This coming week is a big week. I have two guest lectures scheduled. First one is Tuesday night at Vanguard University, and on Wednesday night I visit my alma mater Pepperdine University, and do it again. In both classes I will be covering postmodern & contemporary family therapies, or more specifically narrative therapy. I really appreciate the opportunity both Dr. Amy Tuttle and Dr. Carl Renold are giving me, because I'm using both these opportunities to warm-up for my first teaching job interview. Yep, in late November I interview with a local university for the opportunity to teach in their undergraduate psychology program. Now undergraduate psychology is not my first choice when it comes to teaching, but I do need to get some experience on the resume. A friend said something about approaching it like a history class in good intentions, which I thought was a good way to look at this going forward. Wish me luck.
I put up several photos from the David Epston/Stephen Madigan workshop I attended over at the Narrative Project OC Facebook page. Go over there, take a look, and like the page if havent done so yet. I hope to have some sort of summary up sooner or later, but in a nutshell, it was an awesome time. I look forward to going back up to Vancouver in May for TC 10. A couple of the photos follow...
I had hoped to do a little more writing about the Stephen Madigan/David Epston workshop I'm currently attending, but quite honestly, by the end of the day I have been pretty exhausted. The workshop has been fantastic/intensive. I am very happy I came, for several reasons. Hopefully I'll do some sort of summary sooner or later with lots of photos. I've also had a lot of fun walking the beautiful city of Vancouver with Anne. Our conversations have been rich. Tonight we had the opportunity to check out Occupy Vancouver. I'll leave you with some photos. Back soon.
According to the New York Times, 95% of blogs haven’t been updated in over 120 days. At a new site called Postary, they’ve chalked up the blog lifecycle for most people. I find myself stuck in #6 quite often, but rather than quit or abandon this blog, I just decided that it's going to be a post-structuralist blog. Whatever that may look like. It's working for me, I havent quit yet.
1) Euphoric moment of inspiration
2) Pseudo-maniacal and self-indulgent perusing of domains
3) Careful consideration of theme and design
4) The inaugural post – “Hello world!”
5) The 2-4 post honeymoon phase
6) Waning and changing interests
7) Feelings of desperation and apathy from low engagement