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The shadow edition
Hitler on the couch
Sallyann Goodall takes a look at Miller's analysis of Hitler from an object-relations perspective and how, what we know as world history, might have been the outward expression of his hate towards his Jewish father.
The shadows of compassion
Mikele Rauch explores the shadow side of therapy and gives a psychodynamic systems view on some of the challenges facing therapists.
An introduction to Mathias B. Freese's book: The i Tetralogy, where he takes a look at the Holocaust from a psychological perspective.
New Therapist 44
The lucid edition
Jeffery Smith writes about understanding the structure and 'cleavage planes' of psychotherapy i.e. understanding and fostering specific moments of healing and change in the therapeutic action.
Dialogue is the change
Jaakko Seikkula discusses the foundations of dialogical psychotherapy and how this approach can be used in treating serious psychotic problems.
Love is the text, death the subtext
Robert Langs explores the subject of love in psychotherapy and takes a look at the role of true patient-love and true therapist-love in the emotional healing process.
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The legal edition
When the solicitor calls
If you have ever felt left in the dark when it comes to lawyer's letters, this chapter from "Therapists in court" will shed some light on possible responses.
Client confidentiality on the stand
Clinical psychologist Prishika Pillay answers questions about her experience of a court case during which she argued for her client's right to confidentiality after her case file was subpoenaed.
Laying down the law
A compilation of seminal court cases in which psychologists and psychiatrists' involvement have set legal precedents.
Appearing as a witness
The differences between a psychologist appearing as a witness of fact and an expert witness.
Demystifying legal terms for mental health-care workers.
What the supreme court doesn't know
Paula Caplan writes about how the supreme court misused her work on psychiatric diagnoses in the case of a paranoid schizophrenic that was on trial for murder.