The following lists the contents of Self and Society, Volume 44 Issue 1.
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Editorial:
Authors: David Kalisch, Richard House
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Article:
Compassionate presence: Buddhist practice and the Person-Centred Approach
Author: Seale
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Abstract:

This article explores the relationship between the Person-Centred Approach (PCA) and Buddhist practice, considering therapeutic presence as a bridge between the two. A small-scale research project, using Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA), was undertaken with four therapists with a Buddhist practice and trained in the PCA. Interviews explored therapists’ experiences of their Buddhist practice in relation to the PCA and therapeutic presence. The four key themes identified – ‘Internal Authority’, ‘Whole-hearted Engagement’, ‘Therapeutic Space’ and ‘Compassion and Acceptance’ – describe a holistic and integral relationship between the PCA and Buddhist practice. While therapeutic presence is an important factor in the relationship, the quality of presence in the therapeutic space, which emphasizes compassion and acceptance, is a significant feature of this relationship.


Counselling Psychology in the UK: a critical-humanistic perspective
Authors: House, Feltham
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Abstract:

In this broad analysis of the history, current state and future prospects of Counselling Psychology as a distinct branch of the Psychology discipline, we first describe how Counselling Psychology emerged historically, and we then review the ways in which Counselling Psychology offers something quite distinct from the mainstream discipline, and which could even begin to resemble a kind of genuinely ‘critical psychology’. We offer a nine-point ‘prospectus’ setting out the value of Counselling Psychology, focusing in particular on its specifically humanistic contributions within Psychology; we also consider its limitations. We urge that non-defensive and engaged attention be given to serious critiques of the psychological therapies, and we advocate ongoing, genuinely critical engagement with such challenges, such that an authentically critical-radical Counselling Psychology might become a genuine possibility.


BOOK REVIEW SYMPOSIUM:
Capitalism versus the climate
Author: Armistead
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Capitalism versus the climate
Author: Kalisch
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Capitalism versus the climate
Author: Belton
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Open Letter: Fighting to save counsellor education
Author: David Murphy
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Article:
For John
Author: Karl Figlio
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A brief memory of John Forrester
Author: Robert Hinshelwood
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John Forrester – reminiscences
Author: Andrew Samuels
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Article:
Natalie Rogers (1928–2015): a personal appreciation
Author: Keith Tudor
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Report:
Global brain and hemispheric separation: the work of Iain McGilchrist
Author: Grethe Hooper Hansen
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Memory and digestion
Author: Robert Sardello
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The AHP chair's page
Author: Lucy Scurfield
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REVIEW ARTICLE:
Capital in the Twenty-first Century
Author: Morgan-Ayrs
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Abstract:

The book Capital in the Twenty-First Century by Thomas Piketty has been a phenomenon in economics, the social sciences, politics and related disciplines. Piketty examines economic data from several centuries and from several countries, and attempts to draw conclusions about the balance between earned income and capital-driven income, and the resulting outcomes for income distribution and income equality. Piketty illustrates the drastic effects of the Great Depression and two World Wars on capital, and the unexpected positive consequences that have, until recently, led to reductions in income inequality. Piketty then examines the recent slide back towards capital-dominated wealth and its role in increased inequality, and extrapolates how this might lead to future critical inequality and social unrest. Finally, Piketty suggests various possible responses to stave off this crisis, with his preferred option being presented as a progressive system of tax on capital.


Book Review:
Avoid capture
Author: Manu Bazzano
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Dances of agency
Author: Rebecca Greenslade
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When things fall apart
Author: Rob Nicholls
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Unlearning, relearning
Author: Karin Jarman
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Psychopolitics and Mad Studies
Author: Peter Beresford
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Therapy at the still point
Author: Julie Webb
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