and Ares
film directed by Zack Snyder
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UrIbxk7idYA&t=56s

Zorba the Greek
film directed by Michael Cacoyannis (1964) trailer link below
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hkuoaKtOZg8

Bolero Jorge Don Los Unos y Los Otros
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lCtqsUMB3UI

Charlie Chaplin 3m clip the great dictator (None-Ares!)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-7ntsRgi7M

Oct
23
Sat
2021
EXPERIENTIAL STUDY GROUP Masterclasses by Prof Ernesto Spinelli & Prof Robert Romanyshyn followed by experiential sessions with Bárbara Godoy
Oct 23 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

23 October – From Space to Place – Prof Robert Romanyshyn

We do not live in space. On the contrary, the human body is the power to transform spaces into places where we more often than not unconsciously incarnate the characters in stories of which we are a part, an approach with many implications for psychotherapy and dream work.

This phenomenological self enquiry is a full immersion into existential theory and depth psychology through an innovative combination of lectures and exercises specially designed to “bring to life” the following key topics:

13 November – Selves-in-relation— Prof Ernesto Spinelli

11 December – Time: Memory and Imagination – Prof Robert Romanyshyn

Saturdays 10am to 1pm (UK time)

Venue: Online

Bárbara Godoy M.A., Adv. Dip. Exi. Psy, UKCP accredited Psychotherapist and Supervisor, MBACP and SEA – Director of Therapy Harley Street. Bárbara’s academic experience in London since 2008 includes lecturing and researching on the theory and practice of Phenomenological Existential Therapy on Doctorate, MA and professional courses at the School of Psychotherapy and Counselling Psychology, Regent’s University and the New School of Psychotherapy and Counselling directed by Emmy van Deurzen. Bárbara has facilitated therapeutic Group Work internationally since 1997. The question about the meaning of Being-Woman was the topic of her thesis completed in 2005 and evolved into two main Women’s Groups: “Nine muses” and “Four Seasons” which she leads in addition to her individual private practice. Currently as the clinical director of THS, Bárbara leads a team of over 20 professional practitioners in the area of Psychological services and Wellbeing consultancy. Bárbara is also founder director of THS’s Personal Development and CPD Programmes.

 

Prof. Ernesto Spinelli has gained an international reputation as one of the leading contemporary trainers and theorists of existential analysis as applied to psychology and psychotherapy as well as the related arenas of coaching and conflict mediation. He is a Fellow and Chartered Counselling Psychologist of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and an APECS accredited executive coach and coaching supervisor. In 1999, Ernesto was awarded a Personal Chair as Professor of psychotherapy, counselling and counselling psychology. In 2000, he was awarded the a BPS Division of Counselling Psychology Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Advancement of the Profession. And in 2019, Ernesto received the BPS Award for Distinguished Contribution to Practice. His book, Practising Existential Therapy: the relational world, 2nd edition (Sage, 2015) has been widely praised as a major contribution to the advancement of existential theory and practice.
Prof. Robert Romanyshyn was the first non-analyst to be elected as an Affiliate Member of The Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts based upon his scholarly contributions to Jungian psychology. A Fellow of the Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture, he co-founded in 1972 an interdisciplinary program in existential-phenomenological psychology and literature at the University of Dallas. In 1991 he moved to Pacifica Graduate Institute to create a research approach for their innovative doctoral program in clinical psychology with its emphasis on Jungian and Archetypal Psychology. On his retirement in 2015, he was elected an Emeritus Professor in that program. He has published eight books including Victor Frankenstein, the Monster and the Shadows of Technology: The Frankenstein Prophecies, Leaning Toward the Poet: Eavesdropping on the Poetry of Everyday Life, The Wounded Researcher: Research with Soul in Mind, Ways of the Heart, The Soul in Grief: Love, Death, and Transformation, and Technology as Symptom & Dream. He has also published poems, numerous articles in psychology, philosophy, education and literary journals and wrote a one act play about Frankenstein. 
ADVANCED EXISTENTIAL SUPERVISION GROUP with Prof Ernesto Spinelli
Oct 23 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

SpinelliThese Master Workshops provide the opportunity to ‘look again’ at our practise and re-view assumptions and expectations regarding being a therapist.

“Group supervision sessions seek to provide participants with a safe, yet challenging, space, to consider and address the issues that arise for them when discussing their own, or another participant’s, experience of being a therapist. They provide the opportunity to ‘look again’ at their practise and re-view their assumptions and expectations regarding being a therapist and doing therapy. Group supervision can be a valuable and enriching experience for all participants since even though the focus may be on a particular supervisee’s account, it is likely that all participants will discover broader issues and concerns that resonate with their own encounters with clients.” Prof. Ernesto Spinelli

Prof. Ernesto Spinelli has gained an international reputation as one of the leading contemporary trainers and theorists of existential therapy and, more recently, the related areas of coaching, facilitation and conflict mediation. He is a Fellow of the British Psychological Society (BPS), and a United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKPC) registered existential psychotherapist. As a Coach Ernesto is an APECS accredited executive coach and supervisor as well as a founding member of the BPS Special Group in Coaching Psychology. In 1999, he was awarded a personal chair as the BPS Counselling Psychology Division Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Advancement of the Profession. In 2019, he received the British Psychological Society Award for Distinguished Contribution to Practice. Between 1997 and 2008, he was the Academic Dean, and subsequently Senior Fellow, of the School of Psychotherapy and Counselling at Regent’s College, London. Ernesto many publications and textbooks appear on the reading lists of numerous training programmes in the UK, North America, Australia and continental Europe. In a survey of over 1000 existential therapists worldwide, Ernesto’s most recent book, Practicing Existential Therapy: The Relational World, 2nd Edition (2015) has been identified as the most influential contemporary text on existential therapeutic practice. Author of Practising Existential Psychotherapy: The Relational World 2nd ed (Sage, 2015), The Interpreted World: an introduction to phenomenological psychology, 2nd ed (Sage, 2005); Demystifying Therapy (PCCS, 2006); Tales of Un-knowing (PCCS, 2006); and The Mirror and The Hammer: challenging therapeutic orthodoxies (Sage, 2001).

All dates:  Saturdays 16 January, 27 February, 27 March, 24 April, 22 May, 26 June, 17 July, 23 October, 13 November and 11 December 2021

Afternoon option: from 2pm to 5pm

Fee: £1260 the whole year (£140 per session)

Time: Saturdays from 2pm to 5pm (UK time)

Venue: Online – Zoom

BPS award for distinguished contribution
“An internationally-recognised leader in existential therapy and coaching psychology, Professor Ernesto Spinelli developed and taught the first psychology undergraduate and PhD programmes to focus on counselling and psychotherapy research. He has contributed to a growing interest in, and professional appreciation of, existential therapeutic techniques.
Professor Spinelli publications and textbooks are standard reading for many psychotherapies and coaching training programmes around the world. His latest book, Practising Existential Therapy: The Relational World, 2nd edition (2015), was identified as the most influential contemporary text on existential therapeutic practice.” BPS

ADVANCED PHENOMENOLOGICAL SUPERVISION with Prof Robert Romanyshyn
Oct 23 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Our supervision groups draw upon the ways in which existential-phenomenology and depth psychology supplement each other and deepen our practice of psychotherapy.

Description:
These six Master Workshops explore some of the basic questions about being a psychotherapist and the practice of psychotherapy. Before psychotherapy is a profession it is a vocation and one of the primary issues for a psychotherapist is to deepen on a continuous basis one’s understanding of what has called one into this life of being a wounded healer. Beyond the necessary skills one has to learn and master, a psychotherapist has to cultivate the difficult art of learning how to listen in such a way that opens a dialogue not only between patient and therapist, but also with the other in oneself.
In this regard, group supervision is a fundamental part of a therapist’s continuing education in the art of dialogue. A group setting is an opportunity to pause and step back to hear how colleagues practice this difficult art of listening with the third ear. In addition, a group setting fosters a sense of community for this art, whose roots tap into the sense of the sacred character of encounter and the ways in which silence plays a key role in dialogue.

Dates and Time: Saturdays from 2pm to 5pm (UK time)

 22 May, 26 June, 11 Sept 23 Oct, 13 Nov & 11 Dec 2021
Fee: £756 the whole year (£140 per session)

Venue: Online

Prof. Robert Romanyshyn was the first non-analyst to be elected as an Affiliate Member of The Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts based upon his scholarly contributions to Jungian psychology. A Fellow of the Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture, he co-founded in 1972 an interdisciplinary program in existential-phenomenological psychology and literature at the University of Dallas. In 1991 he moved to Pacifica Graduate Institute to create a research approach for their innovative doctoral program in clinical psychology with its emphasis on Jungian and Archetypal Psychology. On his retirement in 2015, he was elected an Emeritus Professor in that program. He has published eight books including Victor Frankenstein, the Monster and the Shadows of Technology: The Frankenstein Prophecies, Leaning Toward the Poet: Eavesdropping on the Poetry of Everyday Life, The Wounded Researcher: Research with Soul in Mind, Ways of the Heart, The Soul in Grief: Love, Death, and Transformation, and Technology as Symptom & Dream. He has also published poems, numerous articles in psychology, philosophy, education and literary journals and wrote a one act play about Frankenstein.

Nov
13
Sat
2021
EXPERIENTIAL STUDY GROUP Masterclasses by Prof Ernesto Spinelli & Prof Robert Romanyshyn followed by experiential sessions with Bárbara Godoy
Nov 13 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

13 November – Selves-in-relation— Prof Ernesto Spinelli

Western assumptions regarding self tend to isolate each self such that it appears to us and can be defined as separate and distinct to other selves. Existential phenomenology proposes a view of self that is always and inevitably in relation. This interplay between “I” and “not-I” provides a very different view and understanding of self.

This phenomenological self enquiry is a full immersion into existential theory and depth psychology through an innovative combination of lectures and exercises specially designed to “bring to life” the following key topics:

11 December – Time: Memory and Imagination – Prof Robert Romanyshyn

Saturdays 10am to 1pm (UK time)

Venue: Online 

Bárbara Godoy M.A., Adv. Dip. Exi. Psy, UKCP accredited Psychotherapist and Supervisor, MBACP and SEA – Director of Therapy Harley Street. Bárbara’s academic experience in London since 2008 includes lecturing and researching on the theory and practice of Phenomenological Existential Therapy on Doctorate, MA and professional courses at the School of Psychotherapy and Counselling Psychology, Regent’s University and the New School of Psychotherapy and Counselling directed by Emmy van Deurzen. Bárbara has facilitated therapeutic Group Work internationally since 1997. The question about the meaning of Being-Woman was the topic of her thesis completed in 2005 and evolved into two main Women’s Groups: “Nine muses” and “Four Seasons” which she leads in addition to her individual private practice. Currently as the clinical director of THS, Bárbara leads a team of over 20 professional practitioners in the area of Psychological services and Wellbeing consultancy. Bárbara is also founder director of THS’s Personal Development and CPD Programmes.

 

Prof. Ernesto Spinelli has gained an international reputation as one of the leading contemporary trainers and theorists of existential analysis as applied to psychology and psychotherapy as well as the related arenas of coaching and conflict mediation. He is a Fellow and Chartered Counselling Psychologist of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and an APECS accredited executive coach and coaching supervisor. In 1999, Ernesto was awarded a Personal Chair as Professor of psychotherapy, counselling and counselling psychology. In 2000, he was awarded the a BPS Division of Counselling Psychology Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Advancement of the Profession. And in 2019, Ernesto received the BPS Award for Distinguished Contribution to Practice. His book, Practising Existential Therapy: the relational world, 2nd edition (Sage, 2015) has been widely praised as a major contribution to the advancement of existential theory and practice.
Prof. Robert Romanyshyn was the first non-analyst to be elected as an Affiliate Member of The Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts based upon his scholarly contributions to Jungian psychology. A Fellow of the Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture, he co-founded in 1972 an interdisciplinary program in existential-phenomenological psychology and literature at the University of Dallas. In 1991 he moved to Pacifica Graduate Institute to create a research approach for their innovative doctoral program in clinical psychology with its emphasis on Jungian and Archetypal Psychology. On his retirement in 2015, he was elected an Emeritus Professor in that program. He has published eight books including Victor Frankenstein, the Monster and the Shadows of Technology: The Frankenstein Prophecies, Leaning Toward the Poet: Eavesdropping on the Poetry of Everyday Life, The Wounded Researcher: Research with Soul in Mind, Ways of the Heart, The Soul in Grief: Love, Death, and Transformation, and Technology as Symptom & Dream. He has also published poems, numerous articles in psychology, philosophy, education and literary journals and wrote a one act play about Frankenstein. 
ADVANCED EXISTENTIAL SUPERVISION GROUP with Prof Ernesto Spinelli
Nov 13 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

SpinelliThese Master Workshops provide the opportunity to ‘look again’ at our practise and re-view assumptions and expectations regarding being a therapist.

“Group supervision sessions seek to provide participants with a safe, yet challenging, space, to consider and address the issues that arise for them when discussing their own, or another participant’s, experience of being a therapist. They provide the opportunity to ‘look again’ at their practise and re-view their assumptions and expectations regarding being a therapist and doing therapy. Group supervision can be a valuable and enriching experience for all participants since even though the focus may be on a particular supervisee’s account, it is likely that all participants will discover broader issues and concerns that resonate with their own encounters with clients.” Prof. Ernesto Spinelli

Prof. Ernesto Spinelli has gained an international reputation as one of the leading contemporary trainers and theorists of existential therapy and, more recently, the related areas of coaching, facilitation and conflict mediation. He is a Fellow of the British Psychological Society (BPS), and a United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKPC) registered existential psychotherapist. As a Coach Ernesto is an APECS accredited executive coach and supervisor as well as a founding member of the BPS Special Group in Coaching Psychology. In 1999, he was awarded a personal chair as the BPS Counselling Psychology Division Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Advancement of the Profession. In 2019, he received the British Psychological Society Award for Distinguished Contribution to Practice. Between 1997 and 2008, he was the Academic Dean, and subsequently Senior Fellow, of the School of Psychotherapy and Counselling at Regent’s College, London. Ernesto many publications and textbooks appear on the reading lists of numerous training programmes in the UK, North America, Australia and continental Europe. In a survey of over 1000 existential therapists worldwide, Ernesto’s most recent book, Practicing Existential Therapy: The Relational World, 2nd Edition (2015) has been identified as the most influential contemporary text on existential therapeutic practice. Author of Practising Existential Psychotherapy: The Relational World 2nd ed (Sage, 2015), The Interpreted World: an introduction to phenomenological psychology, 2nd ed (Sage, 2005); Demystifying Therapy (PCCS, 2006); Tales of Un-knowing (PCCS, 2006); and The Mirror and The Hammer: challenging therapeutic orthodoxies (Sage, 2001).

All dates:  Saturdays 16 January, 27 February, 27 March, 24 April, 22 May, 26 June, 17 July, 23 October, 13 November and 11 December 2021

Afternoon option: from 2pm to 5pm

Fee: £1260 the whole year (£140 per session)

Time: Saturdays from 2pm to 5pm (UK time)

Venue: Online – Zoom

BPS award for distinguished contribution
“An internationally-recognised leader in existential therapy and coaching psychology, Professor Ernesto Spinelli developed and taught the first psychology undergraduate and PhD programmes to focus on counselling and psychotherapy research. He has contributed to a growing interest in, and professional appreciation of, existential therapeutic techniques.
Professor Spinelli publications and textbooks are standard reading for many psychotherapies and coaching training programmes around the world. His latest book, Practising Existential Therapy: The Relational World, 2nd edition (2015), was identified as the most influential contemporary text on existential therapeutic practice.” BPS

ADVANCED PHENOMENOLOGICAL SUPERVISION with Prof Robert Romanyshyn
Nov 13 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Our supervision groups draw upon the ways in which existential-phenomenology and depth psychology supplement each other and deepen our practice of psychotherapy.

Description:
These six Master Workshops explore some of the basic questions about being a psychotherapist and the practice of psychotherapy. Before psychotherapy is a profession it is a vocation and one of the primary issues for a psychotherapist is to deepen on a continuous basis one’s understanding of what has called one into this life of being a wounded healer. Beyond the necessary skills one has to learn and master, a psychotherapist has to cultivate the difficult art of learning how to listen in such a way that opens a dialogue not only between patient and therapist, but also with the other in oneself.
In this regard, group supervision is a fundamental part of a therapist’s continuing education in the art of dialogue. A group setting is an opportunity to pause and step back to hear how colleagues practice this difficult art of listening with the third ear. In addition, a group setting fosters a sense of community for this art, whose roots tap into the sense of the sacred character of encounter and the ways in which silence plays a key role in dialogue.

Dates and Time: Saturdays from 2pm to 5pm (UK time)

 22 May, 26 June, 11 Sept 23 Oct, 13 Nov & 11 Dec 2021
Fee: £756 the whole year (£140 per session)

Venue: Online

Prof. Robert Romanyshyn was the first non-analyst to be elected as an Affiliate Member of The Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts based upon his scholarly contributions to Jungian psychology. A Fellow of the Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture, he co-founded in 1972 an interdisciplinary program in existential-phenomenological psychology and literature at the University of Dallas. In 1991 he moved to Pacifica Graduate Institute to create a research approach for their innovative doctoral program in clinical psychology with its emphasis on Jungian and Archetypal Psychology. On his retirement in 2015, he was elected an Emeritus Professor in that program. He has published eight books including Victor Frankenstein, the Monster and the Shadows of Technology: The Frankenstein Prophecies, Leaning Toward the Poet: Eavesdropping on the Poetry of Everyday Life, The Wounded Researcher: Research with Soul in Mind, Ways of the Heart, The Soul in Grief: Love, Death, and Transformation, and Technology as Symptom & Dream. He has also published poems, numerous articles in psychology, philosophy, education and literary journals and wrote a one act play about Frankenstein.

Dec
11
Sat
2021
EXPERIENTIAL STUDY GROUP Masterclasses by Prof Ernesto Spinelli & Prof Robert Romanyshyn followed by experiential sessions with Bárbara Godoy
Dec 11 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

This phenomenological self enquiry is a full immersion into existential theory and depth psychology through an innovative combination of lectures and exercises specially designed to “bring to life” the following key topics:

11 December – Time: Memory and Imagination – Prof Robert Romanyshyn

Clock time is a measure of the linear sense of time. Lived time, as phenomenology describes it, is a vertical spiral in which every present moment carries a creative capacity to remember the past in light of imagining a future and vice versa. This capacity is the foundation of human freedom with implications for psychotherapy.

Saturdays 10am to 1pm (UK time)

Venue: Online

 Bárbara Godoy M.A., Adv. Dip. Exi. Psy, UKCP accredited Psychotherapist and Supervisor, MBACP and SEA – Director of Therapy Harley Street. Bárbara’s academic experience in London since 2008 includes lecturing and researching on the theory and practice of Phenomenological Existential Therapy on Doctorate, MA and professional courses at the School of Psychotherapy and Counselling Psychology, Regent’s University and the New School of Psychotherapy and Counselling directed by Emmy van Deurzen. Bárbara has facilitated therapeutic Group Work internationally since 1997. The question about the meaning of Being-Woman was the topic of her thesis completed in 2005 and evolved into two main Women’s Groups: “Nine muses” and “Four Seasons” which she leads in addition to her individual private practice. Currently as the clinical director of THS, Bárbara leads a team of over 20 professional practitioners in the area of Psychological services and Wellbeing consultancy. Bárbara is also founder director of THS’s Personal Development and CPD Programmes.

 

Prof. Ernesto Spinelli has gained an international reputation as one of the leading contemporary trainers and theorists of existential analysis as applied to psychology and psychotherapy as well as the related arenas of coaching and conflict mediation. He is a Fellow and Chartered Counselling Psychologist of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and an APECS accredited executive coach and coaching supervisor. In 1999, Ernesto was awarded a Personal Chair as Professor of psychotherapy, counselling and counselling psychology. In 2000, he was awarded the a BPS Division of Counselling Psychology Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Advancement of the Profession. And in 2019, Ernesto received the BPS Award for Distinguished Contribution to Practice. His book, Practising Existential Therapy: the relational world, 2nd edition (Sage, 2015) has been widely praised as a major contribution to the advancement of existential theory and practice.
Prof. Robert Romanyshyn was the first non-analyst to be elected as an Affiliate Member of The Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts based upon his scholarly contributions to Jungian psychology. A Fellow of the Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture, he co-founded in 1972 an interdisciplinary program in existential-phenomenological psychology and literature at the University of Dallas. In 1991 he moved to Pacifica Graduate Institute to create a research approach for their innovative doctoral program in clinical psychology with its emphasis on Jungian and Archetypal Psychology. On his retirement in 2015, he was elected an Emeritus Professor in that program. He has published eight books including Victor Frankenstein, the Monster and the Shadows of Technology: The Frankenstein Prophecies, Leaning Toward the Poet: Eavesdropping on the Poetry of Everyday Life, The Wounded Researcher: Research with Soul in Mind, Ways of the Heart, The Soul in Grief: Love, Death, and Transformation, and Technology as Symptom & Dream. He has also published poems, numerous articles in psychology, philosophy, education and literary journals and wrote a one act play about Frankenstein. 
ADVANCED EXISTENTIAL SUPERVISION GROUP with Prof Ernesto Spinelli
Dec 11 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

SpinelliThese Master Workshops provide the opportunity to ‘look again’ at our practise and re-view assumptions and expectations regarding being a therapist.

“Group supervision sessions seek to provide participants with a safe, yet challenging, space, to consider and address the issues that arise for them when discussing their own, or another participant’s, experience of being a therapist. They provide the opportunity to ‘look again’ at their practise and re-view their assumptions and expectations regarding being a therapist and doing therapy. Group supervision can be a valuable and enriching experience for all participants since even though the focus may be on a particular supervisee’s account, it is likely that all participants will discover broader issues and concerns that resonate with their own encounters with clients.” Prof. Ernesto Spinelli

Prof. Ernesto Spinelli has gained an international reputation as one of the leading contemporary trainers and theorists of existential therapy and, more recently, the related areas of coaching, facilitation and conflict mediation. He is a Fellow of the British Psychological Society (BPS), and a United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKPC) registered existential psychotherapist. As a Coach Ernesto is an APECS accredited executive coach and supervisor as well as a founding member of the BPS Special Group in Coaching Psychology. In 1999, he was awarded a personal chair as the BPS Counselling Psychology Division Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Advancement of the Profession. In 2019, he received the British Psychological Society Award for Distinguished Contribution to Practice. Between 1997 and 2008, he was the Academic Dean, and subsequently Senior Fellow, of the School of Psychotherapy and Counselling at Regent’s College, London. Ernesto many publications and textbooks appear on the reading lists of numerous training programmes in the UK, North America, Australia and continental Europe. In a survey of over 1000 existential therapists worldwide, Ernesto’s most recent book, Practicing Existential Therapy: The Relational World, 2nd Edition (2015) has been identified as the most influential contemporary text on existential therapeutic practice. Author of Practising Existential Psychotherapy: The Relational World 2nd ed (Sage, 2015), The Interpreted World: an introduction to phenomenological psychology, 2nd ed (Sage, 2005); Demystifying Therapy (PCCS, 2006); Tales of Un-knowing (PCCS, 2006); and The Mirror and The Hammer: challenging therapeutic orthodoxies (Sage, 2001).

All dates:  Saturdays 16 January, 27 February, 27 March, 24 April, 22 May, 26 June, 17 July, 23 October, 13 November and 11 December 2021

Afternoon option: from 2pm to 5pm

Fee: £1260 the whole year (£140 per session)

Time: Saturdays from 2pm to 5pm (UK time)

Venue: Online – Zoom

BPS award for distinguished contribution
“An internationally-recognised leader in existential therapy and coaching psychology, Professor Ernesto Spinelli developed and taught the first psychology undergraduate and PhD programmes to focus on counselling and psychotherapy research. He has contributed to a growing interest in, and professional appreciation of, existential therapeutic techniques.
Professor Spinelli publications and textbooks are standard reading for many psychotherapies and coaching training programmes around the world. His latest book, Practising Existential Therapy: The Relational World, 2nd edition (2015), was identified as the most influential contemporary text on existential therapeutic practice.” BPS

ADVANCED PHENOMENOLOGICAL SUPERVISION with Prof Robert Romanyshyn
Dec 11 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Our supervision groups draw upon the ways in which existential-phenomenology and depth psychology supplement each other and deepen our practice of psychotherapy.

Description:
These six Master Workshops explore some of the basic questions about being a psychotherapist and the practice of psychotherapy. Before psychotherapy is a profession it is a vocation and one of the primary issues for a psychotherapist is to deepen on a continuous basis one’s understanding of what has called one into this life of being a wounded healer. Beyond the necessary skills one has to learn and master, a psychotherapist has to cultivate the difficult art of learning how to listen in such a way that opens a dialogue not only between patient and therapist, but also with the other in oneself.
In this regard, group supervision is a fundamental part of a therapist’s continuing education in the art of dialogue. A group setting is an opportunity to pause and step back to hear how colleagues practice this difficult art of listening with the third ear. In addition, a group setting fosters a sense of community for this art, whose roots tap into the sense of the sacred character of encounter and the ways in which silence plays a key role in dialogue.

Dates and Time: Saturdays from 2pm to 5pm (UK time)

 22 May, 26 June, 11 Sept 23 Oct, 13 Nov & 11 Dec 2021
Fee: £756 the whole year (£140 per session)

Venue: Online

Prof. Robert Romanyshyn was the first non-analyst to be elected as an Affiliate Member of The Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts based upon his scholarly contributions to Jungian psychology. A Fellow of the Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture, he co-founded in 1972 an interdisciplinary program in existential-phenomenological psychology and literature at the University of Dallas. In 1991 he moved to Pacifica Graduate Institute to create a research approach for their innovative doctoral program in clinical psychology with its emphasis on Jungian and Archetypal Psychology. On his retirement in 2015, he was elected an Emeritus Professor in that program. He has published eight books including Victor Frankenstein, the Monster and the Shadows of Technology: The Frankenstein Prophecies, Leaning Toward the Poet: Eavesdropping on the Poetry of Everyday Life, The Wounded Researcher: Research with Soul in Mind, Ways of the Heart, The Soul in Grief: Love, Death, and Transformation, and Technology as Symptom & Dream. He has also published poems, numerous articles in psychology, philosophy, education and literary journals and wrote a one act play about Frankenstein.

Jan
15
Sat
2022
ADVANCED AFFECT-BASED SUPERVISION GROUP with Dr Manu Bazzano
Jan 15 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Manu“Supervision is not ‘management’ but open exploration. It is a soulful endeavour. At the heart of group supervision is the crucial notion of affect, the modification or variation produced in a body/mind by the interaction with other bodies/minds. Affects carry important information, and it is through being affected, that therapists and supervisors can begin to unfasten the artificial separateness of client-therapist-supervisor. That’s when the client’s experience may be more genuinely accessed. Through experiential processing of clinical material and discussion, we will explore some innovative ideas from affect theory and beyond that may enliven and enrich participants’ practice. For an introduction, please refer to this free article published in Threshold, a BACP magazine: click here. My way of working is suitable for therapists of all orientations” Dr Manu Bazzano.

Dr Manu Bazzano is an author, psychotherapist/supervisor in private practice and an internationally recognised lecturer and facilitator. His background is philosophy and rock music. He studied Eastern contemplative practices since 1980 and in 2004 was ordained in the Soto and Rinzai tradition of Zen Buddhism. Among his books: Re-Visioning Existential Therapy: (Routledge,2020) Nietzsche and Psychotherapy (Routledge, 2019); Re-visioning Person-centred Therapy (2018); Zen and Therapy: Heretical Perspectives (2017) Therapy and the Counter-tradition (2016); After Mindfulness (2014); Spectre of the Stranger: towards a Phenomenology of Hospitality (Sussex, 2012); Buddha is Dead (Sussex, 2006). Website: www.manubazzano.com

All dates:  Saturdays 15 January, 12 February, 12 March, 14 May, 11 June, 16 July, 17 September, 22 Oct,ober 12 November and 10 December 2022

Fee: £1260 the whole year (£140 per session)

Time: Saturdays from 2pm to 5pm (UK time)

Venue: Online – Zoom

Jan
22
Sat
2022
ADVANCED EXISTENTIAL SUPERVISION GROUP with Prof Ernesto Spinelli
Jan 22 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Ernesto Spinelli

These Master Workshops provide the opportunity to ‘look again’ at our practise and re-view assumptions and expectations regarding being a therapist.

“Group supervision sessions seek to provide participants with a safe, yet challenging, space, to consider and address the issues that arise for them when discussing their own, or another participant’s, experience of being a therapist. They provide the opportunity to ‘look again’ at their practise and re-view their assumptions and expectations regarding being a therapist and doing therapy. Group supervision can be a valuable and enriching experience for all participants since even though the focus may be on a particular supervisee’s account, it is likely that all participants will discover broader issues and concerns that resonate with their own encounters with clients.” Prof. Ernesto Spinelli

Prof. Ernesto Spinelli has gained an international reputation as one of the leading contemporary trainers and theorists of existential therapy and, more recently, the related areas of coaching, facilitation and conflict mediation. He is a Fellow of the British Psychological Society (BPS), and a United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKPC) registered existential psychotherapist. As a Coach Ernesto is an APECS accredited executive coach and supervisor as well as a founding member of the BPS Special Group in Coaching Psychology. In 1999, he was awarded a personal chair as the BPS Counselling Psychology Division Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Advancement of the Profession. In 2019, he received the British Psychological Society Award for Distinguished Contribution to Practice. Between 1997 and 2008, he was the Academic Dean, and subsequently Senior Fellow, of the School of Psychotherapy and Counselling at Regent’s College, London. Ernesto many publications and textbooks appear on the reading lists of numerous training programmes in the UK, North America, Australia and continental Europe. In a survey of over 1000 existential therapists worldwide, Ernesto’s most recent book, Practicing Existential Therapy: The Relational World, 2nd Edition (2015) has been identified as the most influential contemporary text on existential therapeutic practice. Author of Practising Existential Psychotherapy: The Relational World 2nd ed (Sage, 2015), The Interpreted World: an introduction to phenomenological psychology, 2nd ed (Sage, 2005); Demystifying Therapy (PCCS, 2006); Tales of Un-knowing (PCCS, 2006); and The Mirror and The Hammer: challenging therapeutic orthodoxies (Sage, 2001).

All dates:  Saturdays 22 January, 19 February, 19 March, 23 April, 21 May, 18 June, 23 July, 15 October, 19 November and 17 December 2022

Fee: £1260 the whole year (£140 per session)

Time: Saturdays from 10am to 1pm (UK time)

Venue: Online – Zoom

BPS award for distinguished contribution
“An internationally-recognised leader in existential therapy and coaching psychology, Professor Ernesto Spinelli developed and taught the first psychology undergraduate and PhD programmes to focus on counselling and psychotherapy research. He has contributed to a growing interest in, and professional appreciation of, existential therapeutic techniques.
Professor Spinelli publications and textbooks are standard reading for many psychotherapies and coaching training programmes around the world. His latest book, Practising Existential Therapy: The Relational World, 2nd edition (2015), was identified as the most influential contemporary text on existential therapeutic practice.” BPS

EXISTENTIAL DIALOGUE BETWEEN Prof E. Spinelli and Dr M. Bazzano – online
Jan 22 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

About this event

“Existential therapy is a wide ranging arena, with many perspectives and different views that also, fundamentally, share an attitude expressing a way of thinking and being with people. Representatives of the existential approach from different parts of the world have agreed to engage in an open-format discussion with me. Each of them will bring their own particular topic of interest as the focus for the discussion. From these, participants will hopefully see that existential therapy and existential thought in general cover a huge range of topics, view points and perspectives and explores these in a way that it is different, stimulating and enjoyable.” Prof Ernesto Spinelli

Therapy and the Daimonic

“Active engagement with the daimonic creates a gateway to affect, a domain beyond the narrow confines of the self and its strategies of control, challenging the existential therapist outside the comfort zone of traditional phenomenology.” Dr Manu Bazzano

About Prof Ernesto Spinelli

“An internationally-recognised leader in existential therapy and coaching psychology, Professor Ernesto Spinelli developed and taught the first psychology undergraduate and PhD programmes to focus on counselling and psychotherapy research. He has contributed to a growing interest in, and professional appreciation of, existential therapeutic techniques.

Professor Spinelli publications and textbooks are standard reading for many psychotherapies and coaching training programmes around the world. His book, Practising Existential Therapy: The Relational World, 2nd edition (2015), was identified as the most influential contemporary text on existential therapeutic practice.” BPS

About Dr Manu Bazzano

ManuDr Manu Bazzano is an author, psychotherapist/supervisor in private practice and an internationally recognised lecturer and facilitator. His background is philosophy and rock music. He studied Eastern contemplative practices since 1980 and in 2004 was ordained in the Soto and Rinzai tradition of Zen Buddhism. Among his books: Re-Visioning Existential Therapy: (Routledge,2020) Nietzsche and Psychotherapy (Routledge, 2019); Re-visioning Person-centred Therapy (2018); Zen and Therapy: Heretical Perspectives (2017) Therapy and the Counter-tradition (2016); After Mindfulness (2014); Spectre of the Stranger: towards a Phenomenology of Hospitality (Sussex, 2012); Buddha is Dead (Sussex, 2006).

(This Dialogue is part of “Existential Dialogues”. You can book each dialogue independently for £40 or the ten dialogues for £300 book here)

PROGRAMME:

Dr MANU BAZZANO “Therapy and the Daimonic” (22 January)

Dr KATERINA ZYMNIS “Diving into the Co-Created World of the Psychotherapeutic Encounter” (19 February)

Dr TODD DUBOSE “The Power of Phenomenological Openness” (19 March)

MICHAEL MONTGOMERY “Reconciling the Past” (23 April)

Dr YAQUI MARTINEZ “Challenges to Existential Therapeutic Practice”(21 May)

BÁRBARA GODOY “Brainstorming the Basis of an Existential Laboratory” (18 June)

Dr BETTY CANNON “In the Spirit of Play: Toward a Psychology of Freedom” (23 July)

Dr GREG MADISON “Is Existence the Same as Experience in Existential Therapy?” (15 October)

Dr XUEFU WANG “Zhimian: an Existential Approach as Viewed from Chinese Culture”
(19 November)

Dr KEN BRADFORD “Radical Authenticity” (17 December)

ICTEPP FOUNDATION YEAR 2022 with Prof Ernesto Spinelli, Bárbara Godoy and International Guest Speakers
Jan 22 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

We are delighted to announce the gestation of an exciting new adventure:
INTERNATIONAL CERTIFIED TRAINING in EXISTENTIAL PRACTICE for PROFESSIONALS

The modules below will count as credits towards the ICTEPP or can also be used for CPD hours

EXPERIENTIAL STUDY GROUP with Bárbara Godoy

Barbara GodoyA self-enquiry challenge for practitioners who would like to experience the meaning of the three phases of the “Therapy-World” applied to Group Process Work through the reflection on the key topics that emerged in ten Existential Dialogues between Prof Ernesto Spinelli and international guest speakers.

Experiential Study Group (includes Existential Dialogues) – £600 (max 15 Participants)
Saturdays 2pm to 5pm (UK time) SUBMIT THE ADMISSION FORM >

EXISTENTIAL DIALOGUES between Prof Ernesto Spinelli and international guest speakers:

“An internationally-recognised leader in existential therapy and coaching psychology, Professor Ernesto Spinelli developed and taught the first psychology undergraduate and PhD programmes to focus on counselling and psychotherapy research. He has contributed to a growing interest in, and professional appreciation of, existential therapeutic techniques.
Professor Spinelli publications and textbooks are standard reading for many psychotherapies and coaching training programmes around the world. His book, Practising Existential Therapy: The Relational World, 2nd edition (2015), was identified as the most influential contemporary text on existential therapeutic practice.” BPS

Existential Dialogues – £300
Saturdays 2pm to 3pm (UK time)
BOOK YOUR PLACE >

Dates:
22 Jan, 19 Feb, 19 Mar, 23 Apr, 21 May, 18 Jun, 23 Jul, 15 Oct, 19 Nov and 17 Dec 2022

Venue: Online Zoom

PROGRAMME (CLICK FOR FULL PROGRAMME):

22 January: “Therapy and the Daimonic” with Dr Manu Bazzano 

19 February: “Diving into the co-created world of the psychotherapeutic encounter” with Dr Katerina Zymnis 

19 March: “The Power of Phenomenological Openness” with Dr Todd Dubose

23 April: “Reconciling the past” with Michael Montgomery

21 May: “Challenges on Existential Therapeutic Practice” with Dr Yaqui Martinez 

18 June: “Brainstorming the basis of an Existential Laboratory” with Bárbara Godoy

23 July: “In the Spirit of Play: Toward a Psychology of Freedom” with Dr Betty Cannon

15 October: “Is Existence the same as Experience in Existential Therapy?” with Dr Greg Madison

19 November: “Zhimian: Existential Approach from a Chinese culture” with Dr Xuefu Wang

17 December “Radical Authenticity” with Dr Ken Bradford

Feb
19
Sat
2022
EXISTENTIAL DIALOGUE BETWEEN Prof E. Spinelli and Dr Katerina Zymnis
Feb 19 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Existential dialogue between Prof Spinelli and Dr Zymnis. Topic: Driving into the co-created world of the psychotherapeutic encounter

About this event
“Existential therapy is a wide ranging arena, with many perspectives and different views that also, fundamentally, share an attitude expressing a way of thinking and being with people. Representatives of the existential approach from different parts of the world have agreed to engage in an open-format discussion with me. Each of them will bring their own particular topic of interest as the focus for the discussion. From these, participants will hopefully see that existential therapy and existential thought in general cover a huge range of topics, view points and perspectives and explores these in a way that it is different, stimulating and enjoyable.” Prof Ernesto Spinelli

Diving into the co-created world of the psychotherapeutic encounter
“A recent study has explored the presence of helping factors that take place in psychotherapy from the client’s perspective. More precisely, it explores client individual changes and therapeutic interventions from the client’s point of view. It examined 10 semi-structured interviews held with clients that had completed successfully psychotherapy based on various approaches. Findings underscore the importance of the co-construction of a therapeutic world of new possibilities and different choices for the client, the co-creation of a safe and trustworthy environment, the human integrity, the professional and accepting stance of the therapist, the client’s intentionality for change and hard work, and a solid therapist and client working alliance as necessary conditions for successful psychotherapy. In this existential dialogue there will be an opportunity to reflect on the factors that develop within this co-created psychotherapeutic world and discuss the challenges that both therapist and client face in the process.” Dr Katerina Zymnis

About Prof Ernesto Spinelli
“An internationally-recognised leader in existential therapy and coaching psychology, Professor Ernesto Spinelli developed and taught the first psychology undergraduate and PhD programmes to focus on counselling and psychotherapy research. He has contributed to a growing interest in, and professional appreciation of, existential therapeutic techniques.
Professor Spinelli publications and textbooks are standard reading for many psychotherapies and coaching training programmes around the world. His book, Practising Existential Therapy: The Relational World, 2nd edition (2015), was identified as the most influential contemporary text on existential therapeutic practice.” BPS

About Dr Katerina Zymnis Georgalos

Katerina Zymnis Georgalos is a founding member, co-director, trainer and supervisor at the Hellenic Association for Existential Psychology, gignesthai. She was born and grew up in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She has lived in Athens, Greece, since 1980. Katerina works as a psychotherapist with individuals, families and groups and as a trainer and supervisor at gignesthai. She is a consultant in private multinational companies offering seminars and workshops in personal and group development. Katerina is invited to teach at post graduate programs at Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences and at the University of Thessalia. She is a founding member and trainer at The Hellenic Society for Positive Psychology. Her area of interest in research is the process and outcome of psychotherapy as well as the use of qualitative methods of data analysis. Her doctoral thesis is a research project that focuses on the helpfulness of psychotherapy and the factors that are conducive to change as viewed by clients. She has contributed with her writing in several books and articles related to existential therapy and psychotherapy process and outcome. Katerina is a European Certified Psychotherapist (ECP), and an active member of HELASYTH (Hellenic Association for Systemic Therapy) and EFTA (European Association for Family Therapy). She is a member of the board of FETE (Federation for Existential Therapy in Europe). Chair of the FETE organizing committee of the 2nd European Existential Therapy Conference in Athens (2020). Co-chair of the organizing committee of the 3rd World Existential Therapy Congress to be held in Athens (2023).

(This Dialogue is part of “Existential Dialogues”. You can book each dialogue independently for £40 or the ten dialogues for £300 book here)

PROGRAMME:
Dr MANU BAZZANO “Therapy and the Daimonic” (22 January)
Dr KATERINA ZYMNIS “Diving into the Co-Created World of the Psychotherapeutic Encounter” (19 February)
Dr TODD DUBOSE “The Power of Phenomenological Openness” (19 March)
MICHAEL MONTGOMERY “Reconciling the Past” (23 April)
Dr YAQUI MARTINEZ “Challenges to Existential Therapeutic Practice” (21 May)
BÁRBARA GODOY “Brainstorming the Basis of an Existential Laboratory” (18 June)
Dr BETTY CANNON “In the Spirit of Play: Toward a Psychology of Freedom” (23 July)
Dr GREG MADISON “Is Existence the Same as Experience in Existential Therapy?” (15 October)
Dr XUEFU WANG “Zhimian: an Existential Approach as Viewed from Chinese Culture”
(19 November)
Dr KEN BRADFORD “Radical Authenticity” (17 December)

Mar
19
Sat
2022
EXISTENTIAL DIALOGUE BETWEEN Prof E. Spinelli and Dr Todd Dubose
Mar 19 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Existential dialogue between Prof Ernesto Spinelli and Dr Todd Dubose. Topic: The Power of Phenomenological Openness
About this event

“Existential therapy is a wide ranging arena, with many perspectives and different views that also, fundamentally, share an attitude expressing a way of thinking and being with people. Representatives of the existential approach from different parts of the world have agreed to engage in an open-format discussion with me. Each of them will bring their own particular topic of interest as the focus for the discussion. From these, participants will hopefully see that existential therapy and existential thought in general cover a huge range of topics, view points and perspectives and explores these in a way that it is different, stimulating and enjoyable.” Prof Ernesto Spinelli

The Power of Phenomenological Openness
“The question is where the therapeutic process takes us. I think nobody in the therapy is in charge of this process. The process invites us to follow it and we accompany somebody through that. But I don’t think many therapists do this at the moment, Lately, therapy is engineering and the hope is that existential tradition can offer something different.” Dr Todd Dubose

About Prof Ernesto Spinelli
“An internationally-recognised leader in existential therapy and coaching psychology, Professor Ernesto Spinelli developed and taught the first psychology undergraduate and PhD programmes to focus on counselling and psychotherapy research. He has contributed to a growing interest in, and professional appreciation of, existential therapeutic techniques.
Professor Spinelli publications and textbooks are standard reading for many psychotherapies and coaching training programmes around the world. His book, Practising Existential Therapy: The Relational World, 2nd edition (2015), was identified as the most influential contemporary text on existential therapeutic practice.” BPS

About Dr. Todd Dubose
Dr Todd DuBose is a world renowned, Distinguished Full Professor at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, where for the past 15 years he has taught philosophical foundations and practices of human science psychology and has been the coordinator for the existential-hermeneutical-phenomenological orientation for therapeutic care. He is also a licensed psychologist in private practice, was a former chaplain at the famed Bellevue Hospital in New York City, and has 33 years of experience in therapeutic care, supervision, teaching, consulting, advising and scholarship. He holds degrees in continental and comparative philosophy of religion and existential-hermeneutical-phenomenological human science clinical psychology and integrates these approaches in caring for experiences of the impossible (no way out, boundary or limit situations), and extreme experiences (such as psychosis, nihilism, suicidal and homicidal ideation, violence, traumatic loss, existential crises of meaning, and paranormal or anomalous experiences). As a public scholar and engaged practitioner, his advocacy work critiques how implicit biases and ideologies embedded in taken-for-granted standards of care can harm others in the name of care. He was one of the co-founders of the American Association for Existential Analysis, which has been transformed into the newly formed American Institute for Daseinsanalysis under new leadership. He is the founder of The Khora Institute, which focuses on caring for people who get left out or subjugated by hegemonic practices of institutional care, hoping through consultation and training to expand more humane ways of caring for soul in a postmodern world. He has most recently published on hope and existential survival in the COVID-19 pandemic, and has also recently written a short dialogue with Miles Groth, edited by Loray Daws, called Dialogues on the Soul of Existential Therapy, published by the Society for Existential Analysis.

(This Dialogue is part of “Existential Dialogues”. You can book each dialogue independently for £40 or the ten dialogues for £300 book here)

PROGRAMME:
Dr MANU BAZZANO “Therapy and the Daimonic” (22 January)
Dr KATERINA ZYMNIS “Diving into the Co-Created World of the Psychotherapeutic Encounter” (19 February)
Dr TODD DUBOSE “The Power of Phenomenological Openness” (19 March)
MICHAEL MONTGOMERY “Reconciling the Past” (23 April)
Dr YAQUI MARTINEZ “Challenges to Existential Therapeutic Practice” (21 May)
BÁRBARA GODOY “Brainstorming the Basis of an Existential Laboratory” (18 June)
Dr BETTY CANNON “In the Spirit of Play: Toward a Psychology of Freedom” (23 July)
Dr GREG MADISON “Is Existence the Same as Experience in Existential Therapy?” (15 October)
Dr XUEFU WANG “Zhimian: an Existential Approach as Viewed from Chinese Culture”
(19 November)
Dr KEN BRADFORD “Radical Authenticity” (17 December)

Apr
23
Sat
2022
EXISTENTIAL DIALOGUE BETWEEN Prof E. Spinelli and Michael Montgomery
Apr 23 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Existential dialogue between Prof Ernesto Spinelli and Michael Montgomery. Topic: Reconciling the Past

About this event
“Existential therapy is a wide ranging arena, with many perspectives and different views that also, fundamentally, share an attitude expressing a way of thinking and being with people. Representatives of the existential approach from different parts of the world have agreed to engage in an open-format discussion with me. Each of them will bring their own particular topic of interest as the focus for the discussion. From these, participants will hopefully see that existential therapy and existential thought in general cover a huge range of topics, view points and perspectives and explores these in a way that it is different, stimulating and enjoyable.” Prof Ernesto Spinelli

Reconciling the Past
“Freud once suggested that psychoanalysis’s motto was ‘What have they done to you, poor child?’, such was his anguish over actual childhood abuse. Over the years existential–phenomenological thinking has had an ever-increasing influence on my practice, even over more psychoanalytic ways of working. However, when working with clients I cannot ignore the past. Contemporary psychoanalytic thinking still holds much value for me in making sense of the impact of trauma. In society we appear to be experiencing the tragic and unfolding consequences of not adequately addressing past injustices and inequality. Given the profusion of research on the impact of past trauma on the present, where is existential thinking today in terms of reconciling the past?” Michael Montgomery

About Prof Ernesto Spinelli
“An internationally-recognised leader in existential therapy and coaching psychology, Professor Ernesto Spinelli developed and taught the first psychology undergraduate and PhD programmes to focus on counselling and psychotherapy research. He has contributed to a growing interest in, and professional appreciation of, existential therapeutic techniques.
Professor Spinelli publications and textbooks are standard reading for many psychotherapies and coaching training programmes around the world. His book, Practising Existential Therapy: The Relational World, 2nd edition (2015), was identified as the most influential contemporary text on existential therapeutic practice.” BPS

About Michael Montgomery
Michael R. Montgomery is an international psychotherapist, clinical psychiatric social worker, published researcher, and regular contributor to the Society for Existential Analysis through their publications and annual conference. He has lived, worked, and researched in the UK, Malaysia, Germany and now in America. He is widely experienced within a spectrum of demanding psychosocial settings. Originally from Belfast, Northern ireland his work and message is very much informed by his experiences, past and present, of growing up during a violent armed conflict. He specialises in complex trauma and conflict resolution. His doctoral research generated a contemporary theory of the clinician’s use of silence.
(This Dialogue is part of “Existential Dialogues”. You can book each dialogue independently for £40 or the ten dialogues for £300 book here)

PROGRAMME:
Dr MANU BAZZANO “Therapy and the Daimonic” (22 January)
Dr KATERINA ZYMNIS “Diving into the Co-Created World of the Psychotherapeutic Encounter” (19 February)
Dr TODD DUBOSE “The Power of Phenomenological Openness” (19 March)
MICHAEL MONTGOMERY “Reconciling the Past” (23 April)
Dr YAQUI MARTINEZ “Challenges to Existential Therapeutic Practice” (21 May)
BÁRBARA GODOY “Brainstorming the Basis of an Existential Laboratory” (18 June)
Dr BETTY CANNON “In the Spirit of Play; Toward a Psychology of Freedom” (23 July)
Dr GREG MADISON “Is Existence the Same as Experience in Existential Therapy?” (15 October)
Dr XUEFU WANG “Zhimian: an Existential Approach as Viewed from Chinese Culture”
(19 November)
Dr KEN BRADFORD “Radical Authenticity” (17 December)

May
21
Sat
2022
EXISTENTIAL DIALOGUE BETWEEN Prof Ernesto Spinelli and Dr Yaqui Martinez
May 21 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Existential dialogue between Prof Ernesto Spinelli and Dr Yaqui Martinez. Topic: Challenges to Existential Therapeutic Practice

About this event
“Existential therapy is a wide ranging arena, with many perspectives and different views that also, fundamentally, share an attitude expressing a way of thinking and being with people. Representatives of the existential approach from different parts of the world have agreed to engage in an open-format discussion with me. Each of them will bring their own particular topic of interest as the focus for the discussion. From these, participants will hopefully see that existential therapy and existential thought in general cover a huge range of topics, view points and perspectives and explores these in a way that it is different, stimulating and enjoyable.” Prof Ernesto Spinelli

Challenges to Existential Therapeutic Practice
“There are different levels of challenges in therapeutic practice from an Existential and Phenomenological perspective: a) at a personal level.- with our own struggles to embrace the Existential-Phenomenological worldview; b) with our clients and the therapeutic relationship.- with their needs and our need to be a “good therapist”; c) with colleagues and the wider field of psychotherapy – because there are different perspectives about what is “good practice” ;and d) with culture and current society – with their expectations and way to understand what therapy is.” Dr Yaqui Martinez

About Prof Ernesto Spinelli

“An internationally-recognised leader in existential therapy and coaching psychology, Professor Ernesto Spinelli developed and taught the first psychology undergraduate and PhD programmes to focus on counselling and psychotherapy research. He has contributed to a growing interest in, and professional appreciation of, existential therapeutic techniques.
Professor Spinelli publications and textbooks are standard reading for many psychotherapies and coaching training programmes around the world. His book, Practising Existential Therapy: The Relational World, 2nd edition (2015), was identified as the most influential contemporary text on existential therapeutic practice.” BPS

About Dr. Yaqui Martinez

Dr Yaqui Andrés Martínez Robles is a psychologist with PsyD in Psychotherapy. He has specialities in Gestalt Therapy, Music Therapy, Transpersonal Psychology, Narrative and postmodern therapies and Social Constructionism. He is author of four books focused on the existential perspective. Yaqui is the founder of the Circle of Studies in Existential Therapy, in Mexico City. He teaches existential-phenomenological psychology and therapy in Mexico and different countries of South America. He is the current president of the Latin American Association of Existential Psychotherapy. He works in private practice as an existential-phenomenological therapist and coach.

(This Dialogue is part of “Existential Dialogues”. You can book each dialogue independently for £40 or the ten dialogues for £300 book here)

PROGRAMME:
Dr MANU BAZZANO “Therapy and the Daimonic” (22 January)
Dr KATERINA ZYMNIS “Diving into the Co-Created World of the Psychotherapeutic Encounter” (19 February)
Dr TODD DUBOSE “The Power of Phenomenological Openness” (19 March)
MICHAEL MONTGOMERY “Reconciling the Past” (23 April)
Dr YAQUI MARTINEZ “Challenges to Existential Therapeutic Practice” (21 May)
BÁRBARA GODOY “Brainstorming the Basis of an Existential Laboratory” (18 June)
Dr BETTY CANNON “In the Spirit of Play; Toward a Psychology of Freedom” (23 July)
Dr GREG MADISON “Is Existence the Same as Experience in Existential Therapy?” (15 October)
Dr XUEFU WANG “Zhimian: an Existential Approach as Viewed from Chinese Culture”
(19 November)
Dr KEN BRADFORD “Radical Authenticity” (17 December)

Jun
18
Sat
2022
EXISTENTIAL DIALOGUE between Prof E. Spinelli and Bárbara Godoy – online
Jun 18 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Existential dialogue between Prof Ernesto Spinelli and Bárbara Godoy. Topic: Challenges to Existential Therapeutic Practice

About this event
“Existential therapy is a wide ranging arena, with many perspectives and different views that also, fundamentally, share an attitude expressing a way of thinking and being with people. Representatives of the existential approach from different parts of the world have agreed to engage in an open-format discussion with me. Each of them will bring their own particular topic of interest as the focus for the discussion. From these, participants will hopefully see that existential therapy and existential thought in general cover a huge range of topics, view points and perspectives and explores these in a way that it is different, stimulating and enjoyable.” Prof Ernesto Spinelli

Brainstorming the Basis of an Existential Laboratory
“What is the most conducive environment to train Existential Therapists? There is an obvious gap between our emphasis on the importance of experience and the courses on offer. Training courses are confined, defined and defeated by government regulations, biased statutory prejudices and the inhibition of trainers whose theoretical preparation has seldom be matched with an adequate systematic and committed practice. We have to ask ourselves what level of “Existential fitness” might be required to practice this radical art? There is no lack of methodologies for such a task only a shortage of courageous education.” Bárbara Godoy

About Prof Ernesto Spinelli
“An internationally-recognised leader in existential therapy and coaching psychology, Professor Ernesto Spinelli developed and taught the first psychology undergraduate and PhD programmes to focus on counselling and psychotherapy research. He has contributed to a growing interest in, and professional appreciation of, existential therapeutic techniques.
Professor Spinelli publications and textbooks are standard reading for many psychotherapies and coaching training programmes around the world. His book, Practising Existential Therapy: The Relational World, 2nd edition (2015), was identified as the most influential contemporary text on existential therapeutic practice.” BPS

About Bårbara Godoy
Barbara GodoyBárbara Godoy M.A., Adv. Dip. Exi. Psy, UKCP accredited Psychotherapist and Supervisor, MBACP and SEA – Director of Therapy Harley Street. Bárbara’s academic experience in London since 2008 includes lecturing and researching on the theory and practice of Phenomenological Existential Therapy on Doctorate, MA and professional courses at the School of Psychotherapy and Counselling Psychology, Regent’s University and the New School of Psychotherapy and Counselling directed by Emmy van Deurzen. Bárbara has facilitated therapeutic Group Work internationally since 1997. The question about the meaning of Being-Woman was the topic of her thesis completed in 2005 and evolved into two main Women’s Groups: “Nine muses” and “Four Seasons” which she leads in addition to her individual private practice. Currently as the clinical director of THS, Bárbara leads a team of over 20 professional practitioners in the area of Psychological services and Wellbeing consultancy. Bárbara is also founder director of THS’s Personal Development and CPD Programmes.
(This Dialogue is part of “Existential Dialogues”. You can book each dialogue independently for £40 or the ten dialogues for £300 book here)

PROGRAMME:
Dr MANU BAZZANO “Therapy and the Daimonic” (22 January)
Dr KATERINA ZYMNIS “Diving into the Co-Created World of the Psychotherapeutic Encounter” (19 February)
Dr TODD DUBOSE “The Power of Phenomenological Openness” (19 March)
MICHAEL MONTGOMERY “Reconciling the Past” (23 April)
Dr YAQUI MARTINEZ “Challenges to Existential Therapeutic Practice” (21 May)
BÁRBARA GODOY “Brainstorming the Basis of an Existential Laboratory” (18 June)
Dr BETTY CANNON “In the Spirit of Play; Toward a Psychology of Freedom” (23 July)
Dr GREG MADISON “Is Existence the Same as Experience in Existential Therapy?” (15 October)
Dr XUEFU WANG “Zhimian: an Existential Approach as Viewed from Chinese Culture”
(19 November)
Dr KEN BRADFORD “Radical Authenticity” (17 December)

Jul
23
Sat
2022
EXISTENTIAL DIALOGUE between Prof E. Spinelli and Dr Betty Cannon – online
Jul 23 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Existential dialogue between Prof Ernesto Spinelli and Dr Betty Cannon. Topic: In the Spirit of Play; Toward a Psychology of Freedom

“Existential therapy is a wide ranging arena, with many perspectives and different views that also, fundamentally, share an attitude expressing a way of thinking and being with people. Representatives of the existential approach from different parts of the world have agreed to engage in an open-format discussion with me. Each of them will bring their own particular topic of interest as the focus for the discussion. From these, participants will hopefully see that existential therapy and existential thought in general cover a huge range of topics, view points and perspectives and explores these in a way that it is different, stimulating and enjoyable.” Prof Ernesto Spinelli

In the Spirit of Play; Toward a Psychology of Freedom

“We will discuss British psychoanalyst D.W. Winnicott’s well-known statement, ‘Psychotherapy has to do with two people playing together,’ in the light of Jean-Paul Sartre’s philosophy of freedom. I have suggested elsewhere that when we let go of the spirit of seriousness, what we may hope to put in its place is an attitude that I like to call the ‘spirit of play’. It is a life stance in which we embrace our own and each other’s freedom. I’d like to discuss: What does playful psychotherapy look like? What kinds of interventions might we use? And how might it differ from more ‘serious’ approaches? How is it likely to be experienced, and where is it likely to end up? And what does it mean for therapist and client to ‘play together’? I wonder if this idea of psychotherapy as play has something in common with Ernesto’s contention that the therapist ought to adopt the role of the ‘fool’ and to approach therapy from an attitude of ‘un-knowing’ or letting go of preconceptions (in so far as this is possible) in order to approach with fresh eyes the experiential world of this particular client. I look forward to a playful dialogue about all this.” Dr Betty Cannon

About Prof Ernesto Spinelli

“An internationally-recognised leader in existential therapy and coaching psychology, Professor Ernesto Spinelli developed and taught the first psychology undergraduate and PhD programmes to focus on counselling and psychotherapy research. He has contributed to a growing interest in, and professional appreciation of, existential therapeutic techniques.

Professor Spinelli publications and textbooks are standard reading for many psychotherapies and coaching training programmes around the world. His book, Practising Existential Therapy: The Relational World, 2nd edition (2015), was identified as the most influential contemporary text on existential therapeutic practice.” BPS

About Dr. Betty Cannon

Betty Cannon, PhD, is a licensed psychologist who has practiced and taught in Boulder, Colorado, for over 40 years. She is Professor Emerita of the Colorado School of Mines, Senior Adjunct Professor at Naropa University, and the founder of the Boulder Psychotherapy Institute, which has trained mental health professionals in Applied Existential Psychotherapy since 1989. AEP is an existential-psychodynamic approach (founded by Betty) that also has roots in Gestalt therapy, humanistic psychology (especially the person-centered therapy of Carl Rogers), and body-oriented psychotherapy. Betty is a member of the editorial boards of three international journals: Existential Analysis, Sartre Studies International, and Review of Existential Psychology and Psychiatry. She is the author of Sartre and Psychoanalysis and numerous articles and chapters on existential therapy. Her mentor was Hazel E. Barnes, who translated Sartre into English and who was the world’s foremost Sartre scholar until her death in 2008. Betty is her literary executor, and her book on Sartre is dedicated to Hazel. The title of the present dialogue is inspired by a book Betty is currently writing: In the Spirit of Play: Applied Existential Psychotherapy

(This Dialogue is part of “Existential Dialogues”. You can book each dialogue independently for £40 or the ten dialogues for £300 book here)

PROGRAMME:

Dr MANU BAZZANO Therapy and the Daimonic” (22 January)

Dr KATERINA ZYMNIS “Diving into the Co-Created World of the Psychotherapeutic Encounter” (19 February)

Dr TODD DUBOSE “The Power of Phenomenological Openness” (19 March)

MICHAEL MONTGOMERY “Reconciling the Past” (23 April)

Dr YAQUI MARTINEZ “Challenges to Existential Therapeutic Practice” (21 May)

BÁRBARA GODOY “Brainstorming the Basis of an Existential Laboratory” (18 June)

Dr BETTY CANNON “In the Spirit of Play; Toward a Psychology of Freedom” (23 July)

Dr GREG MADISON “Is Existence the Same as Experience in Existential Therapy?” (15 October)

Dr XUEFU WANG “Zhimian: an Existential Approach as Viewed from Chinese Culture”(19 November)

Dr KEN BRADFORD “Radical Authenticity” (17 December)

Oct
15
Sat
2022
EXISTENTIAL DIALOGUE between Prof E. Spinelli and Dr Greg Madison – online
Oct 15 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Existential dialogue between Prof Ernesto Spinelli and Dr Greg Madison. Topic: Is Existence the Same as Experience in Existential Therapy?

About this event
“Existential therapy is a wide ranging arena, with many perspectives and different views that also, fundamentally, share an attitude expressing a way of thinking and being with people. Representatives of the existential approach from different parts of the world have agreed to engage in an open-format discussion with me. Each of them will bring their own particular topic of interest as the focus for the discussion. From these, participants will hopefully see that existential therapy and existential thought in general cover a huge range of topics, view points and perspectives and explores these in a way that it is different, stimulating and enjoyable.” Prof Ernesto Spinelli

Is Existence the Same as Experience in Existential Therapy?
“I would like to discuss the experiential dimension of Existential Therapy with reference to the practice of Focusing and the work of Eugene Gendlin. It will consist of an open and spontaneous exploration of what actually happens in therapy, what actually is ’the therapeutic relationship’, what is the role of existential philosophy in practice (if anything)? How can philosophy or theory inform our interactions with clients without the therapy becoming abstract and conceptual, remaining mostly at the cognitive level? Fundamentally, we will question whether all aspects of human existence are already ‘in’ our experience and if so, can we then say that experience equates to existence and therefore all existential therapists should be primarily experiential?” Dr. Greg Madison

About Prof Ernesto Spinelli
“An internationally-recognised leader in existential therapy and coaching psychology, Professor Ernesto Spinelli developed and taught the first psychology undergraduate and PhD programmes to focus on counselling and psychotherapy research. He has contributed to a growing interest in, and professional appreciation of, existential therapeutic techniques.

Professor Spinelli publications and textbooks are standard reading for many psychotherapies and coaching training programmes around the world. His book, Practising Existential Therapy: The Relational World, 2nd edition (2015), was identified as the most influential contemporary text on existential therapeutic practice.” BPS

About Dr. Greg Madison
Dr. Greg Madison is a Chartered Psychologist and Associate Fellow of the BPS and Registered existential Psychotherapist (UKCP/EAP). He regularly lectures internationally and teaches workshops in the UK while maintaining a limited private practice online. Greg’s academic studies in psychology began in 1979, when he first learned about the work of the existential philosopher Eugene Gendlin, and he has been practicing as a psychotherapist and Focusing teacher now for over thirty years. He wrote a small book called ‘The End of Belonging’, exploring the concept of “existential migration” and has edited two books on Focusing Oriented Psychotherapy as well as co-edited a text on Existential Therapy. Having been exposed to many psychological theories and most of the various models of psychotherapy, Greg maintains a sceptical perspective regarding our current ‘knowledge’ about psychology, claims about the meaning of life, and scientific beliefs that explain existence and human functioning. Greg believes that it is crucial that we remain as open as possible to the complexity of human existence: each person teaches us something universal and also something unique about the everyday dilemmas of being human and the unanswered deeper questions of our place in the universe. In his work, Greg Madison emphasises what a person concretely experiences moment-by-moment and how in existential work it is our experience that continues to unfold and enrich our understanding of ‘self’ as living process.

(This Dialogue is part of “Existential Dialogues”. You can book each dialogue independently for £40 or the ten dialogues for £300 book here)

PROGRAMME:
Dr MANU BAZZANO “Therapy and the Daimonic” (22 January)
Dr KATERINA ZYMNIS “Diving into the Co-Created World of the Psychotherapeutic Encounter” (19 February)
Dr TODD DUBOSE “The Power of Phenomenological Openness” (19 March)
MICHAEL MONTGOMERY “Reconciling the Past” (23 April)
Dr YAQUI MARTINEZ “Challenges to Existential Therapeutic Practice” (21 May)
BÁRBARA GODOY “Brainstorming the Basis of an Existential Laboratory” (18 June)
Dr BETTY CANNON “In the Spirit of Play; Toward a Psychology of Freedom” (23 July)
Dr GREG MADISON “Is Existence the Same as Experience in Existential Therapy?” (15 October)
Dr XUEFU WANG “Zhimian: an Existential Approach as Viewed from Chinese Culture”
(19 November)
Dr KEN BRADFORD “Radical Authenticity” (17 December)

Nov
19
Sat
2022
EXISTENTIAL DIALOGUE between Prof E. Spinelli and Dr Wuefu Wang – online
Nov 19 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
EXISTENTIAL DIALOGUE between Prof E. Spinelli and Dr Wuefu Wang – online @ Online (Zoom)

Existential dialogue between Prof Ernesto Spinelli and Dr Xuefu Wang. Topic: Zhimian: an Existential Approach as Viewed from Chinese Culture

About this event
“Existential therapy is a wide ranging arena, with many perspectives and different views that also, fundamentally, share an attitude expressing a way of thinking and being with people. Representatives of the existential approach from different parts of the world have agreed to engage in an open-format discussion with me. Each of them will bring their own particular topic of interest as the focus for the discussion. From these, participants will hopefully see that existential therapy and existential thought in general cover a huge range of topics, view points and perspectives and explores these in a way that it is different, stimulating and enjoyable.” Prof Ernesto Spinelli

Zhimian: an Existential Approach as Viewed from Chinese Culture
“When we talk about existential therapy we can not ignore the impact and meaning of culture. In our dialogue, I will try to explore with Ernesto those socio-cultural influences that shape people at the level of personality and general mental wellbeing.” Dr Xuefu Wang

About Prof Ernesto Spinelli
“An internationally-recognised leader in existential therapy and coaching psychology, Professor Ernesto Spinelli developed and taught the first psychology undergraduate and PhD programmes to focus on counselling and psychotherapy research. He has contributed to a growing interest in, and professional appreciation of, existential therapeutic techniques.
Professor Spinelli publications and textbooks are standard reading for many psychotherapies and coaching training programmes around the world. His book, Practising Existential Therapy: The Relational World, 2nd edition (2015), was identified as the most influential contemporary text on existential therapeutic practice.” BPS

About Dr. Xuefu Wang
Xuefu Wang, PhD,obtained degrees in the fields of theology, literature, psychology and pastoral counseling. Xuefu is the founder, as well as the Executive Director, of the ZhiMian Institute for Psychotherapy in Nanjing, China. He has taught at universities, seminaries, and psychological institutions and is an active promoter as well as a pioneering practitioner of psychotherapy in the Mainland of China. Dr. Wang developed an indigenous Chinese approach called “ZhiMian Therapy” out of his experience of psychological practice and inspiration drawn from the modern Chinese thinker and writer Lu Xun. The approach of ZhiMian resonates deeply with Western existential-humanistic psychology. Dr. Wang is also academically connected with various international institutions. He is a Visiting Scholar at Fuller Seminary Graduate School of Psychology. He is an editorial board member of several American journals, including The Journal of Humanistic Psychology. In recent years, Dr. Wang has been working with American existential psychologists to promote East-West dialogue in the field of existential psychology. He has published numerous articles as well as authored 8 books. In 2013, Dr. Wang received the Charlotte and Karl Budler Award of the Society of Humanistic Psychology of the American Psychological Association.

(This Dialogue is part of “Existential Dialogues”. You can book each dialogue independently for £40 or the ten dialogues for £300 book here)

PROGRAMME:
Dr MANU BAZZANO “Therapy and the Daimonic” (22 January)
Dr KATERINA ZYMNIS “Diving into the Co-Created World of the Psychotherapeutic Encounter” (19 February)
Dr TODD DUBOSE “The Power of Phenomenological Openness” (19 March)
MICHAEL MONTGOMERY “Reconciling the Past” (23 April)
Dr YAQUI MARTINEZ “Challenges to Existential Therapeutic Practice” (21 May)
BÁRBARA GODOY “Brainstorming the Basis of an Existential Laboratory” (18 June)
Dr BETTY CANNON “In the Spirit of Play; Toward a Psychology of Freedom” (23 July)
Dr GREG MADISON “Is Existence the Same as Experience in Existential Therapy?” (15 October)
Dr XUEFU WANG “Zhimian: an Existential Approach as Viewed from Chinese Culture”
(19 November)
Dr KEN BRADFORD “Radical Authenticity” (17 December)

Dec
17
Sat
2022
EXISTENTIAL DIALOGUE between Prof E. Spinelli and Dr Ken Bradford – online
Dec 17 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
EXISTENTIAL DIALOGUE between Prof E. Spinelli and Dr Ken Bradford – online @ Online (Zoom)

Existential dialogue between Prof Ernesto Spinelli and Dr Ken Bradford. Topic: Radical Authenticity

About this event
“Existential therapy is a wide ranging arena, with many perspectives and different views that also, fundamentally, share an attitude expressing a way of thinking and being with people. Representatives of the existential approach from different parts of the world have agreed to engage in an open-format discussion with me. Each of them will bring their own particular topic of interest as the focus for the discussion. From these, participants will hopefully see that existential therapy and existential thought in general cover a huge range of topics, view points and perspectives and explores these in a way that it is different, stimulating and enjoyable.” Prof Ernesto Spinelli

Radical Authenticity
“General Existential thought recognises inauthenticity as the all too human compulsion to manage anxieties by living someone else’s life – as a theyself – rather than our own. Psychological authenticity is won by daring to live our own life through accepting our true desires and aversions. On this basis, radical Existential and Buddhist psychology recognise that a more profound authentic presence is possible. They observe there is a more basic – quite normal and innocent – split in human consciousness that divides perceived objects and others “out there” from a perceiving subject “in here.” This underlying predicament is the famous object-subject split that dominates our mind by confusing our objectivizing projections for reality as it is. Pitting self against other, us against them, conscious reason against unconscious compulsion, the everyday divided mind (self) oscillates between moments of self-infatuation and self-hatred. Everyday dualistic vision reifies the flux of experience to the extent that we identify our self as a being separate from being as such. This makes for an ontological inauthenticity that – everyday – affects our psychological well-being. The compulsive striving to defend and promote ourself as a self-grounded entity severs us from the ground and innate well-being of a more radical undivided authenticity.” Dr Ken Bradford

About Prof Ernesto Spinelli
“An internationally-recognised leader in existential therapy and coaching psychology, Professor Ernesto Spinelli developed and taught the first psychology undergraduate and PhD programmes to focus on counselling and psychotherapy research. He has contributed to a growing interest in, and professional appreciation of, existential therapeutic techniques.

Professor Spinelli publications and textbooks are standard reading for many psychotherapies and coaching training programmes around the world. His book, Practising Existential Therapy: The Relational World, 2nd edition (2015), was identified as the most influential contemporary text on existential therapeutic practice.” BPS

About Dr. Ken Bradford
Dr Ken Bradford, PhD is a Clinical Psychologist, teacher, author and contemplative yogin integrating Buddhist and radical Existential thought and practice. On this basis, he developed an ontologically-keyed practice of Contemplative-Existential Therapy, which he formerly taught and practiced in the San Francisco Bay area, including as an Adjunct Professor at John F. Kennedy University and the California Institute of Integral Studies. His publications include numerous peer-reviewed journal articles, most recently on ‘Radical Authenticity’; ‘Non-self Psychology’; and ‘Drawing from a Deeper Well: Contemplative Asian Sources of Radical Existential Thought’. His books include, The I of the Other: Mindfulness-Based Diagnosis & the Question of Sanity; Listening from the Heart of Silence: Nondual Wisdom and Psychotherapy, Vol. 2 (with John Prendergast); and Opening Yourself: The Psychology and Yoga of Self-liberation (currently in press).

(This Dialogue is part of “Existential Dialogues”. You can book each dialogue independently for £40 or the ten dialogues for £300 book here)

PROGRAMME:
Dr MANU BAZZANO “Therapy and the Daimonic” (22 January)
Dr KATERINA ZYMNIS “Diving into the Co-Created World of the Psychotherapeutic Encounter” (19 February)
Dr TODD DUBOSE “The Power of Phenomenological Openness” (19 March)
MICHAEL MONTGOMERY “Reconciling the Past” (23 April)
Dr YAQUI MARTINEZ “Challenges to Existential Therapeutic Practice” (21 May)
BÁRBARA GODOY “Brainstorming the Basis of an Existential Laboratory” (18 June)
Dr BETTY CANNON “In the Spirit of Play; Toward a Psychology of Freedom” (23 July)
Dr GREG MADISON “Is Existence the Same as Experience in Existential Therapy?” (15 October)
Dr XUEFU WANG “Zhimian: an Existential Approach as Viewed from Chinese Culture”
(19 November)
Dr KEN BRADFORD “Radical Authenticity” (17 December)

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