Part I. Introduction
1. Talking Therapies, Culture, the State and Neoliberalism: Is There a Need for Critical Psychotherapy, Psychoanalysis and Counselling?
Part II. What Can We Learn from Critical Psychiatry and Critical Psychology?
2. The Medical Model: What Is It, Where Did It Come from and How Long Has It Got?
3. Towards Critical Psychotherapy and Counselling: What Can We Learn from Critical Psychology (and Political Economy)?
4. The Neurobiological Turn in Therapeutic Treatment: Salvation or Devastation?
Kenneth J. Gergen
Part III. Users’ Perspectives
5. Personal versus Medical Meanings in Breakdown, Treatment and Recovery from ‘Schizophrenia’
Tom Cotton, Del Loewenthal
Part IV. Critiques Coming More from Outside
6. Critical Theory and Psychotherapy
7. When Love Is Not All We Want: Queers, Singles and the Therapeutic Cult of Relationality
Mari Ruti, Adrian Cocking
8. Relating to People as Revolutionaries
9. Work in Contemporary Capitalism
Part V. Critiques Coming More from Inside
10. Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Therapy (But Were Afraid to Ask): Fragments of a Critical Psychotherapy
11. Critical Priorities for the Psychotherapy and Counselling Community
12. The Deleuzian Project
13. Psychoanalysis and the Event of Resistance
14. Psychology, Psychotherapy — Coming to Our Senses?
Part VI. Critiques of Training and Learning
15. Contesting the Curriculum: Counsellor Education in a Postmodern and Medicalising Era
Tom Strong, Karen H. Ross, Konstantinos Chondros, Monica Sesma-Vazquez
16. Systemic Means to Subversive Ends: Maintaining the Therapeutic Space as a Unique Encounter
Part VII. Is There an Unfortunate Need for Critical Psychotherapy, Psychoanalysis and Counselling?
17. Psychotherapy, Psychoanalysis and Counselling for Oppressors and Oppressed: Sex, Violence and Ideology in Practice?