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Lecture: Culture and Ethics in Psychotherapy by Paul Gurney

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'Shadows of our Forgotten Ancestors: history, culture and ethics in psychotherapy'

How do we attend to socio-political and cultural issues in our clinical practice? And in the training of counsellors and psychotherapists? For the white therapist working in a multi-cultural environment, what is our responsibility to a diverse client group? And how do we understand our whiteness? For all of us, what is our relationship to our own personal and world history?

The session will comprise elements of a presentation, group discussion, experiential exploration and free association to visual stimulus.

Paul Gurney has been in clinical practice since 1987. He trained in counselling at Goldsmith’s College, qualifying in 1991, and then in psychoanalytical psychotherapy at the Philadelphia Association, qualifying in 1998. Between 1995 and 2014 he worked in the NHS in south London as a counsellor, psychotherapist and supervisor. Since 1994 he has been teaching on various counselling and psychotherapy trainings. He currently works in private practice in south London.

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