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Critical psychotherapy, psychoanalysis and counselling : implications for practice

Author: Del Loewenthal
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke Hampshire ; New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.
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This book explores what 'critical' means for the talking therapies in a climate of increasing state influence and intervention. It looks at theoretical and practical notions of 'critical' from  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Del Loewenthal
ISBN: 9781137460578 1137460571 9781137460561 1137460563
OCLC Number: 982184134
Description: xxxviii, 309 Seiten ; 22 cm
Contents: Authors' Biographies, Abstracts and Critiques PART I: INTRODUCTION 1. Talking Therapies, Culture, the State and Neo-liberalism: Is There a Need for Critical Psychotherapy, Psychoanalysis and Counselling?; Del Loewenthal PART II: WHAT CAN WE LEARN FROM CRITICAL PSYCHIATRY AND CRITICAL PSYCHOLOGY? 2. The Medical Model: What Is It, Where Did It Come from and How Long Has It Got?; Hugh Middleton 3. Toward Critical Psychotherapy and Counselling: What Can We Learn from Critical Psychology (and Political Economy)?; Ian Parker 4. The Neurobiological Turn in Therapeutic Treatment: Salvation or Devastation?; Kenneth J. Gergen PART III: USERS' PERSPECTIVES 5. Personal Versus Medical Meanings in Breakdown, Treatment and Recovery from 'Schizophrenia'; Tom Cotton and Del Loewenthal PART IV: CRITIQUES COMING MORE FROM OUTSIDE 6. Critical Theory and Psychotherapy; Anastasios Gaitanidis 7. When Love Is Not All We Want: Queers, Singles and the Therapeutic Cult of Relationality; Mari Ruti and Adrian Cocking 8. Relating to People as revolutionaries; Lois Holzman 9. Work in Contemporary Capitalism; Michael Rustin PART V: CRITIQUES COMING MORE FROM INSIDE 10. Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Therapy (but Were Afraid to Ask): Fragments of a Critical Psychotherapy; Andrew Samuels 11. Critical Priorities for the Psychotherapy and Counselling Community; Colin Feltham 12. The Deleuzian Project; Chris Oakley 13. Psychoanalysis and the Event of Resistance; Steven Groarke 14. Psychology, Psychotherapy - Coming to Our Senses?; Paul Moloney PART VI: CRITIQUES OF TRAINING AND LEARNING 15. Contesting the Curriculum: Counsellor Education in a Postmodern and Medicalising Era; Tom Strong, Karen H. Ross, Konstantinos Chondros and Monica Sesma-Vazquez 16. Systemic Means to Subversive Ends: Maintaining the Therapeutic Space as a Unique Encounter; Jay Watts PART VII: IS THERE AN UNFORTUNATE NEED FOR CRITICAL PSYCHOTHERAPY, PSCYHOANALYSIS AND COUNSELLING? 17. Psychotherapy, Psychoanalysis and Counselling for Oppressors and Oppressed: Sex, Violence and Ideology in Practice?; Del Loewenthal
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