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.
ABOUT THE EDITOR AND CONTRIBUTORS
UKCP SERIES PREFACE—Alexandra Chalfont and Philippa Weitz
Psyche and Agora: the Psyche at the crossroads of personal and societal contexts—Tom Warnecke
The politics of intelligence: working with intellectual disability—Alan Corbett
Clinical snobbery—get me out of here! New clinical paradigms for children with complex disturbances—Camila Batmanghelidjh
Why aren’t we educating? Psychotherapy, psy-culture, and the psy-ber world—Alison Bryan
Psychotherapy, relationality, and the Long Revolution—Mary MacCallum Sullivan and Harriett Goldenberg
Human-based medicine—theory and practice: from modern to postmodern medicine—Michael Musalek
Routes out of schizophrenia—Theodor Itten
Counting the cost—Claire Entwistle
How broader research perspectives can free clients and psychotherapists to optimise their work together—Peter Stratton
About the Editor:
Tom Warnecke is a somatic-relational psychotherapist, writer and artist with a general psychotherapy practice in London. He teaches internationally, facilitates small and large groups events and developed a relational-somatic approach to Borderline dynamics. Previously, he also worked in community mental health services. His publications include a number of journal papers and book chapters and he is a co-editor of Body, Movement and Dance in Psychotherapy. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the European Association for Psychotherapy (EAP) and a past Vice-chair for the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP).