Orienting Solutions 2013
Solution-focused, enactive and narrative practice research conference: Theory in action, practice in focus.
SFCT in association with the University of Hertfordshire
This conference explicitly connects the existing non-pathologising and language focused practices of solution-focused (SF), narrative and discursive therapies with recent theoretical developments in enactivism, Wittgensteinian, narrative and discursive psychology.
SF therapy has been seen in the past as a neat practical twist for working with clients. This conference is about setting SF work in a wider landscape of ideas, to show this simple practice in a richer and more compelling light.
We also seek connections with academics and others looking for practical aspects of post-structural linguistics and enactive/embodied cognition.
We invite academics, practitioners, managers and policy makers to see both practice and theory in a new light. The event is a collaboration between SFCT and the philosophy and nursing/social work departments at UH.
This event is a start to building better and more useful connections between theory and practice.
The conference will present and build dialogues around these topics:
- The future of therapeutic practice from non-pathologising, enactive and post-structural perspectives
- The latest research into SF work in all fields – therapy, social work, educational and organisational contexts
- Different conceptions of ‘theory’ and how it can play a role in the famously atheoretical world of SF practice
- Different modes of research which can be applied in this area
- Latest developments in enactive, embodied and narrative thinking
- Issues for future policy in health and other circles
- Further ways to develop connections between academic s and practitioners for the benefit of all concerned.
Prof Dan Hutto and Daniele Moyal-Sharrock are leading members of the organising committee.
The programme can be seen at http://www.asfct.org/researchprogram.php . Book at http://www.asfct.org/research.php.
de Havilland Campus, University of Hertfordshire
- 19 September 2013
- End date:
- 20 September 2013
- £295 + VAT
- de Havilland Campus, University of Hertfordshire