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Pluralism in Psychotherapy: Critical Reflections from a Postregulation Landscape
Keith Tudor (Editor)
PB. 406 pp. 230x160. Illus. Mono.


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Pluralism in Psychotherapy: Critical Reflections from a Postregulation Landscape 
Keith Tudor (Editor)

ISBN: 9781877431791
PB. 406 pp. 230x160. Illus. Mono.

Dr Keith Tudor is Professor of Psychotherapy and Head of the School of Public Health & Psychosocial Studies, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, Aotearoa New Zealand

This book chronicles the history of the moves towards the statutory regulation of psychotherapy and the state registration of psychotherapists in Aotearoa New Zealand, and:
  • Includes a critique from indigenous practitioners of such moves.
  • Provides a detailed critique of the legislative framework for such regulation and registration.
  • Elucidates the arguments against and for such regulation and registration.
  • Clarifies the distinction between the registration of title and the broader regulation of the profession and practice of psychotherapy and related activities such as supervision and education and training.
  • Is a thoroughly revised and extended edition of the original book, The Turning Tide, including a new introduction and five new chapters.
  • Offers a critical reflection from a post-regulation landscape aimed at informing both local and overseas colleagues about the implications and impact of state registration and statutory regulation.
  • Promotes a pluralistic perspective on the practice of psychotherapy.
This important book should be a must for all involved with regulating psychotherapy.

Contributors: Paul Bailey, A. Roy Bowden, Heather Came, Sue Cornforth, Alastair Crockett, Grant Dillon, Nick Drury, Louise Embleton Tudor, Jonathan Fay, Richard House, Robert Jenkins, Sean Manning, Anne Martin, Margaret Poutu Morice, Denis Postle, Coinneach Shanks, Susan Shaw, Evan M. Sherrard, Keith Tudor, Haare Williams, Wiremu Woodard, Jeremy Younger

What others say

In Pluralism in Psychotherapy Keith Tudor and colleagues  examin[e] the inner core of psychotherapy  what is it? how does it work? who gets to practice it? and, most importantly, who gets to benefit from it? This volume examines an uncomfortable space  and we all need to examine our notions of psychotherapy by learning from the experience of the psychotherapy profession in Aotearoa New Zealand.
Bruce Wampold, Professor of Counseling Psychology and Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, University of WisconsinMadison, USA, and author of The Great Psychotherapy Debate

This is a superb book. It offers rich, nuanced, deepening layers of complexity, in a sophisticated weaving together of politics, history, law, neuroscience, ethics, culture, society, environment and the lived experiences of psychotherapists. Contributors write with personal/political passion and analytical rigour, and dialogue with sensitivity and compassion. [the] close readings of the post-regulation landscape in Aotearoa New Zealand [are] absolutely compelling, but the debates in Pluralism in Psychotherapy about the contemporary nature/meanings of psychotherapy are applicable everywhere. This is an important book, for its academic insights  and as a call for psychotherapists to think more politically.
Dr Deborah Lee, Senior Lecturer, Nottingham Trent University, UK



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