The Making of Psychotherapists
An Anthropological Analysis
By (author) James Davies
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Making of Psychotherapists by James Davies
Book DescriptionHere, for the first time, is a book that submits the psychoanalytic training institute to deep anthropological scrutiny. It expertly uncovers the hidden institutional devices used to transform trainees into professionals. By attending closely to what trainees feel, do, and think as they struggle towards professional status, it exposes the often subtle but deeply penetrating effects psychoanalytic training has upon all who pass through it; effects that profoundly shape not only therapists (professionally and personally), but also the community itself. Davies' fascinating and original data is culled from his extensive fieldwork, his case-studies of clinical work, and his interviews with teachers, senior practitioners and trainees. This book is written to be accessible to all those who have an interest in the therapeutic profession from the professional (whether psychotherapist or anthropologist) to the trainee and general reader.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781855756564
(230mm x 147mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Karnac Books
Publisher: Karnac Books
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - James Davies
James Davies, PhD, is a member of St Cross College, University of Oxford, where he also obtained his doctorate in social anthropology. He is a social anthropologist, a qualified and practicing psychotherapist working in the NHS, and a senior lecturer in the School of Human and Life Sciences, Roehampton University (London).
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