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Intersections of Privilege and Otherness in Counselling and Psychotherapy

ISBN 9780367426774
Published February 3, 2021 by Routledge
150 Pages 8 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Intersections of Privilege and Otherness in Counselling and Psychotherapy presents an in-depth understanding of the role of privilege, and of the unconscious experience of privilege and difference within the world of counselling and psychotherapy.

To address the absence of the exploration of the unconscious experience of privilege within counselling and psychotherapy, the book not only presents an exploration of intersectional difference, but also discusses the deeper unconscious understanding of difference, and how privilege plays a role in the construction of otherness. It does so by utilising material from both within the world of psychotherapy, and from the fields of post-colonial theory, feminist discourse, and other theoretical areas of relevance. The book also offers an exploration and understanding of intersectionality and how this impacts upon our conscious and unconscious exploration of privilege and otherness.

With theoretically underpinned, and inherently practical psychotherapeutic case studies, this book will serve as a guidebook for counsellors and psychotherapists.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Why another book on Difference?; Introduction; My own experiences with Privilege; Cultural Context; Importance to Counselling and Psychotherapy; The Psychotherapy of Oppression; Methodological Underpinnings; Chapter 2: Intersectional Privilege and the Other; Defining Intersectionality; Defining Privilege; The Gift of Privilege; Privilege and Supremacy; The Intersectional Marriage of Privilege and Otherness; Chapter 3: Hatred, Shame, and the Unconscious Other; Hatred and the Other; Shame and the Other; Othering and Narcissism; Superiority, Hatred and Shame in Therapy; Chapter 4: Death of the Other; Privilege and Death; Killing the Other; Theorising Death and Privilege in Psychotherapy; Intersectional Identity and Death; Chapter 5: Individuation, Privilege and Otherness; Psychological Supremacy versus Individuation; Case Presentation; Fear and Death; The Acculturated Psyche; Unconscious’ Truth to Power; Union of the Opposites; Rise of the Ethical Self; Chapter 6: Afterword

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Dr Dwight Turner is Senior Lecturer within the School of Applied Social Sciences at the University of Brighton, a psychotherapist and supervisor in Private Practice both online and in London, and a part-time lecturer at the Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Education (CCPE) in London.