Politics, Race, Ethnicity & Gender

Questioning Psychology

Questioning Psychology: beyond theory and control

ISBN 9781910919484

What gets in the way of our understanding other people? So asks psychologist Brian Levitt in this challenging and deeply reflective book. Levitt writes with honesty and humility about the profession in which he has worked for 25 years and the people he has worked with. He questions the assumptions that…
Counselling, Class and Politics: undeclared influences in therapy

Counselling, Class and Politics: undeclared influences in therapy

ISBN 9781910919361

First published in 1996, Anne Kearney’s ground-breaking book on class in counselling and its invisibility within the training curriculum and the counselling relationship is reissued here with new commentaries from practitioners, clients and educationalists writing today. Anne died before she could start work on a planned revision of her…
Psychological Therapies for Survivors of Torture

Psychological Therapies for Survivors of Torture: A human-rights approach with people seeking asylum

ISBN 9781910919330

PUBLICATION DATE 26/09/2017 This edited collection of writings by experienced therapists, social workers and interpreters working with survivors of torture in exile, fills a gap in the English-language literature with its specific focus on an increasingly important but neglected client group. The editor, Jude Boyles, is an experienced therapist who established…
The PCA in Japan

The Person-Centered Approach in Japan: Blending a western approach with Japanese culture

ISBN 978 1 906254 40 7 (2015)

Edited by Makiko Mikuni, The Person-Centered Approach in Japan discusses the history and development of the person-centred approach within Japanese counselling culture over the last 65 years. This transcultural counselling study introduces us to a range of settings including working with children and students, aspects of focusing theory and practice, qualitative…
Tales From The Madhouse

Tales from the Madhouse: An insider critique of psychiatric services

ISBN 978 1 906254 75 9

Tales from the Madhouse by Gary Sidley provides critiques of psychiatric practice  that are powerfully backed up by moving, and at times disturbing, stories taken from his long years of practice as a mental health professional. Sidley strongly suggests that current psychiatric practices are based on pseudo-scientific assumptions that…
New Politics

The New Politics of Experience and The Bitter Herbs

ISBN 978 1 906254 74 2 ( 2014)

Read the Preface here The New Politics of Experience and The Bitter Herbs by Theodor Itten and Ron Roberts critiques the practices of psychotherapy and psychology and asks searching questions about the neoliberal motives that drive them. Theorising of the human condition too often follows the ideological fashions of the…
Sexuality existential

Sexuality: Existential Perspectives

ISBN 978 1 906254 70 4 (2014)

Sexuality is a fascinating phenomenon. Familiar to us all, it pervades the personal, social and cultural areas of life; it also remains an elusive and confusing aspect of our existence. Within a range of disciplines, gender studies, psychology, psychoanalysis and sociology to name but a few, great strides have been…
Psychiatry in Context

Psychiatry in Context: Experience, meaning & communities

ISBN 978 1 906254 72 8

This book examines the central role of contexts in understanding psychosis and distress. The contexts in which we all exist, historical, cultural, social, political, economic and interpersonal, shape and give meaning to our lives for good or for bad. Scientific research confirms how contexts of adversity such as trauma, abuse,…