Books

In Love With Supervision

In Love with Supervision: creating transformative conversations

ISBN 9781910919514 (06/02/20)

Robin and Joan Shohet are pioneers in supervision training for the helping professions. Much more than a manual, this book embodies the heart, soul, spirit and values of their training courses – a golden treasury of insight, wisdom and practical techniques. Its detailed descriptions of their courses apply directly to…
Inside Out, Outside In

Inside Out, Outside In: transforming mental health practices

ISBN 9781910919491

Human distress has historically been understood and responded to almost exclusively either as a biological disorder or a psychological deficit. This has led to the development of powerful structures, ‘mental health systems’, that have dominated thinking and practice around mental health and been controlled by the psychiatric profession.…
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…
Psychogeography and Psychotherapy

Psychogeography and Psychotherapy: connecting pathways

ISBN 9781910919477

‘Identity is tied to place. The environment is not the backdrop; it is woven through our identity.’ So writes Chris Rose in her introduction to this insightful collection on the mutually enriching relationship between psychogeography and psychotherapy. The book invites an interdisciplinary, reflective and at times poetic exploration…
The Work Cure

The Work Cure: critical essays on work and wellness

ISBN 9781910919439

This provocative collection of essays presents a powerful critique of contemporary discourse that portrays work – paid employment – as a moral imperative, essential for our health and well-being. The contributors describe the mental health impact of modern-day workplaces, with their precarity and constant managerial scrutiny. They throw light on…
Living Well and Dying Well

Living Well and Dying Well: tales of counselling older people

ISBN 9781910919415

Older people rarely feature in counselling literature, and the very old barely at all. Helen Kewell seeks to address this often overlooked topic with a vibrant collection of resonant case studies describing her encounters with some of the old and very old clients with whom she has worked as a…
Case Studies in Existential Therapy: translating theory into practice

Case Studies in Existential Therapy: translating theory into practice

ISBN 9781910919286

Foreword by Emmy van Deurzen The ethos of existential therapy is that practitioners seek to co-create a therapeutic alliance with clients that emphasises being with rather than doing to. Trainees and practitioners alike are therefore eager to have access to accounts of what senior practitioners do in their day-to-day practice.…
Critical Mental Health Nursing: observations from the inside

Critical Mental Health Nursing: observations from the inside

ISBN 9781910919408

The argument that propels this emphatic book is that mental health nursing cannot continue to pin the blame for its own actions and failings on the psychiatric hierarchy. As the editors point out, mental health nursing is a degree-level qualification; it has achieved its ambition to be ‘a profession…