Politically Reflective Psychotherapy: Towards a Contextualized Approach 9783030577919

This book shows how clinical psychology has been deliberately used to label, control and oppress political dissidence un

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Politically Reflective Psychotherapy: Towards a Contextualized Approach

Table of contents :
Preface of the Series Editor
1 The Roots of a Politically Reflective Psychotherapy in the Midst of Crisis
1.1 Interrogated by Our Context
1.2 Poverty, Violence and Power Inside the Consulting Room
2 Science and Politics: The Influence of Modernity on Psychotherapy
2.1 Science and Politics
2.2 Sigmund Freud
2.3 Sir Francis Galton
2.4 The Debate on Modernity in Psychotherapy
3 The Desire for Freedom as a Symptom: Political Abuses Around the World
3.1 China
3.2 Soviet Union/Russia
3.3 Hungary, Poland, Yugoslavia and Czechoslovakia
3.4 Germany
3.5 Spain
3.6 United States
3.7 Argentina
3.8 Uruguay
3.9 Brazil
3.10 Cuba
3.11 South Africa
4 From Humanistic Murder to Ecological Mining: The Case of Venezuela
4.1 Recruiting Mental Health Experts to Quiet Dissidence
4.2 Psychotic Dissociation and the Diagnosis of Dissidence
4.3 The Franklin Brito Case
4.4 Psychology, Euphemisms and Oxymorons
4.5 The View from Abroad
4.6 Regarding Our Task as Psychologists
5 Psychotherapy with Victims and Survivors of Violence
5.1 Psychology’s Resistance
5.2 Rendering Family Violence Visible
5.3 Interpersonal and Political Violence
6 Postmodern Bases for a Politically Reflective Psychotherapy
6.1 Latin American Community, Liberation and Clinical Psychology
6.2 Postmodernism and Clinical Psychology
6.3 Contributions to a Politically Reflective Psychotherapy
7 Psychotherapeutic Technique
7.1 Looking for Conversation
7.2 Development of Psychotherapeutic Tools
7.3 Contextualized Understandings
7.4 Denaturalization/Rendering Visible
7.5 Validating and Containing
7.6 Problematization
7.7 The Therapeutic Position
7.8 Training Politically Reflective Therapists
7.9 Conclusions
8 Clinical Examples
8.1 Crisis Intervention
8.2 Psychotherapy with Those Affected by Political Crisis
8.3 Torture Survivors
8.4 Politics at Home
8.5 Final Comments
9 Psychotherapy, Politics and Intimacy: Making the Unconscious Conscious and the Invisible Visible
9.1 Final Critiques

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