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
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    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 - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Sheffield Institute of Education
    Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1080/13642537.2014.957228
    Page Range: 1-12
    Depositing User: Hilary Ridgway
    Date Deposited: 31 Oct 2014 09:16
    Last Modified: 18 Mar 2021 23:00
    URI: https://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/8638

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