The following lists the contents of Self and Society, Volume 32 Issue 5.
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Editorial:
Author: Alexandra Chalfont
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Working with Refugees:
The Refugee Therapy Centre
Author: Aida Alayarian
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Abstract:

What can be done to reduce social exclusion to promote greater social participation and better access to services among Refugee and Asylum Seekers with mental health problems?


Going away
Author: John Denford
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Why, as nearly as we can, we want our Refugee Centre to be run by people who have known enforced migration
Author: Josephine Klein
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Supervision of Therapeutic Work With Refugees and Asylum Seekers
Author: Lennox K Thomas
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Loss and Recovery
Author: Dorothy Daniell
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Abstract:

I have been working at the Refugee Therapy Centre for three years, as a therapist. My training was at the London Centre for Psychotherapy, where I qualified in 1981. Since then, my work has been mainly in private practice.


Counter-transference in working with refugees
Author: Aida Alayarian
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Abstract:

Therapists need to be aware of their own feelings and reactions to their patients. We might become affected by strong feelings from the patient's past relationships that had had an influential role in their life, which may now affect the therapeutic relationship. Hearing the stories of patients who have experienced violence and persecution will have some impact on the therapist. It is often the case that therapists feel overwhelmed by the emotions brought by the patient, or by the horror of their story. It is very difficult to remain neutral and to comply with the accepted practice of the blank screen, traditionally adopted in psychoanalytic therapy. For those people who are in the process of reclaiming their lives after fleeing for their safety, blank-screen therapy will be of little help. The therapist needs to be present, and to be emotionally available to themselves and to the patient. In doing so, the therapist is committing to their own personal exploration without guarantees of where it might lead them.


Article:
The regular COLUMN
Author: Mike Fitter
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Abstract:

My first contribution to the column-why did I volunteer? Because I've increasingly appreciated S&S over the past 2 to 3 years, seeing it growing in a way that I identify with, and wanting to be a part of that development. Because it's a rare chance to have my own voice in words, a minimal brief (write 400 words), the freedom and challenge to create. And because it's an opportunity to explore ideas and words with an audience who have a shared interest in the relationship between the personal and the collective and the inner and outer worlds of experience.


A Celebration of David Jones
Author: Eric Whitton
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AHP(B) page
Author: Tony Morris
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Book Review:
Reviews
Authors: Helena Løvendal-Sørensen, Geoff Johnson, John Rowan
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Letter:
Letters
Authors: Denis Postle, Geoff Lamb
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