Lewisham Way
London, England SE14 6NW

Dr Dorothy Rowe
Clinical Psychologist and Writer

We all like to think that we have chosen our beliefs for sensible, logical reasons, be they reasons associated with science or with a special relationship with God. However, the reasons behind our beliefs have more to do with how we see ourselves than with science, reason or God. This is why we cling to certain beliefs even when they are shown to have no basis in fact.

Dorothy Rowe is a clinical psychologist and writer who is renowned for her work on how we create meaning, and how the meanings we create determine what we do. Her application of this understanding to the problems of depression and of fear has changed many people’s lives for the better, and has caused many mental health professionals to think more carefully about how they deal with people who are suffering great mental distress. She writes regularly for newspapers and magazines, appears frequently in the media, and is the author of 12 books, the most popular of which are Depression: The Way Out of Your Prison which is in its third edition, and Beyond Fear which is in its second edition. Her latest book My Dearest Enemy, My Dangerous Friend is a radical examination of what is often the most important relationships in our lives, our relationships with our siblings.

SEMINARS ARE HELD ON TUESDAYS AT 4:10 PM IN ROOM 308, Richard Hoggart Building, Goldsmiths.

All talks are open to staff, students and members of the public. Attendance is free and there is no need to book in advance.
For further information, contact Sally Marlow (email: [email protected]).

Official Website: http://www.goldsmiths.ac.uk/apru/speakers.php

Added by sitp on November 11, 2007