Narrative…

Continuing, in a sense, from a stream of thought in my previous posts I wanted to think briefly about the idea of ‘narrative’ within the concept of personal identity. I’ve been thinking about this in relation to recent political upheaval and the role of narrative through political events – narrative as a means of understanding…

Gender, Violence and Antisocial Personalities

I recently returned to full time clinical practice after three years studying for my PhD. This was, to put it mildly, something of a culture shock! The change was compounded by my also leaving the prison where I’ve been running a clinic for the past three years in order to move to a different prison…

Dibs – In search of self

Dibs… I just finished reading this book: – Dibs – In search of self. I discovered this book accidentally. Whilst at a recent meeting we were trying to prop up the projector in order that everyone could see the slides. As is usually the case in our high tech world this was achieved using various…

The ‘6Cs’ of Nursing

I was asked to speak at a conference this week; sitting on a panel to discuss the ‘6Cs of nursing’. I thought that for a brief blog post I would share some of my thoughts that I had in preparation for this discussion. As it played out the discussion was interesting, although not quite the…

Some thoughts on a second Open Dialogue workshop

Some thoughts on an open dialogue workshop that I attended today in Liverpool, interestingly almost precisely one year on from the last workshop I attended, so I thought an interesting opportunity to see how thinking within the process has developed and how my own thoughts have crystallised over the intervening year. Throughout the first session…