The Family Centre and Massey University Pyschology Clinic in Wellington are hosting two half day workshops from Karl Tomm on 8 April 2016 9.30am-4.30am

The two workshops are:

Alternative Ethical Postures that Therapists Can Adopt in Clinical Decision Making [9:30 – 12:30]

Deconstructing Shame and Guilt, and Opening Space for Apology, Forgiveness, and Reconciliation [1:30 – 4:30]

Dr Tomm is an icon in the world of psychiatry and has made a significant contribution to his field over many decades.

Here’s a brief introduction:

Dr. Tomm is Professor of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine at the University of Calgary and the Director of the Calgary Family Therapy Centre which he started in 1973.

Dr Tomm is very interested in the application of systems theory, narrative theory, social constructionism and second order cybernetics to therapy. He has developed a way of working with families which he has named ‘bringforthism’.

Currently he is focused on clarifying the effects of social injustice on families, the influence on therapists of the distinctions they make regarding their clients, and on explicating the possible therapeutic and counter therapeutic effects of the interviewing process itself.

He has published and presented his work extensively around the world, and in 2006, he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Family Therapy Academy (AFTA). Dr Tomm last visited NZ in the 1980s and has lasting ties with the Family Centre, David Epston, and others.

If you require any information about this event contact:

Ruth  A. Gammon, PhD, MSW

Clinic Director/Sr. Lecturer

Massey Psychology Clinic

School of Psychology – Te Kura Hinengaro Tangata

Massey University

PO Box 756 -Wellington   6140


04 801 5799 ext. 63607