This book draws together radical critiques of therapy and shows how therapists have become too willing administrators of the mind, and how they then delight in the bureaucratic management of therapeutic practice.
Table of Contents
Foreword -- Introduction -- The Profession-Centred Therapy Form -- Therapy in deconstructive perspective -- Therapy's “regime of truth” -- Deconstructing profession-centred therapeutic practice: I. Resistance, boundaries and "frame", holding, "material" generation -- Deconstructing profession-centred therapeutic practice: II. Confidentiality, safety, abuse, ethics -- "Consumer" Experiences of Profession-Centred Therapeutic Practice -- Experiences of profession-centred therapeutic practice: I. Background issues -- Rosie Alexander's Folie à Deux -- Ann France's Consuming Psychotherapy -- Anna Sands' Falling for Therapy -- A New Paradigm, Post-Professional Era? -- Precursor of post-modernity: the phenomenon of Georg Groddeck -- The “New Paradigm” challenge: intimations of a post-professional era -- Whither “Post-Professional” Therapy? -- Reflections on profession-centred therapy -- Elaborations on the “post-professional” era -- Conclusion: who, then, would be a therapist? -- Afterword