The Counselling, Psychotherapy and Experiential Therapies (Show and Tell) Research Seminar Series provides a space for dialogue about the ‘phenomology of practice and the practice of phenomology’ (Van Manen, 2007) across related fields such as music, counselling and psychotherapy, anthropology, medical humanities, education, psychology…

Facilitators: TBC

The show and tell sessions invite practice-based research students, practitioners and academics to present work in progress. It’s an opportunity to share your unmade articles and presentations which illustrate emerging practice and receive feedback in a supportive and creative setting.

The seminar sessions across the academic year consider how practice and scholarship though dialogue can generate insight and understanding through dialogue on “doing knowledge”.

All the seminars will be held in James Stewart Suite, 028 School of Education Macrobert Building Seminars take place on throughout the academic year and are open to all with an interest in the topic under discussion.

No booking is not required for the free places, you are advised to arrive early, as space is strictly limited.

Please direct any queries and interest to present share your practice or research to


Venue Day Time Finish Weeks Notes on the Event
MR028 CPD 1 (50) Macrobert Building Tue 18:00 20:00 Wk32

Liz Robertson-EXT-4507-Film Screening

The description: "The way in which people of different cultural backgrounds perceive each other can lead to some unexpected consequences, as demonstrated in the Brazilian classic 1971 film Como era gostoso o meu Francês. On the other hand, the way in which people have tried to deal with what they perceived to be members of the dying (or threatened) societies is explored in the 1992 story about The Last of His Tribe. Both of these films exemplify the clash between what members of different cultures expect to encounter when meeting the others, and they both show some unique answers to the dilemmas of cultural translation and interpretation".

6 March -- How Tasty was my Little Frenchman (Como Era Gostoso o Meu Francês), Nelson Perreira dos Santos, 1971.

MR107 (63) Macrobert Building Wed 18:00 20:00 Wk33 14 March -- The Last of His Tribe, Harry Hook, 1992     Liz Robertson-EXT-4507-Film Screening
MR028 CPD 1 (50) Macrobert Building Wed 18:00 20:00 Wk 35

Anthropology and Psychoanalysis - Everything you wanted to know about their academic and Professional relationship, but were too afraid (or hesitant) to ask

The presentation will outline developments of sociocultural anthropology and psychoanalysis in the last 120 years, focusing on the shared patterns of their establishment, as well on some key personalities and key concepts. Some of the key ideas will be presented through specific persons who used them in their research, or made them accessible to the general public. It will become apparent that, despite some minor disagreements, both anthropology and psychoanalysis have something to offer to each other, and that there is a considerable space for improvement
in their relations. This was already quite obvious to W. H. R. Rivers, Alfred L. Kroeber, Bronislaw Malinowski
and Siegmund Freud a century ago – so it should also be clear to contemporary scholars and practitioners.

Speaker’s Biography: Aleksandar Bošković is Professor of Anthropology at the University of Belgrade (Serbia) and at the UDG (Montenegro), and Director of Research at the Institute of Social Sciences in Belgrade. He has an MA in anthropology from Tulane University (New Orleans), and a PhD in social anthropology from the University of St Andrews. He is the author or editor of thirteen books, including Mesoamerican Religions and Archaeology (Oxford, 2017), Individualism (Belgrade, 2017), and Other Peoples’ Anthropologies (New York, 2008).

Chaired by Salma Siddique, Director of Counselling, Psychotherapy and Experiential Therapies, School of Education, University of Aberdeen