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Paul Gordon on art, complexity & ambiguity

This extract is from a recent acquisition to the library here, ‘The Hope of Therapy’ by Paul Gordon. He describes it as “an argument for… therapeutic freedom” as an essential element of creativity. His premise is that therapy cannot meaningfully be reduced to techniques, … Continue reading

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Thousands of children are being medicated for ADHD – when the condition may not even exist – Will Sutcliffe

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/thousands-of-children-are-being-medicated-for-adhd–when-the-condition-may-not-even-exist-10509842.html Thoughtful and useful article by Will about the ‘ADHD’ label, its implications and consequences. The writer too believes the exponential increase in diagnosis and drug treatment makes sense in political and financial terms, rather than in terms of the … Continue reading

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Irvin Yalom on dangerous labels, and becoming a therapist

“What? ‘Borderline patients play games’? That what you said? Ernest, you’ll never be a real therapist if you think like that. That’s exactly what I meant earlier when I talked about the dangers of diagnosis. There are borderlines and there … Continue reading

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Medical Education: Psychiatry and Reductionism as a First-year Medical Student – Evan Einstein

http://www.madinamerica.com/2015/07/medical-education-psychiatry-and-reductionism-as-a-first-year-medical-student/ This is interesting and hopeful… Gratitude to Evan for his willingness and openness to think, question, and challenge – rather than conform and comply, as we are encouraged/constrained to do in our cultures, both here and on the other … Continue reading

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Mutiny of the Soul – Charles Eisenstein

http://beyondmeds.com/2015/01/22/mutiny-of-the-soul/ Click on the link to visit http://www.beyondmeds.com, and this wonderful article by Charles Eisenstein. Palace Gate Counselling Service, Exeter

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Yalom on Diagnostic Labels

‘The standard diagnostic formulation tells the therapist nothing about the unique person he or she is encountering; and there is substantial evidence that diagnostic labels impede or distort listening.’ Irvin Yalom: Existential Psychotherapy Yes, Yalom’s comment is daily evidenced in … Continue reading

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