Person-Centred & Experiential Therapies Conference | Programme
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Sessions will be held at the Addington Raceway & Events Centre, Christchurch.

Here is the programme at a glance. It will give you an indication of what to expect over the course of the conference.

Please note the programme is subject to change.

Day One
Friday 21 September


09:00 Welcome

09:30 Prof. Mick Cooper: Keynote address

10:30 Morning tea

11:00 Rebecca Smith: A case study
Exploring the Healing Power of Relational Depth Within Creative Therapies

11:30 Dr Brian Rodgers
Psycological Contact Reconsidered

12:00 Lunch

13:00 Prof. Mick Cooper: Plenary

14:00 Bernie Neville
The Gods of Counselling

15:00 Afternoon tea

15:30 Debate: Prof. Mick Cooper / Prof. Keith Tudor

16:30 Network drinks

Day Two
Saturday 22 September


09:00 Welcome

09:15 Prof. Keith Tudor: Keynote address

10:30 Morning tea

11:00 Sandy Hitchens
Disorder or Disconnection? Depending on the Lens & the Language We Use

11:30 Susan Grant
Core Principles of Nature Therapy with Personal Reflections

12:00 Lunch

13:00 Nicola Richter: Workshop
Person-centered Suicide Intervention
An opportunity for looking at some realities of meaning in lie, within an especially deep therapeutic relationship for ourselves and each other.

14:00 Dr Ruth Lawson-McConnel
Shame and Shadow: Working with Shame at Relational Depth

14:45 Afternoon tea

15:15 Dr Melissa Harte: Workshop
Emotional Injuries & How to Work With Them in Emotion Focused Therapy

16:00 Dr Beverley Flitton
Psychological Contact Through the Polyvagal Lens

16.30 Closure: Looking Towards 2020

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