On Practising Therapy at 1.45 A.M: Adventures of a Clinician derives from experiences of talking to millions of Britons about their mental health needs, both off camera and on.
It includes accounts of Kahr’s time as Resident Psychotherapist for B.B.C. Radio 2 as well as commissioning and producing British television programmes including Britain’s Sexual Fantasies and Making Slough Happy.
The book suggests that the maverick and the traditionalist therapist can, indeed, come to exist side by side in a fruitful partnership. These adventures will encourage those taking their first steps in the helping professions to entertain creative ways of working and of contributing.
Prelude: Of Mavericks and Medias; Introduction: On Practising Therapy at 1.45 A.M.; Section One: Consulting Room Essays; Chapter 1: The Handshake; Chapter 2: Tissues; Chapter 3: The Ten-Minute Gap; Chapter 4: On Painting the Consulting Room; Chapter 5: The Bookshelf; Chapter 6: Baseball Caps, Overcoats, Orange Suits, and Neckties: On Patients and Their Clothing; Chapter 7: On Patients Who Remove Their Clothing in Sessions; Section Two: Media Essays; Chapter 8: How to Make a Forty-Seven-Minute Television Programme in Only Three Years; Chapter 9: Filming Sexual Fantasies; Chapter 10: How to Make 120,000 People Happy in Just Ten Weeks; Chapter 11: A Night at the Opera: Freudians at Covent Garden; Chapter 12: Defending "Lady Macbeth": Testimony of an Expert Witness; Section Three: Historical Essays; Chapter 13: Four Unknown Freud Anecdotes; Chapter 14: Why Freud Turned Down $25,000: Mental Health Professionals in the Witness Box; Section Four: The Mind of the Psychotherapist; Chapter 15: Musings of a Musicophiliac; Chapter 16: I Suffer from Karnacitis; Postlude: In Camera and On Camera, or, a Maverick’s Manifesto; Acknowledgements; Original Sources of the Chapters; References; Index