Mirror and the Hammer by Ernesto Spinelli
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Mirror and the Hammer
By Ernesto Spinelli

The Mirror and the Hammer

Challenging Orthodoxies in Therapeutic Thought

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Mirror and the Hammer by Ernesto Spinelli

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'It is surely worth reading, not only by the author's fellow psychiatrists, but also by psychologists in general' - Contemporary Psychology 'I found this book a joy to read. Each chapter sets out the orthodoxy in question, then proceeds to explain lucidly the author's difficulties with this orthodoxy and to suggest an alternative way of looking at the issues' - Self and Society Psychotherapy's influence seems all pervasive today. But to what end? Is helping people really therapy's main mission? This provocative book explores the alternatives to psychotherapeutic orthodoxies on such vital issues as sexuality; the self; the unconscious; creativity; and the dilemma of evil. Erensto Spinelli challenges psychotherapy, asking if it has retreated from its early promise of being a pivotal agent in our attempts to discover what it means to be human, in exchange for its current role as a pacifier of personal and social unease.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781412901789
ISBN-10: 1412901782
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 140mm x 11mm)
Pages: 206
Imprint: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publish Date: 30-Jan-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Practising Existential Therapy by Ernesto Spinelli Practising Existential Therapy, Paperback (December 2014)

Drawn from the author's experience as an internationally recognized theorist, lecturer and practitioner, this book on existential therapy elucidates this notoriously difficult and distinctly different therapeutic approach to counselling and psychotherapy.

Demystifying Therapy by Ernesto Spinelli Demystifying Therapy, Paperback (October 2006)

Seeking to promote 'mental health', psychotherapists and counsellors end up abusing their clients and themselves. This work argues that areas of the client-therapist relationship have been neglected, and explores ways in which therapists should engage with and listen to their clients in order to be of help.

Tales of Unknowing by Ernesto Spinelli Tales of Unknowing, Paperback (August 2006)

Spinelli is one of the leading exponents existential therapy and one of its most brilliant practitioners. With Oliver Sacks-like skill he gives an account of some of the most unforgettable therapeutic encounters that he has experienced, explaining the core of his work and why the existential approach is key to examining the psychological condition.

Interpreted World by Ernesto Spinelli Interpreted World, Paperback (January 2005)

The Interpreted World, Second Edition, is a welcome introduction to phenomenological psychology, an area of psychology which has its roots in notoriously difficult philosophical literature.

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Author Biography - Ernesto Spinelli

Professor Ernesto Spinelli has gained an international reputation as one of the leading contemporary trainers and theorists of existential analysis as applied to psychology and psychotherapy and, more recently, the related arenas of coaching and conflict mediation. He is a UKCP registered existential psychotherapist, a Fellow of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) as well as an accredited executive coach and coaching supervisor. In 1999, Ernesto was awarded a Personal Chair as Professor of psychotherapy, counselling and counselling psychology. Ernesto is Director of ES Associates, an organisation dedicated to the advancement of psychotherapy, coaching, and supervision through specialist seminars and training programmes. Professor Ernesto Spinelli has gained an international reputation as one of the leading contemporary trainers and theorists of existential analysis as applied to psychology and psychotherapy and, more recently, the related arenas of coaching and conflict mediation. He is a UKCP registered existential psychotherapist, a Fellow of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) as well as an accredited executive coach and coaching supervisor. In 1999, Ernesto was awarded a Personal Chair as Professor of psychotherapy, counselling and counselling psychology. Ernesto is Director of ES Associates, an organisation dedicated to the advancement of psychotherapy, coaching, and supervision through specialist seminars and training programmes.

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