The following lists the contents of Self and Society, Volume 35 Issue 1.
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Editorial:
Author: Maxine Linnell
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Article:
The psychological impact of breast cancer assessed: the testimony of a psychotherapist and breast cancer sufferer
Author: Cordelia Galgut
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Abstract:

I write this article from the perspective of a mental health practitioner and academic, trained in Psychology, Counselling and Psychotherapy, who has also lived through two breast cancer diagnoses. In May 2004, then in November of the same year, in my late forties, I was diagnosed with node-negative, grade 2, ductal breast cancers; two small, hormone-sensitive tumours, one in each breast, for which I was treated with breast-conserving surgery, radiotherapy, and adjuvant therapy after the second radiotherapy.


Benign Revelation: Writing about work with clients
Author: Patti Owens
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Confidentiality is at the heart of therapy practice. Clients rely on our discretion in protecting the privacy of their therapeutic experience. Nevertheless, most therapists set some limits to the confidentiality they offer. As a matter of professional responsibility, humanistic therapists open their work to regular scrutiny by peers and supervisors. All therapists, even in private practice, can be asked to disclose information on their clients for medical or legal reasons. These situations necessarily limit confidentiality to some degree and as humanistic practitioners we usually make this explicit to our clients at the outset of therapy. Meanwhile, colleagues involved in the NHS or Employee Assistance Programme schemes are routinely asked to breach confidentiality in providing initial diagnostic information, asking for client self-assessment and feedback on the therapy experience, and reporting on outcomes of therapy with individual clients (Barkham et al., 2006).


Thinking Aloud: Belief and Counselling
Author: Benedikte Uttenthal
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A couple of years ago, the professional organisation for counselling and psychotherapy in Scotland, COSCA, cancelled its annual two-day conference. I was disappointed on two counts, firstly, that too few of my colleagues had signed up for it to run when I had been immediately engaged by the topic and secondly that the topic, belief, is of profound importance and overdue for examination. It was with great interest then that I read Chris Scott's article in Self and Society ‘The Doctrines of Psychology’ (Vol. 33, No. 5) in the spring of last year. I offer the following thoughts as a continuation of the conversation.


Tributes to Vivienne Silver Leigh:
Authors: Joy Manné, Catherine Dowling
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Integrating Psychotherapy and Breathwork: Awakening the transpersonal through the use of the Breath:
Author: Vivienne Silver-Leigh
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I work in private practice as a transpersonal psychotherapist, having studied in London, UK at the CCPE on the advanced transpersonal Psychotherapy diploma course.


The Regular COLUMN
Author: Julian Nangle
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Shelf Life
Author: Nick Duffell
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AHP(B) Chair's Page
Author: Tony Morris
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Book Review:
Reviews
Authors: Mike Berry, Susan Jordan, John Rowan
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