“Discursive Perspectives in Therapeutic Practice,” alternatives to medical psychiatry

Andy Lock and Tom Strong’s new book, Discursive Perspectives in Therapeutic Practice is hot off the presses. It includes a chapter by Lois Holzman and Fred Newman, Activity and performance (and their discourses) in social therapeutic method. Other featured authors include: Kenneth J. and Mary Gergen, Sue Levin , (International Class alumna) Saliha Bava, Lois Shawver, and John Shotter

The book makes the (philosophical) case for a discursive and relational approach to therapy — juxtaposing it to the diagnostic approach of the DSM-5 and medical psychiatry. It presents a range of innovative discursive methods, showing how each can be applied in real therapeutic situations. 

Says Holzman in a video message to the authors: 

Congratulations Andy and Tom!….Protestors who are occupying the American Psychiatric Association meetings in Philadelphia are saying that they want other voices. Other voices mean other choices…and it’s in the spirit of that demand that the publication of your book is very significant — so let’s get people to read it!


About Janet Wootten

Janet Wootten is a media and public relations professional, a member of the Institute’s Board of Directors and a leader of its annual community fundraising campaign.
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