Laurence Spurling Introduction 1. Ellen Noonan Tradition in Training 2. David Aberbach 'Infidel Jew': Freud, Jewish Ritual and Psychoanalysis 3. David Hewison Tradition and Experience: The Psyche in the Realm of the Sacred in Jungian Thought 4. Nina Farhi D.W. Winnicott and a Personal Tradition 5. J.M. Heaton The Sceptical Tradition in Psychotherapy 6. Zbigniew Kotowicz Tradition, Violence and Psychotherapy. Name Index. Subject Index.
As a psychotherapist, in whose name do I speak? How can I come to speak in my own name? What does 'tradition' mean in psychotherapy? Originally published in 1993, the contributors to this book - all practising psychotherapists and teachers - explore these questions and investigate how theories and practices are passed on from one generation to the next. Their responses range over questions of training and indoctrination, the idea of tradition in the thought of Freud, Jung and Winnicott, and the implications of these questions for the practice of psychotherapy.