All practitioners have a professional and personal identity, whether this is stated or not. This is also the case with regard to their underlying philosophy of practice. Inspired by Carl Rogers’ statement that it is better to make such “underlying value statements explicit”, and the requirement of at least one certification examination that candidates can describe their own ideological beliefs and relate them to the philosophical assumptions of the approach, this workshop will facilitate participants to be able to do this. Keith has a long interest in philosophy and in helping practitioners to “own” their own ideas and practice. This workshop will consider:

• Participants’ personal philosophy, and its impact on their work.
• The influence of family, society, and culture on personal philosophy.
• Personal, social and cultural influences on free thinking and expression.
• A model of the relationship between practice, philosophy, and theory.

The workshop will comprise teaching, small group work, demonstrations, and large and small group discussion.

Workshop will be in English without translation.

When: 1. & 2. 4. 2023. in Zagreb (address will be published later) from 9.30 until 17.00

Fee: 190 € (1.431,55 hrk)

Workshop will be presented by Keith Tudor.

Keith Tudor, PhD, CTA(P, TSTA(P) is professor of psychotherapy at Auckland University of Technology. He has a first degree in philosophy and theology, and was a probation officer and psychiatric social worker before becoming a psychotherapist. He has trained in gestalt therapy, transactional analysis, and person-centred therapy, He is the author of over 350 peer-reviewed publications, including Psychotherapy: A Critical Examination (PCCS Books, 2018), and has just stepped down after 11 years as editor of the journal Psychotherapy and Politics International. He is also interested in making his own work and that of others more freely availability
(see free PDF book 20/20 Vision  and free PDF and ePub book Psyche and Academia: Papers from 21 Years of the Auckland University of Technology Psychotherapy Master’s Programmes ).