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Chapter 9: Hermeneutics and the Moral Dimension of Psychotherapy
I grew up in the 1970s, a time when many of America's long-cherished images of itself were put to the test. My self-awareness was colored by an awareness of Watergate, a slew of social problems, the energy crisis, pollution and environmental degradation, and our involvement in Vietnam. America's grandiose, narcissistic delusions about its unquestioned role as world leader were in the process of being burst. Like many in my generation, I was confused about my place in the world, and wondered how to best make use of my life. But my questioning soon took a darker turn; I spent much of my adolescence feeling suicidal.
Later in my life, my interest in ...