Karnac Books interviews Peter Philippson, whose latest book, Gestalt Therapy: Roots and Branches - Collected Papers, shares the fruits of more than 20 years' experience in the field of Gestalt therapy.
'[A] person lives and grows in social surroundings. For performing and understanding the process we have a special social function, based on biological foundations we call instinct or drive.'
In his new book, The Social Nature of Persons: One Person is No Person, A.P. Tom Ornay explores the fundamental importance of the social function and the challenge it poses to contemporary therapeutic practice.
At the age of almost 80, Marco Bacciagaluppi shares his experience of nearly 50 years in the field of psychoanalytic psychotherapy.
Eran J. Rolnik presents Freud in Zion, the first work to explore the encounter between psychoanalytic expertise, Judaism, Modern Hebrew culture and the Zionist revolution.
'[A]s I engaged in my own psychotherapy and spiritual direction, I began to realise that the similarities far outweighed the differences and eventually came to the conclusion that, whilst the content might sometimes (although not always) be rather different, the process and the experience was essentially the same.'
Lynette Harborne tells us about her book, Psychotherapy and Spiritual Direction: Two Languages, One Voice?
The breakdown of intimate personal relationships, including marriage, is costing not only individuals but the nation, dearly. An important new book, How Couple Relationships Shape Our World, identifies how nurturing couple relationships should be at the heart of Government policy.
'De Maré’s papers provide a historical framework of group analysis. They also represent an important shift in thinking about the role of groups as a way to both socialise the individual and humanise society.'
Editors Rachel Lenn and Karen Stefano discuss a new collection of papers by a seminal thinker in group analysis.
Rory Hafford reviews Understanding Dreams in Clinical Practice, by Marcus West.
'We find many people who do not manage to put into words the sentiments they would like us to take into account and it is useful to know that drawing their experiences might give them a tool to express their thoughts and feelings.'
A.H. Brafman describes some of his original observations on the use of drawings in therapy, which proved the starting-point for a unique, new book.
84% of counsellors in training withheld personal information from their supervisors. This 'factoid' was the impetus for Jonathan Ingrams's new book, which helps prospective counsellors confront their inner selves and what approach to therapy might suit them best.
Josette ten Have-de Labije and Robert J. Neborsky describe some of the factors that help ensure success in this challenging field of psychotherapeutic intervention.
Healing Intelligence: The Spirit in Psychotherapy - Working with Darkness and Light - Author's notes
'The book is packed with practical advice, is informal, jargon-free, anecdotal, and humorously self-revolutionary. Unlike many books that emphasise the duties and responsibilities of the therapist to the client, this book emphatically emphasises the wellbeing of the therapist.'
Mavis Klein on a new book that shares with other practitioners the fruits of a long and varied therapeutic career.
What difficulties might clinicians encounter when patients talk about God or their spiritual life? A new book by Margaret Clark examines the issue.
'Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one cannot stay silent.'
M. Gerard Fromm presents stories and ideas that illustrate the ways unspoken traumas are transmitted through the generations.
Based on candid, in-depth interviews with over 50 international money managers, David Tuckett brings psychoanalytic theories of finance and the markets bang up to date.
In What is Madness? Darian Leader re-appraises the line drawn between mental illness and health.