‘It is surely worth reading, not only by the author's fellow psychiatrists, but also by psychologists in general’ — Contemporary Psychology. ’I found this book a joy to read. Each chapter sets out the orthodoxy in question, then proceeds to explain lucidly the author's difficulties with this orthodoxy and to suggest an alternative way of looking at the issues’ — Self and Society Psychotherapy's influence seems all pervasive today. But to what end? Is helping people really therapy's main mission? This provocative book explores the alternatives to psychotherapeutic orthodoxies on such vital issues as sexuality; the self; the unconscious; creativity; and the dilemma of evil. Erensto Spinelli challenges psychotherapy, asking if it has retreated from its early promise of being a pivotal agent in our attempts to discover what it means to be human, in exchange for its current role as a pacifier of personal and social unease.

To Disclose or to not Disclose – That is the Question

To Disclose or to not Disclose – That is the Question

To disclose or to not disclose – that is the question

Imagine, for a moment, that your professional expertise lies in the arena of consultancy. You maintain a private office which is suitably equipped for your professional consultations with your clients whom you meet at prearranged and specified dates and times. What might most concern you about the appearance of this private space? Would you, for instance, seek to ensure that it exuded an air of neutrality or even anonymity such that nothing whatsoever within it would reveal any aspect of your personality, your interests, your professional and private life? For example, would you avoid the presence of any books that might divulge your taste ...

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