Tales of Mourning: what it means to witness – Judith Fewell 26 October 2011 6:45pm
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We are pleased to welcome Judith Fewell as this year’s Sutherland Trust Autumn Lecturer. Judith will explore what it means to be in the presence of someone who is grieving, for both the listener and the bereaved person. The lecture will challenge current ideas about the bereavement process through different people’s stories of mourning.
The lecture will propose that grief and mourning can be understood as relational, the listener having an ethical responsibility to witness the suffering of the other. This talk is relevant for those who have experienced loss and those who work with issues of loss and mourning.
Judith Fewell has been practising as a counsellor/psychoanalytic psychotherapist, trainer, supervisor and consultant for over twenty five years in the statutory and voluntary sectors in Scotland. She has just retired from the University of Edinburgh where she was involved in working with students from many diverse cultural and work backgrounds, training counsellors and supervising postgraduate students where psychodynamic theories and practices were central to her and the student’s preoccupations. Her working life has been committed to making available the application of psychodynamic ideas to people in their personal and professional lives outwith the consulting room.
This event is open to all those with an interest in our society, and is especially relevant for all those working in education, health and social care.