Paper Sessions, 9 November 2011

Morning Sessions (1130 - 1310)

Session A.  Meetings between Psychotherapeutic Theory and Theology

Chair: Dr Steve Sutcliffe, School of Divinity, University of Edinburgh

Rev Dr John Munro, Guntrip Trust, "Can God be Both Imaginary and Real?  DW Winnicott on Living with the Paradox"

Prof Marsha Hewitt, University of Toronto, "Eros, Transcendence and Reconciliation: Hans Loewald and Ronald Laing"

Dr Alexandra Parvan, Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, University of Edinburgh, "The Model of the Formative Relationship in Augustine and its Therapeutic Use"

Dr Gavin Miller, School of Critical Studies,  University of Glasgow, "R.D. Laing and Christianity"

Session B.  Practicalities of Pastoral Care

Chair: Prof David Fergusson, School of Divinity, University of Edinburgh

Ms Katherine Wiebe, Mdiv, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, "The real heart of the matter: Harry Guntrip's key insights for treating compassion fatigue among clergy serving in post-disaster congregations"

Rev Jenny Williams, Christian Fellowship of Healing, "'Transforming our Struggles' - Theological reflection on teaching prayer in conjunction with some neuroscience and psychology"

James Robertson, Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, "Sounding the Spirit: The Interface between Music Therapy and Spiritual Needs"

Dr MaryCatherine Burgess, Schools of Health in Social Science and Divinity, University of Edinburgh, "Insightful People, Their Philosophies and/or Approaches, and Experiential Applications on the Journey Toward Wholeness"


Afternoon Sessions (1445 - 1600)

Session C.  Spirituality and Religion in Counselling Practice

Chair: Prof Liz Bondi, School of  Health in Social Science

Dot Clark, Counselling and Psychotherapy, University of Edinburgh, "Becoming Oneself: A Therapist's Version"

Simon Cassar, Counselling and Psychological Services, University of Glasgow, "The Impact of Psychotherapists' Spiritual Practice, Beliefs and Values on their Clinical Work"

Chin-Ping Liou, Counselling and Psychotherapy, University of Edinburgh, "Can Ch'i-Related Exercise be a Type of Counselling Practice?"

Session D.  Histories of Christianity and Psychotherapy

Chair: Dr Alette Willis, School of Divinity

Sandy Forsyth, School of Divinity, University of Edinburgh, and Minister in the Church of Scotland, "The Founding of the Tom Allan Counselling Centre, Glasgow 1961"

Dr Chris Harding, School of History, Classics, and Archaeology, University of Edinburgh, "Christian Psychiatry' in South India: 1947-1960"

Rev Dr Alistair Ross, Oxford University, "Harry Guntrip -- Pastor and Psychoanalyst"