1st Edition

Thinking Space
Promoting Thinking About Race, Culture and Diversity in Psychotherapy and Beyond

ISBN 9781782200598
Published October 18, 2013 by Routledge
288 Pages

USD $45.95

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Book Description

This book promotes curiosity, exploration and learning about difference by paying as much attention as to how we learn (process) as to what we learn (content). It shares the thinking, experience and learning of staff at the Tavistock Clinic, the premier psychotherapy training institution in the NHS.

Table of Contents

Series Editor’s Preface -- Foreword -- Introduction -- Thinking space: the model -- Race and our evasions of invitations to think: how identifications and idealizations may prevent us from thinking -- Between fear and blindness: the white therapist and the black patient -- Is it coz I’m white? -- Being “black” in the transference: working under the spectre of racism -- The complexity of cultural competence -- “Class is in you”: an exploration of some social class issues in psychotherapeutic work -- Psychoanalysis and homosexuality: keeping the discussion moving -- Paradoxes and blind spots: an exploration of Irish identity in British organizations and society -- Dehumanization, guilt, and large-group dynamics with reference to the West, Israel, and the Palestinians -- The August 2011 Riots—them and us -- Thinking Space events 2002–2013

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