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2017 ANNOUNCEMENTS

SATURDAY MORNING SEMINAR

Dr Iain McGilchrist

Presenting in person with an introduction by
Professor Russell Meares

Sydney University
ABS Case Study Lecture Theatre 1170
Darlington Ln & Abercrombie Street
DARLINGTON

http://sydney.edu.au/maps/campuses/?area=CAMDAR

Saturday, 19 August 2017
9.30 am – 12.30 pm

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Psychotherapy, Significance and Personal Reality: Life in the Symbolic Maelstrom


SATURDAY MORNING SEMINAR SERIES 2012

 Dr Anthony Korner

Saturday, 4 August 2012

9.30 am – 12.30 pm

Y Hotel Conference Centre, Mary Jane Barker B Room , Level 4

5-11 Wentworth Avenue, Sydney

 

Abstract

Modern developed societies such as Australia no longer have a symbolic order that is externally defined or widely accepted amongst the majority of their people. One way of looking at psychotherapy is to understand that people come, bringing a personal sense of reality, and seek to find an “order” that will allow the particular “self” to thrive. Such an order is a “personal symbolic order”.

This seminar will be about looking for, understanding, and developing such personal orders. This will include a discussion of the biological underpinnings of that which is most significant to human being. The role of the scientist is to define the “facts” of “objective reality” whereas the role of the artist is to express a personal sense of “reality”. The modalities of the scientist are those of measurement, hypothesis-formation, experimentation, and analysis. The modalities of the artist are those of self, expression, performance, and communication.

The psychotherapist who has developed the role of “participant-observer” needs to be competent in bringing together the methods of both scientist and artist. In the spirit of observation (for the audience), the first part of this seminar will involve a presentation by the speaker. In the spirit of participation each person who attends is asked to “bring something”. This could be an object or it could be something like a song, a poem, an image, a story, or any recognizable “object of attention” that can be held in the mind and has personal significance for the individual in relation to their work. There will, in the second part of the seminar, be opportunities to share what has been brought. For a group of psychotherapists this may contribute to the development of a communal “symbolic order” that is of utility in their work.

Dr Anthony Korner

Anthony Korner works in Sydney as a psychiatrist and psychotherapist, mainly in the public sector. He is Coordinator for the Master of Medicine (Psychotherapy) Program at the University of Sydney and is active in teaching and research as well as clinical practice. His research interests are in psychodynamic psychotherapy, linguistics and philosophy. He is the Australian representative on the World Council for Psychotherapy and was chairman of the organizing committee for the 6th World Congress for Psychotherapy, held in Sydney in 2011. He is currently working on a Ph.D. entitled “Analogical Fit: Measuring dynamic relatedness in the psychotherapeutic setting using language, autonomic response and change in self-state.”

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