25 Jan 2024


4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

DATES: 25 January, 8 February, 29 February & 21 March 2024 (Time: 16:00-18:00)

Run by the well-renowned and highly respected Family Systemic Therapists Glenda Fredman and Philip Messent, which will offer a chance to:

  • Reflect on why we write, what contributes to feeling entitled to write and how our ‘race’, gender, class, and educational history influence our sense of entitlement to write; how we find our voices as writers, for whom we write, our different writing styles, and what impact (such as social transformation) we hope to have through writing
  • Learn about different publications styles and requirements and work out what will be the best fit for you and your intended audiences.
  • Learn about what to expect after submitting an article and explore with others how to survive the peer review process
  • Meet journal editors with the opportunity to ask questions about the orientation and priorities of their journals, and the potential fit of your proposed writing.
  • Learn from the experience of other authors about the process of writing and their journey to publication.
  • Learn from and share with a group of supportive colleagues who want to develop their writing.

Our course will offer some of you the opportunity for group feedback on a particular piece of writing. We will all have the chance to reflect on how we can take this learning forward into our own writing projects. We will also have guest contributors to the course, such as Taiwo Afuape.


IFT Zoom
Zoom - details are issued separately by email.


  • Glenda Fredman
    Glenda Fredman
    CPD Contributor

    Glenda Fredman is a freelance consultant clinical psychologist, systemic psychotherapist, narrative therapist, trainer, supervisor, and author. She is currently Visiting Professor with the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology Programme, University of Hertfordshire and Visiting Faculty with the Department of Clinical Psychology, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. She is an active member of Friends of KCC.

    She is author of Death Talk: Conversations with Children and Families (Karnac); Transforming Emotion: Conversations in Counselling and Psychotherapy (Wiley); co-editor of Being with Older People: A Systemic Approach (Karnac); Working with Embodiment in Supervision: A systemic approach (Routledge) and Collaborative Consultation in Mental Health: Guidelines for the New Consultant (Routledge).

    For many years Glenda has encouraged new authors to develop their work for publication.

  • Philip Messent
    Philip Messent
    CPD Contributor

    Philip Messent is a freelance systemic psychotherapist, trainer, supervisor and author who served as Editor of the Journal of Family Therapy from 2017 to 2022.
    He has published in peer reviewed journals over a period of 20 years. Throughout his time as editor he offered support to aspiring new authors, including those seeking to adapt MSc and doctoral theses to journal submissions, encouraging them to find their own ‘voice’ whilst navigating publishing norms.

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