This book addresses the ethical and philosophical basis for the teaching/learning involved in becoming a psychotherapist. How can training prepare prospective psychotherapists, counsellors, and counselling psychologists for a task whose practitioners cannot even agree as to whether it is an art or a science, an impersonal clinical interaction or a profoundly humane, even 'spiritual' encounter? The authors believe they share with their students a passion about the possibilities inherent in this particular kind of conversation. Such a meeting demands a fully personal engagement and a profoundly ethical attitude towards the relationship with the Other; it is also potentially an important beginning in 'repairing the world'. The book explores the relative importance and emphasis of the structure, content and process of psychotherapy training. Its thesis is that the teaching/learning takes place in the quality of the reciprocal meeting between the teacher and the learner.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS UKCP SERIES PREFACE - Alexandra Chalfont and Philippa WeitzPREFACE INTRODUCTION CHAPTER ONE Threads of meaning CHAPTER TWO An ethical endeavour CHAPTER THREE Being-together CHAPTER FOUR The process of teaching/learning CHAPTER FIVE The frame for teaching/learning CHAPTER SIX The substance of teaching/learning CHAPTER SEVEN After theory POSTSCRIPT REFERENCES INDEX