Introduction to the podcast
This short session introduces you to the podcast series that we’ve created for the Cambridge Festival 2021. We give you a little taste of what the podcast episodes will be like and introduce you to the fascinating questions and themes that they cover.
Over the course of the Festival (26 March – 4 April), we’ll release three episodes:
- History of Psychotherapy, featuring Hannah Blythe, Sarah Marks, and Rachael Rosner
- Philosophy of Psychotherapy, featuring Sahanika Ratnayake and Miriam Solomon
- Psychotherapy in Contemporary Healthcare Systems, featuring Mikkel Kenni Bruun and Rebecca Hutten
*Note that IAPT, which we refer to in this episode, refers to the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies initiative.
Why does talking help? What makes a good listener? In what sense might talking be a cure? In this podcast series we explore these questions by interviewing philosophers, historians, and practitioners of talking therapies, broadly construed. In particular, we’ll showcase the work of researchers associated with the Talking as Cure? Contemporary Understandings of Mental Health and its Treatment Research Network.