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Revolutionary Claims and Visions in Psychotherapy: An Anthropathological Perspective

Research paper by Colin Feltham

Indexed on: 07 Oct '08Published on: 07 Oct '08Published in: Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy



Abstract

Consideration of the semantic problem of revolution in psychotherapy is followed by some justifications for a critical and subjective approach to this discussion. Alleged revolutions in the field are critically examined, followed by an envisaged revolution and its possible ingredients. Attention is paid to the concept of a revolutionary new human, with affective-somatic and embodied-mystical examples given. Obstacles to such revolution are briefly examined and the concept of universal human sickness or anthropathology is discussed, along with the notion of an anti-anthropathological revolution.