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Keynote: Narrative psychotherapy – Narrative coaching * History, Boundaries, Margins, and Crossroads: The Issue of Power

Keynote: Narrative psychotherapy – Narrative coaching * History, Boundaries, Margins, and Crossroads: The Issue of Power

Adjunct professor, CBS, Allan Holmgren, DISPUK

The lecture will present central concepts regarding what it means to be a human being:

  1. Telling stories to create meaning (the narrative perspective)
  2. To participate in cultural power- and normative games (the poststructuralist perspective)

These concepts have profound importance for the practice of coaching and psychotherapy. The lecture will demonstrate and exemplify the practices formed by these concepts.

The lecture will also be critical towards psychoanalytical, humanistic and cognitive approaches – especially because of their individualistic concepts and practices.

Further Reading:

Bruner, Jerome: Telling Stories.

Bruner, Jerome: Acts of Meaning.

White, Michael: Maps of Narrative Practices. Norton, 2007

Foucault, Michel: Technologies of the Self.

Allan Holmgren

Allan Holmgren is mag.art. in psychology from the University of Copenhagen. External lecturer and adjunct professor at Copenhagen Business School.

Has written several chapters and papers on therapy, coaching and leadership.

Conference: Psychotherapy, coaching psychology, and coaching: Boundaries and distinctions