This book illustrates the myriad of ways in which hurt was created. It presents an integrative picture of relational psychotherapists working analytically, dynamically, and somatically with therapeutic failures.
Table of Contents
Foreword -- Introduction -- Beyond Binaries -- Introduction to Part I -- Challenging the success-failure polarity in therapeutic practice -- Enactment, acknowledgement, and the bearing of badness -- Life is no picnic -- Techniques: Holding on and Letting Go -- Introduction to Part II -- “Put Down the Duckie”: analytic vigour, rigour, and relinquishment -- Technique as therapeutic escape -- Old ladies, exhausted souls, and a large sack of healing herbs -- Enactments: When Biographies and Self-States Converge -- Introduction to Part III -- The fear of breakdown and the fear from breakthrough -- Failing with dignity -- A Failure with a capital F -- Affects on the Edge -- Introduction to Part IV -- Like a drop at the lip of a glass -- Daring anger and intimacy: clinical failure or success? -- Broader Perspectives -- Introduction to Part V -- An informal account of therapeutic outcomes in one practice of psychotherapy over a twenty year period -- We met in borrowed space -- Failures, challenges, and learning within the field of intercultural psychotherapy, supervision, and training -- Losing my religion? Psychotherapeutic practice as repetition compulsion of character rigidity