"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 has, for 40 years, been evolving a unique blend of post-Jungian, relational psychoanalytic and humanistic approaches to therapy work. He is recognized internationally as a leading commentator from a psychotherapeutic perspective on political and social problems. His work on the father, sexuality, spirituality and countertransference has also been widely appreciated. He is a Founder Board Member of the International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy, past chair of the UK Council for Psychotherapy, and 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 and Roehampton Universities. His many books have been translated into 19 languages.