Webinars in 2021

Our webinar on Moral foundations, conflict, complexity and injury attracted a great number of participants and offered a rich diversity of ideas and practices within a broad CMM framework. By the end of the seminar participants were already asking for follow-ups and we are developing two specific ones for early next year. We’ve yet to determine the exact dates but wanted to give you advance notice.

CMM, circular questioning and cosmopolitan communication: February, 2021
This seminar will be led by Vern Cronen and Barbara McKay. Vern Cronen is Professor Emeritus at the University of Massachusetts and currently a Visiting Scholar at the University of North Carolina, Wilmington. Vern Cronen is also a co-creator, with Barnett Pearce, of CMM. Vern has found circular questioning to be an important reflexive tool of CMM and has developed his understandings and practices of circular questioning working alongside colleagues at the KCC International in London. Barbara McKay did her training as a psychotherapist with the KCC and later became the Director of the Family Therapy Institute. As a systemic therapist Barbara sees circular questioning as the lifeblood of her work.

Moral dilemmas and moral injury: March 2021
This webinar is being designed to build directly on the previous moral webinar with particular attention to offering it at a time that suits a number of southern hemisphere participants. The preliminary plan is to have some short presentations of key concepts and understanding from a CMM framework that contributes directly to current thinking and practice about moral injury. This will be followed with a panel discussion with questions and comments from the participants. Particular focus will be on moral dilemmas and moral injury as it affects the military, veteran and families’ population plus Public Safety Officers and frontline workers in COVID response.

For an update on the latest writing about moral injury see Bart Buechner’s article https://www.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/fcomm.2020.599301

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