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The article

Here is a write up of the first year of our critical supervision collective.

The audio

We held a conference to mark the launch of the book at the Freud Museum in June, 2015.

You can listen to the audio of the preview evening here The Many Faces of ‘Critical Psychotherapy’ featuring Professors Del Loewenthal, Michael Rustin and Andrew Samuels.

The audio of the conference is available in four parts.

1. INTRODUCTION

Do we need a Critical Psychotherapy? with Professor Del Loewenthal.

2. WHAT CAN WE LEARN FROM CRITICAL PSYCHOLOGY AND CRITICAL PSYCHIATRY

Toward critical psychotherapy and counselling: what can we learn from critical psychology (and political economy)? With Professor Ian Parker.

The Medical Model: What is it, where did it come from and how long has it got? with Dr Hugh Middelton

and a response from Dr David Morgan.

3. EXTERNAL CRITIQUES

When Love is Not All We Want: Queers, Singles and the Therapeutic Cult of Relationality with Dr Adrian Cocking

Critical theory and psychotherapy with Dr Anastasios Gaitanidis

and a response from Dr Julie Walsh

4. USER AND EDUCATORS PERSPECTIVES

Personal versus medical meanings in breakdown, treatment and recovery from ‘schizophrenia’ with Tom Cotton and Professor Del Loewenthal

Systemic means to subversive ends: maintaining the therapeutic space as a unique encounter with Dr Jay Watts

We welcome your feedback on the conference, whether you attended or have listened to the audios.

We are running a Dialectics of Critical Psychotherapy conference in 2015/16.

The Book

The Critical Psychotherapy Network arose as a consequence of a book – edited by Del – which bought a number of critical practitioners together. For those of you who are interested, the book is called Critical Psychotherapy, Psychoanalysis and Counselling. It consists of the following chapters.PART I: INTRODUCTION
1. Talking Therapies, Culture, the State and Neo-liberalism: Is There a Need for Critical Psychotherapy, Psychoanalysis and Counselling?; Del Loewenthal

PART II: WHAT CAN WE LEARN FROM CRITICAL PSYCHIATRY AND CRITICAL PSYCHOLOGY?
2. The Medical Model: What Is It, Where Did It Come from and How Long Has It Got?; Hugh Middleton
3. Toward Critical Psychotherapy and Counselling: What Can We Learn from Critical Psychology (and Political Economy)?; Ian Parker
4. The Neurobiological Turn in Therapeutic Treatment: Salvation or Devastation?; Kenneth J. Gergen

PART III: USERS’ PERSPECTIVES
5. Personal Versus Medical Meanings in Breakdown, Treatment and Recovery from ‘Schizophrenia’; Tom Cotton and Del Loewenthal

PART IV: CRITIQUES COMING MORE FROM OUTSIDE
6. Critical Theory and Psychotherapy; Anastasios Gaitanidis
7. When Love Is Not All We Want: Queers, Singles and the Therapeutic Cult of Relationality; Mari Ruti and Adrian Cocking
8. Relating to People as revolutionaries; Lois Holzman
9. Work in Contemporary Capitalism; Michael Rustin

PART V: CRITIQUES COMING MORE FROM INSIDE
10. Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Therapy (but Were Afraid to Ask): Fragments of a Critical Psychotherapy; Andrew Samuels
11. Critical Priorities for the Psychotherapy and Counselling Community; Colin Feltham
12. The Deleuzian Project; Chris Oakley
13. Psychoanalysis and the Event of Resistance; Steven Groarke
14. Psychology, Psychotherapy – Coming to Our Senses?; Paul Moloney

PART VI: CRITIQUES OF TRAINING AND LEARNING
15. Contesting the Curriculum: Counsellor Education in a Postmodern and Medicalising Era; Tom Strong, Karen H. Ross, Konstantinos Chondros and Monica Sesma-Vazquez
16. Systemic Means to Subversive Ends: Maintaining the Therapeutic Space as a Unique Encounter; Jay Watts

PART VII: IS THERE AN UNFORTUNATE NEED FOR CRITICAL PSYCHOTHERAPY, PSCYHOANALYSIS AND COUNSELLING?
17. Psychotherapy, Psychoanalysis and Counselling for Oppressors and Oppressed: Sex, Violence and Ideology in Practice?; Del Loewenthal

Do send us feedback on the book if you so wish, either by email or commenting below. We think it’s an important start – but there is more to be done.

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