Dates:

27-29 Feb – 2020

Location:

University of Witten / Herdecke, Germany.

PDF. Flyer (In German)

Presenters:

Dr. Peter Jakob (GB), Jan Olthof (NL), Arist von Schlippe (D).Ulrike Borst, Sabine Trautmann-Voigt, Hans Rudi Fischer, Jan Flameling, Jürgen Straub and Ulrike Willutzki.

 

Wandering through stories .

Narrative psychotherapy and nomadic theory

*This Conference will be in German.*

An international conference at the University of Witten / Herdecke in cooperation with the Journal ” Familiendynamik“ (German Family Therapy Journal; Klett-Cotta Publishers, Witten). Conference lead: Peter Jakob (GB), Jan Olthof (NL), Arist von Schlippe (D). Other presenters: Ulrike Borst, Sabine Trautmann-Voigt, Hans Rudi Fischer, Jan Flameling, Jürgen Straub and Ulrike Willutzki.

The circumstances under which people travel today often turn them into ‘nomads’. What is it like when the demands on mobility and flexibility of each individual increase? Does this make self-narratives more complex, more diverse, or perhaps more fragile, more fragmented?

Or does “nomadic thinking” open up completely new narrative spaces when new paths are taken that did not exist before? What does all this mean for therapeutic work, counselling and education? How can therapeutic work be used to understand the stories people tell themselves and others, how are the stories changed and integrated?
There are stories in all professional fields in which people talk to each other. People are talented and skilled storytellers; the stories they tell give meaning to their experiences. We use the word “storytelling” in a general sense; the body also tells stories that need to be translated and understood. And since an account only becomes a story in the world when someone listens to it, psychological, physical and social processes are seen as intimately connected within the Narrative approach to psychotherapy.

The conference “Wandering through stories …”, which will take place at the University of Witten in February 2020, addresses people working in psychosocial fields of work. We have invited an international group of speakers to walk through stories with the participants of the conference, and to tell and listen to stories about walking through stories.

*This Conference will be in German.*