Friday 25th November 2016
Northfield’s Campus, University of Wollongong
14:00-18:00, Room 19.G015, Building 19
Narrative therapy is based on the premise that people are the experts of their own lives, and that they have skills, beliefs, and values that will assist them to reduce the influence of problems. As its name suggests, this approach emphasizes the therapeutic potential of the stories that people narrate about their lives. In particular, its efficacy is assumed to reside in the differences that can be made through particular tellings and retellings, which involves finding ways of understanding the stories, and ways of re-authoring them in collaboration with the therapist.
This workshop will evaluate narrative therapy from a philosophical perspective. In particular, the aim is to discuss whether the narrative practice hypothesis about folk psychology could help to shed light on narrative therapy and its efficacy.
Particular emphasis will be given to discuss the potential role of reshaping one’s culturally mediated affordances for action.
- Daniel D. Hutto, Professor of Philosophical Psychology, School of Humanities and Social Inquiry, UOW
- Tom Froese, Vice Chancellor’s International Scholar, School of Humanities and Social Inquiry, UOW & Research Institute for Applied Mathematics and Systems, National Autonomous University of Mexico
- Glenda Satne, Vice Chancellor’s Fellow, School of Humanities and Social Inquiry, UOW
- Nicolle Brancazio and Jarrah Aubourg, Doctoral Candidates, School of Humanities and Social Inquiry, UOW
- Miguel Segundo Ortin, Doctoral Candidate, School of Humanities and Social Inquiry, UOW
- Farid Zahnoun, Visiting Doctoral Candidate, School of Humanities and Social Inquiry, UOW & Centre for Philosophical Psychology, Department of Philosophy, University of Antwerp.
All are welcome to attend. There is no registration fee, but places may be limited due to restrictions on space. Please RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org to secure a place by inserting the subject line ‘Registration for NPCA Workshop, 25 Nov 2016’.