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Love and Therapy

In Relationship, 1st Edition

Edited by Divine Charura, Stephen Paul

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190 pages

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Description

Sigmund Freud noted the importance of love in the healing of the human psyche. So many of life's distresses have their origins in lack of love, disruption of love, or trauma. People naturally seek love in their lives to feel complete. Is therapy a substitute for love? Or is it love by another name? This important book looks at the place of love in therapy and whether it is the curative factor. The authors continually stress, however, that within psychotherapy both ethical and professional boundaries should govern this 'Love' at all times in order for it to be experienced as healing and therapeutic. This book offers explorations of the complexity of love from different modalities: psychoanalytic, humanistic, person-centred, psychosexual, family and systemic, transpersonal, existential, and transcultural. The discussions challenge therapists and other allied professionals to think about their practice, ethics, and boundaries.

About the Editors

Divine Charura, Stephen Paul

About the Series

The United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy Series

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSY000000
PSYCHOLOGY / General