Publications and Presentations

Here are some of the more academic outputs to come from this project.

Final Report:

Talking Therapies Final Report


Miller, G (2013) Resisting Self-spirituality: Counselling as Spirituality in the Dialogues of Hans Schauder and Marcus Lefébure. Journal of Contemporary Religion, 28 (1): 125-140

Miller, G (2012) RD Laing’s theological hinterland: the contrast between mysticism and communion. History of Psychiatry, 23 (2): 139-155

Miller, G (2013) Crossing the Border: pastoral theology and psychotherapy. The Expository Times, 124 (4): 157-165

Fergusson, D. (2013) Theology and therapy: Maintaining the connection. Pacifica: Australasian Theological Studies, 26 (1): 3-16

Fergusson, David (2012) Persons in Relation: the interaction of philosophy, theology and psychotherapy in 20th century Scotland’ Practical Theology, 5 (3): 287-306

Bondi, Liz (2013) Between Christianity and secularity: counselling and psychotherapy provision in Scotland. Social & Cultural Geography, DOI:10.1080/14649365.2013.802369

Bondi, Liz (2013) Research and Therapy Generating Meaning and Feeling Gaps. Qualitative Inquiry, 19 (1), 9-19


UPCOMING: Using Readers Theatre to Engage with Counsellors’ Stories of Faith, Spirituality and Professional Identity.” Paper presented by Alette Willis at COSCA Counselling Research Dialogue, Stirling, 22 November, 2013.


“Talking Theology and Therapy: A Reader’s Theatre Script about the History of Counselling and Psychotherapy in Scotland.”  Script presented by Alette Willis at “Attentive Writers”: Healthcare, Authorship and Authority, Glasgow, 25 August 2013.

“Conversations about Counselling Spirituality and Faith: A Knowledge Exchange Project with Scottish Counsellors and Psychotherapists.”  Keynote talk by Alette Willis at the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy Making Connections Event, Edinburgh, 9 July 2013.

“Special Beings and Absent Presences: Performing the Experiences of Religious Others in Academic, Counselling and Religious Spaces.”  Paper presented by Alette Willis at the 9th International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, Urbana-Champaign IL, 18 May 2013.

“Talking Therapy: Using Readers’ Theatre to Dialogue about Counselling, Psychotherapy and Pastoral Care in Scotland’s Changing Landscape of Faith.”  Seminar given by Liz Bondi and Alette Willis in the University of Edinburgh’s Human Geography Seminar Series, 31 Jan 2013.

“Women, healing and the talking cure:  Psychotherapy and counselling as vocation in the storied lives of 20th-century Scottish women”.  Paper presented by Liz Bondi and Alette Willis at Women and Wellbeing: Historical Perspectives, Women’s History Scotland Annual Conference,Edinburgh, 13 Oct 2012


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