Critical Psychotherapy, Psychoanalysis and Counselling

Implications for Practice

  • Del Loewenthal

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxviii
  2. Introduction

  3. What Can We Learn from Critical Psychiatry and Critical Psychology?

  4. Users’ Perspectives

  5. Critiques Coming More from Outside

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 93-93
    2. Anastasios Gaitanidis
      Pages 95-107
    3. Lois Holzman
      Pages 125-137
    4. Michael Rustin
      Pages 138-155
  6. Critiques Coming More from Inside

  7. Critiques of Training and Learning

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 239-239
    2. Tom Strong, Karen H. Ross, Konstantinos Chondros, Monica Sesma-Vazquez
      Pages 241-263
  8. Is There an Unfortunate Need for Critical Psychotherapy, Psychoanalysis and Counselling?

  9. Back Matter
    Pages 303-309

About this book


This book explores what 'critical' means for the talking therapies in a climate of increasing state influence and intervention. It looks at theoretical and practical notions of 'critical' from perspectives including queer theory, feminism, Marxism, the psychiatric survivor movement, as well as from within counsellor training and education.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Del Loewenthal
    • 1
  1. 1.University of RoehamptonUK

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