The Psyche in the Modern World sets out to open consulting room doors and bring the concept of the Psyche, and its main advocate, the psychotherapy discipline, into public space and into the realm of interdisciplinary discourse. A culture of carefully guarded clinical confidentialities inadvertently turned the consulting room into a proverbial ivory tower which has done much to obscure the psychotherapeutic body of knowledge and contributed to the myths and misinformation that surround and veil psychotherapy in the public space. This book redresses the balance and confronts some challenging, and sometimes uncomfortable, questions about the dichotomies that both characterize our relationships with the Psyche and contextualize the provision of psychotherapy services today. The contributors present contemporary discussion on a broad range of current subjects, encompassing socio-political as well as philosophical, theoretical and clinical dimensions, in an accessible manner.
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS ABOUT THE EDITOR AND CONTRIBUTORS UKCP SERIES PREFACE - Alexandra Chalfont and Philippa WeitzFOREWORD - Andrew SamuelsINTRODUCTION - Tom WarneckeCHAPTER ONE Psyche and Agora: the Psyche at the crossroads of personal and societal contexts - Tom WarneckeCHAPTER TWO The politics of intelligence: working with intellectual disability - Alan CorbettCHAPTER THREE Clinical snobbery-get me out of here! New clinical paradigms for children with complex disturbances - Camila BatmanghelidjhCHAPTER FOUR Why aren't we educating? Psychotherapy, psy-culture, and the psy-ber world - Alison BryanCHAPTER FIVE Psychotherapy, relationality, and the Long Revolution - Mary MacCallum Sullivan and Harriett GoldenbergCHAPTER SIX Human-based medicine-theory and practice: from modern to postmodern medicine - Michael MusalekCHAPTER SEVEN Routes out of schizophrenia - Theodor IttenCHAPTER EIGHT Counting the cost - Claire EntwistleCHAPTER NINE How broader research perspectives can free clients and psychotherapists to optimise their work together - Peter StrattonINDEX