Politically Reflective Psychotherapy: Towards a Contextualized Approach 9783030577919

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Politically Reflective Psychotherapy: Towards a Contextualized Approach
 9783030577919

Table of contents :
Preface of the Series Editor
Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgements
Contents
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
References
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
References
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
References
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
References
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
References
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
References
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
References
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
References
9 Psychotherapy, Politics and Intimacy: Making the Unconscious Conscious and the Invisible Visible
9.1 Final Critiques
References
Index