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Talking It Better - Pelican Review

Talking It Better: From Insight to Change in the Therapy Room by Matthew Elton In this highly original and engaging book, Matthew Elton invites us to step into his therapy room to see how he works with the people who come to seek his help. Through a series of fictionalised…

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Politics and Therapy: Mapping Areas for Consideration - Pete Sanders

Whenever the issues of politics and therapy come up, they bring with them a myriad of possibilities, from the debates concerning regulation and professionalization through to the advantages of including a psychotherapeutic perspective in all government committees. Yet these possibilities are rarely considered, discussed or elaborated in public amongst person-centred…

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Book Review -  Questioning Psychology

In The Person Centered Journal, Vol. 25, No. 1-2, 2020 Marjorie C. Witty reviews Questioning Psychology: Beyond Theory And Control by Brian E. Levitt. 'In his recent book Questioning Psychology, Dr. Brian Levitt takes the reader on a personal and intellectual journey through the field of clinical psychology and mental health practices.…

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Extract from Other Tongues by Beverley Costa

Chapter 1 - A multilingual client is different from a monolingual client. But multilingualism is largely ignored in core therapy trainings, which tend to be rooted in a monolingual ideology. That is quite surprising, given that multilingualism is on the increase.1 I have spent a long time wondering why this might…

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Extract from Psychiatry and Mental Health: a guide for counsellors and psychotherapists

Chapter 8. - Ethical issues in psychiatry and mental healthcare Chapter outline -  Key ethical frameworks Autonomy Ethical issues in psychiatry and mental healthcare practice Conflicts and tensions between psychiatry and counselling Introduction Whether we are aware of it or not, everything we do as helpers (whether we are mental…

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