As a psychotherapist, in whose name do I speak? How can I come to speak in my own name? What does ‘tradition’ mean in psychotherapy? Originally published in 1993, the contributors to this book – all practising psychotherapists and teachers – explore these questions and investigate how theories and practices are passed on from one generation to the next. Their responses range over questions of training and indoctrination, the idea of tradition in the thought of Freud, Jung and Winnicott, and the implications of these questions for the practice of psychotherapy.
It will be of special interest to psychotherapists and counsellors, as well as students and teachers of therapy. With its emphasis on how psychotherapy might gain by seeing its connections to other traditions, such as literature, philosophy and the creative arts, the book will also appeal to a wider readership.
Table of Contents
Laurence Spurling Introduction 1. Ellen Noonan Tradition in Training 2. David Aberbach ‘Infidel Jew’: Freud, Jewish Ritual and Psychoanalysis 3. David Hewison Tradition and Experience: The Psyche in the Realm of the Sacred in Jungian Thought 4. Nina Farhi D.W. Winnicott and a Personal Tradition 5. J.M. Heaton The Sceptical Tradition in Psychotherapy 6. Zbigniew Kotowicz Tradition, Violence and Psychotherapy. Name Index. Subject Index.