The following lists the contents of Self and Society, Volume 28 Issue 3.
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Editorial:
Author: Alexandra Chalfont
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Article:
‘A Fair Field Full of Folk’: Humanistic and Psychodynamic Therapy
Author: Nick Totton
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Abstract:

I entered the field of psychotherapy through the gate marked ‘humanistic’; but Wilhelm Reich, who developed the style of therapy that I was taught, worked within the psychoanalytic tradition. Although he is often claimed as one of the founding parents of humanistic therapy, Reich himself—unlike Perls and Berne, for example, who also started as psychoanalysts—never announced himself as ‘humanistic’; his break with the analysts was primarily about the use of bodywork and about his left wing politics, and in many ways Reich's technique remained firmly psychodynamic.


Psychoanalysis vs Humanistic Therapy: A Plea for Inhumanity
Author: Dany Nobus
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Can There be a Unified Psychotherapy?
Author: Peter Lomas
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Abstract:

Human beings have developed an impressive capacity to discriminate: to arrange their perception of the world into precise entities to which they then give names so that they can communicate about them. In achieving this feat they have, however, become very dependent on this ability. Indeed, we may wonder whether it has become counterproductive. In contemporary society everything that is studied, and the methods by which it is studied, are divided into categories. It has now come to a point where, to be considered a person of worth, one must be a specialist.


Shutting the stable door after the horse has bolted
Author: Anna sands
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Abstract:

As a client who has been through a depressingly counter-productive ‘grievance’ process, I was reassured to read of the concern and debate amongst therapists on this subject in Volume 28 of Self and Society. The healthy suggestions in the articles by Nick Totton and John Sivyer were in stark contrast to the muddle and insensitivity I came up against when my therapy went badly wrong.


Re: UKCP Ethics and Complaints Procedures A Response from the UKCP
Author: Janet Boakes
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Gender Difference and Boarding School
Author: Nick Duffell
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Abstract:

Over the years Self and Society has been kind enough to publish pieces about our work with the psychological effects of boarding school and about our work with couples and gender. In this essay, which is adapted from my recent book on the psychology of boarding education, The Making of Them, I want to share some of our thinking on gender difference which partly arose from running workshops for Boarding School Survivors. We started putting on these workshops only for men, as an offshoot of the fledgling Men's Movement in the late eighties. However, we had so many letters from women telling us that they had felt damaged by boarding that we felt the need to offer groups for women, with very little idea of what we would find.


Blue Suede Shoes
Author: Michelle Webster
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Abstract:

Therapy that prioritises feelings focuses on the development and maintenance of emotional relationships. I want to reflect on how the therapist's emotional Involvement is developed and maintained in therapy that focuses on feelings.


The regular Column
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AHP pages
Author: John Buckle
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AHPP page
Author: Tone Horwood
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Abstract:

AHPP's new journey seems to be very much under way; the incorporation is almost complete and the board has been thinking about where we might like to be in the mid term future.


Book Review:
Reviews
Authors: Vivienne Silver-Leigh, Vivienne Silver-Leigh
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Letter:
Letters
Authors: Noni Kers, Tony Morris, Natalie Simpson
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Article:
Old Saybrook 2 Conference
Author: John Rowan
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