Blog subscribers who are interested in Group Analysis, of which Elias was one of the founders, may be interested in this talk to be given in Exeter by Farhad Dalal on 1 July:
“This is Madness” has invited Farhad Dalal to speak about “CBT: The Cognitive Behavioural Tsunami”
Abstract: The form of therapy currently provided by the ‘mental health’ system is mostly short term CBT, because, it is said, it is the only therapy that has evidence to prove its effectiveness . In this talk I will describe how and why this situation has come about, question the evidence for effectiveness of CBT, to argue that this way of ‘treating’ emotional distress not only misses the point, but often makes matters worse.
There will be time for questions/discussion within the talk.
Farhad Dalal has been a practicing psychotherapist (individual and group) for about thirty years. He works in Totnes and Exeter. Author of: Taking the Group Seriously; Race, Colour and the Processes of Racialization; and Thought Paralysis: The Virtues of Discrimination.
Links: www.devonpsychotherapy.org.uk ; www.dalal.org.uk ; www.limbus.org.uk/cbt
Time and place
Wednesday 1st July 2015
Talk: 7pm prompt start until 8.45pm
Doors open 6.30pm for a cup of tea, chat and looking at information tables
Exeter Palace Gate Centre, 3 Palace Gate, Exeter, EX1 1JA
Donations: £5 (suggested) or what you can afford
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