Thinking Space : Promoting Thinking about Race, Culture and Diversity in Psychotherapy and Beyond.
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- London : Taylor & Francis Group, 2013.
- Tavistock Clinic Ser.
Tavistock Clinic Ser.
1 online resource (289 pages)
- Cultural awareness.
Psychotherapy -- Moral and ethical aspects.
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- 'Thinking Space' was set up to develop the capacity of staff and trainees at the Tavistock Clinic to think about racism, and other forms of hatred toward difference in ourselves and others. Drawing on Bion's (1962) distinction between "knowing" and "knowing about", the latter of which can be a defence against knowing a subject in a deeper and emotionally real way, Thinking Space sought to promote curiosity, exploration and learning about difference, by paying as much attention as to how we learn (process) as to what we learn (content).This book is a celebration of ten years of Thinking Space at the Tavistock Clinic and a way of sharing the thinking, experience and learning gained over these years. Thinking Space functions, among other things, as a test-bed for ideas and many of the papers included here began as presentations, and were encouraged and developed by the experience. These papers do not seek to provide a coherent theory or set of views. On the contrary they are very diverse and decidedly so, as finding, expressing and developing one's own personal idiom involves emotional truthfulness and is an important part of getting to know oneself: both of which are important prerequisites to getting to know the other.
SERIES EDITOR'S PREFACE
ABOUT THE EDITOR AND CONTRIBUTORS
CHAPTER ONE Thinking space: the model
CHAPTER TWO Race and our evasions of invitations to think: how identifications and idealizations may prevent us from thinking
CHAPTER THREE Between fear and blindness: the white therapist and the black patient
CHAPTER FOUR Is it coz I'm white?
CHAPTER FIVE Being "black" in the transference: working under the spectre of racism
CHAPTER SIX The complexity of cultural competence
CHAPTER SEVEN "Class is in you": an exploration of some social class issues in psychotherapeutic work
CHAPTER EIGHT Psychoanalysis and homosexuality: keeping the discussion moving
CHAPTER NINE Paradoxes and blind spots: an exploration of Irish identity in British organizations and society
CHAPTER TEN Dehumanization, guilt, and large group dynamics with reference to the West, Israel, and the Palestinians
CHAPTER ELEVEN The August 2011 Riots-them and us
APPENDIX Thinking Space events 2002-2013
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- Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2021. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
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- Print version: Lowe, Frank Thinking Space
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