Dr Marlene Winberg



Dear Reader,

I hold a Doctor of Philosophy in narrative studies, a Masters of Art in Fine Art and a BA in the dramatic arts and literature. I hold certificates in various therapeutic modules, including Narrative Therapy from the Dulwich Centre in Australia and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy from the College of Applied Psychology in the United Kingdom.

I have served the international human rights organisation, The World's Children's Prize Foundation, as coordinator and trauma counsellor for more than two decades. In this capacity, I have witnessed thousands of resilient, yet desperately vulnerable women and children's stories from all walks of life, tell their stories.

In 2016, I registered for a PhD in narrative studies in the Faculty of Science at UCT, determined to find a scientific context for narrative healing and psychology, indigenous knowledge, history and the arts. I was awarded a Doctorate of Philosophy for this trans-disciplinary research at the inter-sections of these fields of study (Winberg 2020).

This research enabled me to develop an art and narrative therapy programme in consultation with the Dulwich Centre in Australia, a global pioneer in Narrative Therapy. Read more about this programme in the Narrative Therapy room in my website.

My current post-doctoral research is an investigation into the neuroscience of storytelling and the brain's incredible capacity for making sense of life through visual and verbal narratives.

Thank you for your interest.



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