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Power, Resistance and Liberation in Therapy with Survivors of Trauma


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Introducing the Introduction. Introduction. Part I: Therapy, Power, Resistance and Trauma. Therapy and Social Context. Power. Resistance. Understanding Trauma with Respect to Power and Resistance. Part II: Liberation and Therapy: Theory. Liberation Psychology: An Overview. Liberation Psychology: Critical Reflection. Systemic and Narrative Approaches to Liberation. Communication and Constructionist Approaches to Liberation. Drawing the Theory Together. Part III: Liberation and Therapy: Practice. Ways of Working with Power, Resistance and Liberation. The Recovery of Historical Memory. De-ideologising Everyday Experience. Utilising the People's Virtues. Drawing the Practices Together. Part IV: Final Reflections on Theory and Practice. Resistance as Creativity. Therapy that Breaks the Heart. Appendix.

About the Author

Taiwo Afuape is a Principal Clinical Psychologist and Systemic Psychotherapist working in South Camden Community CAMHS for the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust and Principal Systemic Psychotherapist in an adult psychology and psychotherapy service in CNWL NHS Foundation Trust.


"Innovative and very challenging... not only locating therapy within systemic, political and cultural contexts but also providing much useful clinical advice -- highly recommended!" - Professor Eia Asen, Clinical Director of the Marlborough Family Service, London, and Visiting Professor at University College London, UK "Terrific! As the title promises, it taught me to break my heart; it also expanded my mind and filled my soul with gladness. Speaking from personal and professional experience and integrating an unusual set of theories, Taiwo shows how power, resistance and liberation help therapists -- and ordinary people outside of therapy -- act collaboratively with others." - W. Barnett Pearce, Fielding Graduate University, California, USA a

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