From “what’s wrong with you” to “what’s happened to you”.
This knowledge-based course explores new developments in explaining how, to a greater or lesser extent, we cope and make sense of the struggles we face. The course draws on the British Psychological Society’s (2018) Power Threat Meaning Framework to understand the diversity of human suffering, and its meanings.
You will learn how people make sense of their lives, co-creating narratives without labelling, ‘diagnosing’ or ‘case-formulating’. The course explores an alternative to authoritative, illness, deficit (“what’s wrong with you?”) explanations of emotional distress. The emphasis instead is on explaining distress by looking at the meanings that are given to the experiences we have, are having and have had (“what’s happened to you?”).
You will begin to explore the wide range of ways people can create narrative.
This course is a prior learning requirement for the skills-based course Skills for Uncovering the Story. Why not book both together for a discount?
Cost for each course £120 (£95 for Third Sector organisations); order both for £225 (£175 for third sector)