Mary Kilborn Lecture 2017Stephen Joseph: Building Bridges: Deepening the Connection between Person-Centred Therapy and Positive Psychology

Thursday, 4th May 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Registration from 6:00 pm

Venue: McCance Building, Level 3

Room: 3.01

Stephen Joseph, renowned expert on positive psychology, will deliver the 2017 Mary Kilborn Lecture. Stephen is author of many books on positive psychology, psychological trauma/posttraumatic growth, and person-centred psychopathology, his most recent being Authentic: How to be Yourself and Why it Matters (2016). 

This lecture will also serve as the keynote for a day-long conference on Friday 5th May, during which Stephen will offer a workshop on Authenticity.  Both the lecture and the day-long conference (Where the Centre Meets the Edge) will formally launch the Counselling Unit’s new academic programmes for September 2017.   

Registration and refreshments will be available from 6pm with the lecture starting at 6.30pm.  It will be followed by networking until 8.30pm.

Who should attend?

  • Members of the counselling practitioner community of Scotland and beyond.
  • Representatives of organisations that are, or could benefit from becoming, placement partners for Counselling Unit MSc students.
  • Members of the public with an interest in positive psychology.
  • Current students on Counselling Unit postgraduate courses, and their supervisors.
  • Graduates from the University of Strathclyde’s Counselling Unit.

Benefits of attending

By the end of the lecture, delegates will:

  • Learn about the main features of the Positive-Psychology movement.
  • Be able to describe the connections between Person-Centred Therapy and Positive Psychology.
  • Be able to articulate the implications of Positive Psychology for Person-Centred Therapy practice.


Professor Robert Elliott
phone +44 (0)141 548 3703
Ms Lorna Carrick
phone +44 (0)141 548 3622

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