The Politics of Psychotherapy: New Perspectives

Editor : Nick Totton

The Politics of Psychotherapy: New Perspectives

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How to 'place' political issues in therapy is highly controversial. For example, whether political themes should be interpreted psychologically in the consulting room, or respected as valid in their own right: similar issues arise for the role of therapeutic insights in political reality. This book provides a map through these complex and demanding areas for therapists and counsellors in training, as well as for experienced practitioners or other interested readers.

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This unique collection by leading authors explores the links between therapy and the political world, and their contribution to each other. Topics covered include:

* Psychotherapy in the political sphere, including the roots of conflict, social trauma, and ecopsychology.
* Political dimensions of psychotherapy practice, such as discrimination, power, sexuality, and postcolonial issues.
* Psychotherapy, the state and institutions, including the law and ethics, and psychotherapy in healthcare.
* Working at the interface, examples of therapy in political action from Croatia, the USA, the UK and Israel/Palestine.

Contributors:
Lane Arye, Arlene Audergon, Emanuel Berman, Sandra Bloom, Jocelyn Chaplin, Petruska Clarkson, Chess Denman, Dawn Freshwater, Kate Gentile, John Lees, Renos Papadopoulos, Hilary Prentice, Mary-Jayne Rust, Judy Ryde, Andrew Samuels, Nick Totton.

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Nick Totton is a therapist and trainer with nearly thirty years experience. Originally a Reichian body therapist, his approach has become broad based and open to the spontaneous and unexpected. Nick has an MA in Psychoanalytic Studies, and has worked with Process-Oriented Psychology and trained as a craniosacral therapist. He has authored or edited seventeen books, mostly on psychotherapy-related topics, including Body Psychotherapy: An Introduction; Psychotherapy and Politics; Press When Illuminated: New and Selected Poems; and Wild Therapy.

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