The shame of the psychotherapist

Henderson, David (2007) The shame of the psychotherapist. In: Conversations in the Community, Philadelphia Association, 8 March, 2007, London. . [Conference or Workshop Item]


This paper argues that the practice of psychoanalytic psychotherapy is inherently shameful. Failure to grasp this fact distorts our understanding of the nature of what we do as therapists.There are four dimensions in which shame is an inevitable element of the identity and practice of the psychotherapist: social, epistemologica, political and phenomenological.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > Psychology > Centre for Psychoanalysis
Item ID: 10555
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Depositing User: David Henderson
Date Deposited: 24 Apr 2013 11:13
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2016 14:26

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