If merely more words, what is the point? : a critical response

FELTHAM, Colin (2014). If merely more words, what is the point? : a critical response. European Journal of Psychotherapy and Counselling, 16 (4), 1-12.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13642537.2014.957228
Link to published version:: 10.1080/13642537.2014.957228

Abstract

A critical response is given to the five articles constituting the special issue theme ‘Critical psychotherapy and counselling: if not now, when?’ The related arguments concerning political justice, professional struggles, new public management, therapeutic language use and ecotherapy are considered concisely and challenges made. Into this discussion is injected a degree of ‘brutalist objection’, along with a recommendation for radical honesty, a confession of depressive realism and hints of nihilism. Psychotherapy, whether traditional or critical, is taken to task for its romantic enmeshment in a hubristic fantasy of infinite relevance and improvement.

Item Type: Article
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Sheffield Institute of Education
Identification Number: 10.1080/13642537.2014.957228
Depositing User: Hilary Ridgway
Date Deposited: 31 Oct 2014 09:16
Last Modified: 28 Jan 2016 14:11
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/8638

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