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Being and Relating in Psychotherapy

Ontology and Therapeutic Practice

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18 October 2013

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17 October 2013

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Clients who seek therapy often feel they are struggling with their whole being: their emotional, physical, relational and social selves. Understanding this is crucial to developing a successful therapeutic relationship.

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Clients who seek therapy often feel they are struggling with their whole being: their emotional, physical, relational and social selves. Understanding this is crucial to developing a successful therapeutic relationship.Using psychodynamic, psychoanalytic and existential ideas, this book explores topics fundamental to human living, such as love, generosity, shame, mortality and spirituality. It considers how these states of being can affect clients' lives and the important role they play in the relationship between the therapist and the client. Combining theory with clinical experience and practice, it provides trainee and practising therapists with a thought-provoking perspective that broadens and enriches thinking, reflection and understanding of their work.Drawing on original thought from a range of theorists including Bion, Buber, Freud, Heidegger, Irigaray, Jung, Klein and Winnicott, this book is an important contribution for students and practitioners in the fields of counselling and psychotherapy.

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Breadth of coverage in a single volume
Connects relational aspects of therapy (currently very prominent in academic debate) with wider philosophical issues of universal interest and appeal
Based on 30 years of teaching experience at the respected and influential training institute, WPF Therapy, which has a network of 28 centres around the UK

PART I: THE THERAPEUTIC RELATIONSHIP
1. Ontology and Therapeutic Practice; C.Driver
2. The Healing Relationship; M.Elfred
3. Not Speaking: Thinking more about the 'Talking Cure'; M.Errington
4. The I
Thou Relationship; S.Gross
PART II: THE PERSONAL AND INTERPERSONAL
5. Generosity; S.Crawford
6. Love and Relationship; C.Driver
7. Shame; J.Rignell
8. On Loneliness; G.Brown
9. Living with Mortality; L.Hotchkies and N.Hudson
PART III: THE PERSONAL, SOCIAL AND CULTURAL
10. An Exploration Into the Nature of the Self; J.Stewart
11. The Diversity Agenda in the Consulting Room; J.Newbigin
12. Sexuality and Therapeutic Practice; B.Greally
13. The Artist's Fear of the Psychotherapist; M.Thomas
14. Religions in Relation to Values; D.Black
15. Time and Rites of Passage; L.Murdin.

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Dr. Christine Driver is a Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist and Jungian Analyst. She is Director of Training at WPF Therapy and teaches, supervises and works in private practice. She has written and co-edited, Supervising Psychotherapy, (Sage, 2002); Supervision and the Analytic Attitude, (Whurr, 2005) and a number of papers.

Stephen Crawford is a Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist. He is a Senior Programme Manager at WPF Therapy and teaches and supervises there, while also working in private practice. He taught Ontology at WPF for several years and has written several papers on psychotherapy and supervision

John Stewart is a Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist and a Jungian Analyst. He was formerly Assistant Director of...

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Dr. Christine Driver is a Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist and Jungian Analyst. She is Director of Training at WPF Therapy and teaches, supervises and works in private practice. She has written and co-edited, Supervising Psychotherapy, (Sage, 2002); Supervision and the Analytic Attitude, (Whurr, 2005) and a number of papers.

Stephen Crawford is a Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist. He is a Senior Programme Manager at WPF Therapy and teaches and supervises there, while also working in private practice. He taught Ontology at WPF for several years and has written several papers on psychotherapy and supervision

John Stewart is a Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist and a Jungian Analyst. He was formerly Assistant Director of Training at WPF Therapy and now teaches, supervises and works in private practice. He was a contributing author to Supervising Psychotherapy, (Sage, 2002).

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