Creating Promising Futures Through Social Construction
Lyngby Hovedgade 96
2800 Kongens Lyngby
Phone: +45 51 64 14 99
Jacob is a licenced psychologist working in private practice. He works with individual, couples, and families, but at the moment he is working mostly with clinical supervision, coaching, teaching, training, and creative construction. Together with fellow psychologist Bruno Vinther he arranges workshops with a social constructionist twist for professionals from both therapeutic and organizational contexts.
Jacob has worked at a family treatment unit and in a psychiatric unit, for instance doing psychotherapy in groups, but also developing and connecting to ideas about the social constructions of psychiatric diagnoses in professional and everyday practices.
Recently Jacob has been especially concerned with themes of labeling and identity. This interest has led him in different directions.
One line of interest is the role of new social realities such as globalization, internet and social media in the possibilities of new identity constructions. He currently tries to invite others into the dialogue about the consequences for different professional practices through lectures, workshops, and writing.
Another preoccupation directly connected to our ways of creating ourselves and others through labels is a concept tentatively called language responsivity. Jacob is partner in the company Lentic Waves, currently developing a board game for school teachers using play as a less diadactic way of focusing on skills in creating more helpful and useful futures for teachers, and pupils – and hopefully in time for more professions across multitudes of contexts.
Selected publications (in Danish, all available on Jacobs website):