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