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Workshops and Development Series, November – December 2020

***For Disability History Month Article Please click here***


Metanoia Institute is proud to be continuing with its series of free workshops this academic year.  These sessions offer curriculum enrichment and personal and professional development opportunities to our community of students.  Details of events for November and December are listed below; these sessions are free to attend, via Zoom, and will also be recorded and stored on Moodle in our growing bank of resources for students.

To book, please go to Moodle where the workshops are bookable in Metanoia CPD

Using your Voice with Awareness  

Wednesday 25th November, 6-8pm

In this workshop we will inquire into and explore how we use our voice in psychotherapy. We will inquire into our cultural, gender and other historical and current influences.  We will consider the implications of how we use of voice with others and how this might facilitate, or inhibit, our own and their expression. 

We will explore and experiment with several techniques and ways to support and expand the range of how we use our voice. 

The workshop will include a combination of tutor input, whole group discussion, small group discussion, and experimentation.

 Dr Di Hodgson 

From Medical to Social Model – and Beyond!

Wednesday 9th December, 6-8pm

This workshop will provide a broad and critical introduction to the processes by which people identify, or become identified, as having impairments, disabilities or special needs.  The session will explore the implications of such identifications and provide a critique of the individual deficit (medical) model of disability and a critical focus on social oppression theory (social model). 

This workshop celebrates Disability Awareness Month (16th Nov – 16th Dec 2020) and is set in the context of a commitment to inclusion, equality and rights.  There will be an opportunity to discuss

Carrie Weston


 About our November and December workshop conveners:

Dr Di Hodgson is the Director of Studies and programme leader on the MSc in Gestalt Psychotherapy. Di has been a psychotherapist for over 25 years, and a clinical supervisor for over 20. She completed her DPsych in 2011. She is a regular facilitator of workshops at National and International workshops, an external examiner in Poland, and is on the editorial team of the British Gestalt Journal.Di is also an all-year-round sea swimmer.

Professor Carrie Weston, PhD, MA, PGCE, BA, FHEA, is Deputy CEO at Metanoia Institute.  Carrie has spent over 30 years in teaching, educational psychology, education leadership, writing and research.  She is an experienced examiner and research supervisor.  Carrie’s  research interests and experience are in the areas of Higher Education, pedagogy, inclusive learning, disability and developmental movement.  She completed her PhD in Scotland in 2007. Carrie is also a widely published children’s author and has performed at Glastonbury and the Bath literary festival. 

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