The Impossibility of Knowing: Dilemmas of a Psychotherapist

Author(s) : Jackie Gerrard

The Impossibility of Knowing: Dilemmas of a Psychotherapist

Book Details

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Published : 2011
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 176
  • Category :
    Individual Psychotherapy
  • Catalogue No : 29479
  • ISBN 13 : 9781855758247
  • ISBN 10 : 1855758245

Reviews and Endorsements

'For those who regret the apparent demise of sexuality in analytic therapy, this collection of papers is a refreshing reminder of the problems therapists face when entering the heat of the Freudian kitchen. The reader will be assisted in charting a course between the twin perils of evasion on the one hand and unthought enactment on the other. Highly recommended.'
- David Riley, Fellow, British Psychoanalytical Society

'A highly original and brave exploration of many issues, including the delicate relation between seduction and love.'
- Anne Alvarez, Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist

'Jackie Gerrard writes about the complexities and dilemmas that face the psychotherapist, particularly when confronted by aspects of her own unconscious. She recognizes that the real barrier to change can lie within the therapist's own resistance to truths that patients are trying to communicate. Working through these barriers allows her patients to experience mutuality and depth within the relationship.'
- David Morgan, Fellow, British Psychoanalytical Society

'Being a psychotherapist is endlessly fascinating and endlessly difficult. Gerrard shows her participation in both these states. She has learned from experience and she shares it fruitfully in the instructive and thoughtful chapters in this book.'
- Lesley Murdin, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist, Hon. Fellow UKCP

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