Inferiority and bereavement: implicit psychological commitments in the cultural history of Scottish psychotherapy

Miller, G. (2018) Inferiority and bereavement: implicit psychological commitments in the cultural history of Scottish psychotherapy. European Journal of Psychotherapy and Counselling, (doi:10.1080/13642537.2017.1421983) (Early Online Publication)

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Abstract

The author has argued that psychoanalytic psychotherapy was seen in Scotland as a way to purify Christianity of supernaturalism and moralism, and to propel the faith in a scientifically rational and socially progressive direction. In making this historiographic claim, certain disciplinary protocols are followed, such as the symmetry postulate and a deprecation of reductive psychohistorical explanation. Nonetheless, the contemporary historian of psychotherapy is a psychologized subject whose historical practice rests upon a complex, prereflective background of psychological presuppositions.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Early Online Publication
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Miller, Dr Gavin
Authors: Miller, G.
College/School:College of Arts > School of Critical Studies > English Literature
Journal Name:European Journal of Psychotherapy and Counselling
Publisher:Taylor and Francis
ISSN:1364-2537
ISSN (Online):1469-5901
Published Online:15 January 2018

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