How Psychotherapy Fits into a Dissolving Social Structure

 I wrote the article “How Psychotherapy Fits into a Dissolving Social Structure” in response to a heated exchange between the sociologist Professor Eva Illouz and three members of the Israel Psychoanalytic Society in the weekend magazine of the Israeli newspaper Haaretz.  The article was published in the August 11, 2012 weekend edition.  This article is only available to subscribers and can be read here:

My op-ed was an abridged version of a chapter than can be accessed in my book Mothering and Psychoanalysis: Clinical, Sociological and Feminist Perspectives (Demeter Press, 2014). The article and the chapter explore the antipathy between sociology and psychotherapy and make the case that both paradigms and practices have something to offer each other. As someone who is both a psychotherapist and a sociologist I argue that each can and should be informed by the other as per a long history beginning with Freud, Erich Fromm, the Frankfurt School and others.



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PPMD Therapy | Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Melbourne and Daylesford | Petra Bueskens B.A, (Hons), Grad. Dip. (Psych. & Couns.)