FELTHAM, Colin (2014). If merely more words, what is the point? : a critical response. European Journal of Psychotherapy and Counselling, 16 (4), 1-12.Full text not available from this repository.
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.
|Research Institute, Centre or Group:||Sheffield Institute of Education|
|Depositing User:||Hilary Ridgway|
|Date Deposited:||31 Oct 2014 09:16|
|Last Modified:||28 Jan 2016 14:11|
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