Andrew Samuels reconstitutes the relations between mind and power. . . . This is an ambitious, honest, radical and well-informed book written in a style free of jargon and warmly dialogical.
Peter Homans, University of Chicago
A passionate and compelling case for connecting inner and outer worlds, and for clinicians' greater political involvement--in their training, with their patients and, above all, in the outer world.
A splendid bringing together of Jungian, post-Jungian and Freudian thought in an effort to link psychology and politics . . . a stimulating and thoroughly original book.
A courageous book . . . richer than I can describe . . . thoughtful and illuminating . . . challenges all depth psychologists to wake up from prejudices. . . . [Samuels] carries me along with the great wisdom and merit of his goal. He wants to speak the unspoken. . . . He does that extremely well and brings us all to new awarenesses about the crucial links between politics and depth psychology in our practice and theory.
Polly Young-Eisendrath, Harvest, Fall 1993
Celebrate the publication of The Political Psyche.
About the Author
Andrew Samuels is recognised internationally as a leading commentator from a psychotherapeutic perspective on political and social problems. His work on the father, sexuality, spirituality and ethics has also been widely appreciated. Over forty years, he has evolved a unique blend of post-Jungian, relational psychoanalytic and humanistic approaches to clinical work. A past chair of the UK Council for Psychotherapy, he was co-founder of Psychotherapists and Counsellors for Social Responsibility and also of the Alliance for Counselling and Psychotherapy. He is Professor of Analytical Psychology at Essex University and holds visiting chairs at New York, London, Roehampton and Macau universities. His books have been translated into 19 languages. For Routledge, he is the author of Jung and the Post-Jungians (1985), A Critical Dictionary of Jungian Analysis (1986), The Plural Psyche (1989), The Political Psyche (1993), Relational Psychotherapy, Psychoanalysis and Counselling (edited with Del Loewenthal, 2014), and Passions, Persons, Psychotherapy,Politics (2014).
--This text refers to the Hardcover