Conscience and Critic: The Selected Works of Keith Tudor brings together 35 years of Keith Tudor’s finest contributions to the field of mental health. Covering a wide range of subjects that encompass psychotherapy, social policy and positive mental health or wellbeing, Keith reflects on practice and theory from his wealth of experience in various fields of practice, including probation, counselling, field, hospital and psychiatric social work, psychotherapy, supervision, and education and training.
Over the span of his professional career, Keith’s concerns and contributions have focused on the interface between psyche and society. This is reflected in his writings on the politics of disability, mental health reform, class-conscious therapeutic practice, the application and critique of theory, health and professional regulation and registration.
Conscience and Critic will be of interest to psychotherapists and mental health practitioners, as well as students of psychotherapy.
‘With his latest volume of writings, Conscience and Critic, Keith Tudor draws (or one might better say, demands) attention to the complex sweep of ethical, political, social and cultural issues that so often lie unexamined beneath the surface of the practices of psychotherapy and counseling. As I have followed Tudor’s writing for many years, he and I have moments of significant conflict and disagreement—always the mark of a provocative thinker. And while we have not always come to an agreement, Tudor’s work has never failed to challenge and enliven my thinking. You will not read this book and step away unaffected or unthinking.’ - William F. Cornell, M.A., TSTA-ITAA, Independent psychotherapist and trainer, winner of the ITAA Eric Berne Memorial and EATA Gold Medal Awards
‘I am delighted to endorse The Selected Works of Keith Tudor. I have known Keith for 30 years both as a friend and a colleague during which time he has consistently and constantly applied himself to reflecting upon his work as a psychotherapist, trainer, teacher, supervisor, and writer: all through a political and social lens. He has been enormously influential in this field. I think his work will be a great contribution to universities, training institutions and individual practitioners, many of whom are in private practice.’ - Dr. Helena Hargaden, Relational Transactional Analyst, DPsych, MSc, TSTA, UKCP Registered Integrative Psychotherapist
Acknowledgements Permissions Introduction Part I: The 1980s 1. Gazette unstuck: "Glue sniffing" (1980) 2. Unemployment and mental health (1983) 3. The politics of disability (1989) Part II: The 1990s 4. Community care and mental health (1990) 5. Alienation and psychotherapy (1997) 6. The personal is political – and the political is personal (1997) Part III: The 2000s 7. Mental health promotion (2004) 8. "Take it": A sixth driver (2008) 9. Transactional analysis is radical or it is not transactional analysis (2008) Part IV: The 2010s 10. The fight for health: An heuristic enquiry (2010) 11.There ain’t no license that protects: Bowen theory and the regulation of psychotherapy (2011) 12. Southern psychotherapies (2012) 13. The relational, the vertical, and the horizontal: a critique of "relational depth" (2014) Legal statues References
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