Psychotherapy, Society, and Politics

From Theory to Practice

Authors: Avissar, Nissim

  • A groundbreaking book, which examines and proposes a revolutionary psychological approach 
  • Provides a theoretical foundation for politically conscious therapy work, as well as the guiding principles in implementing this method
  • Opens up new possibilities of thinking afresh on psychotherapy, taking into account real life conditions and the effects of professional work on the social environment                                                                                                     
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About this book

This book offers a comprehensive overview of the overlap between personal and political aspects of life within the context of psychotherapy. It sketches out a clear and detailed narrative of the complex interrelations between psychotherapy, society, and politics. It articulates a theoretical basis for politically conscious and socially responsible therapy work, as well as the guiding principles in implementing this position. Many psychotherapists find themselves struggling when faced with political issues that come up in treatment, both overtly and covertly. Many of them find value in clarifying political aspects of clients' lives and psychotherapy itself, but are hesitant to touch upon this loaded issue or do not know how to approach it. Nissim Avissar’s book opens up new possibilities of thinking afresh on psychotherapy, in a way that takes into account real life conditions and the effects of professional work on the social environment.   

About the authors

Nissim Avissar teaches in the Kibbutzim College of Education and the School of Psychology at the Interdisciplinary Center – Herzliya (IDC), Israel. He is an Israeli clinical psychologist and has published and presented work on the interplay between psychology and education on the one hand and politics, social responsibility, and political engagement (or activism) on the other, particularly within the Israeli context.   

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Politics–Not What You Had in Mind!

    Avissar, Nissim

    Pages 3-8

  • Psychotherapy’s Forgotten Political Narrative

    Avissar, Nissim

    Pages 9-17

  • The Return of the Political to the Discourse of Therapy

    Avissar, Nissim

    Pages 19-30

  • Psychotherapy—Between the Personal and the Political

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    Pages 31-42

  • Theories with an Agenda

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    Pages 43-53

Buy this book

eBook $79.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-57597-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $99.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-137-57596-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Psychotherapy, Society, and Politics
Book Subtitle
From Theory to Practice
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-57597-5
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-57597-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-57596-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 195
Number of Illustrations and Tables
2 illustrations in colour
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