Enchantments of the Clinic

Enchantments of the Clinic : Power, Eroticism, and Illusion in the Clinical Relationship

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A pragmatic existential therapist exposes a suggestive underworld of clinical experience, not only disclosing direct experience of the erotization of the clinic, the erotization of the clinician, and the erotization of clinical confession, but also showing by example that these enchantments facilitate psychological healing if managed well. Addressing clinical and cultural concerns, the philosophically-minded dialogical therapist also offers a vigorous critique of the clinical nihilism that defines psychotherapeutic practice in the postmodern clinic.
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  • Hardback | 356 pages
  • 152.4 x 231.14 x 27.94mm | 680.39g
  • Northvale NJ, United States
  • English
  • 0765707780
  • 9780765707789

Table of contents

Chapter 1 Introduction: The Clinical Trenches Part 2 Part I: Themes Chapter 3 Chapter 1: The Erotization of the Clinic Chapter 4 Chapter 2: The Erotization of the Clinician Chapter 5 Chapter 3: The Erotization of Confession Part 6 Part II: Variations Chapter 7 Chapter 4: The Therapy of Confession Chapter 8 Chapter 5: The Edge of Therapy Chapter 9 Chapter 6: Trail of the Human Serpent Chapter 10 Chapter 7: The Hysterization of Incest Part 11 Part III: Aberrations Chapter 12 Chapter 8: Anarchism and Ethics Chapter 13 Chapter 9: Therapeutic Sensibility Chapter 14 Chapter 10: Clinical Nihilism Chapter 15 Chapter 11: The Therapeutic Artiste Chapter 16 Chapter 12: Normality in the Light of Madness Chapter 17 Conclusion: After the Fall Chapter 18 Appendix: Freud's Ghost Chapter 19 Bibliography
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About Carl P. Ellerman

Carl P. Ellerman, PhD, is a psychotherapist in private practice. He publishes in psychotherapy and philosophy and has revised the theory and practice of existential psychology in professional literature.
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