Working with Meaning and Purpose in a post COVID19 world
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About The Event
Hundreds of thousands of people will be left traumatised through the loss of loved ones, illness, jobs, and much else.
In this webinar, we will explore the spiritual component of accompanying those affected by COVID 19 through reference to the approaches after the traumas of World War 2 of Jaspers, Frankl, and Levinas as well as through the insights of the late Professor Peter Gilbert.
We will then discuss the therapeutic implications of these approaches with reference to spiritual assessment and trauma-informed practice.
The webinar will be taking place on Thursday 23rd July from 6.15 to 7.30 pm.
Ben Bano is our speaker for the event, with Kate Loewenthal as discussant
Ben Bano has been a social worker for 48 years and he has taken a particular interest in the application of existential approaches to therapeutic interventions. He is a member of the Chaplaincy Team in his local Mental Health Trust and he has written and presented on the work of Victor Frankl. He is the current Chair of the Forum.
Professor Kate Loewenthal is Emeritus Professor of Psychology at Royal Holloway, London University, and is currently a Visiting Professor at New York University in London. Her research has focused on mental health in minority groups in the UK. She is interested in how religious factors relate to mental health and is currently working both on spirituality in trauma therapy, and on anti-semitism. She has been involved in providing and evaluating culture-sensitive mental health support services. She has published several books including Religion, Culture, and Mental Health, 2007, and co-edits the journal Mental Health, Religion, and Culture. She has spoken and written about Frankl's work."
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