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The Muse as Therapist
A New Poetic Paradigm for Psychotherapy





ISBN 9781855755956
Published February 19, 2009 by Routledge
294 Pages

 
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Book Description

In recent years there has been a cautious movement towards seeing psychotherapy and counselling as arts not as sciences. In this rich, yet rigorous, multidisciplinary text, this movement is explored in terms of poetry; therapy; dreams; literary texts; Heideggerian, Kantian, and post-modern philosophy; the modern developmental theorising of Daniel Stern; and the politics of psychotherapy regulation. This path-breaking book offers a grounded challenge to reductive visions of the therapy process.

Table of Contents

Introduction -- Therapy is Poetry -- A Therapeutic Dialogue -- Poetry or Existence?—Poetry Dialogues with Philosophy Dialogues with Poetry -- Reality, Existence, and the Shakespeare Authorship Question: King Lear, Little Dorrit, and the Man Who Was Shakespeare -- Poetic Enactment and Propositional Truth: Poetry and Objectivity -- Epilogue: The Poetry and Politics of Psychotherapy

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