The Environment

Its Role in Psychosocial Functioning and Psychotherapy
by Carolyn Saari (Author)
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Challenging Freud's assumption that an individual first develops intrapsychically and is only later confronted with the demands of external reality, Carolyn Saari posits that human beings initially construct a picture of their immediate environment and then construct their identities within that environment. The Environment is an argument in three parts. Part 1 discusses psychoanalytic and developmental theory, showing that while such theory has assumed the existence of an environment, it has taken for granted and therefore left unexamined its role in human development. Michel Foucault's theory of social control provides the framework for Part 2, which examines psychotherapy's capacity either to liberate or to repress the client. Part 3 relates the practical benefits and broader implications of an inclusion of environmental considerations in the practice of psychotherapy.

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EPUB
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DRM Protected
Publication date
January 05, 2002
Publisher
ISBN
9780231506267
Paper ISBN
9780231121972
File size
1 MB
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