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    What is Normal? Psychotherapists Explore the Question

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    Can ‘‘being normal’’ ever be observed and tested? Who defines the norm of mental health? Is it constrained by a social concept of normal? And how do we ever reach an understanding of ‘‘not normal’’. An outstanding collection of therapists consider how their profession is engaging with these questions.

    This title is due to be published on the 30th November 2020. You can if you wish order it now at our special price and we will deliver it to you as soon as it becomes available.


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    The Truth about Trauma and Dissociation: Everything You Didn’t Want to Know and Were Afraid to As

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    An accessible and sensitive guide to the key concepts involved when working with people who have experienced trauma and dissociation, this book covers all degrees of trauma – from complex, childhood attachment ruptures, sexual abuse, torture, war and, even the coronavirus pandemic.

    This title is due to be published on the 28th October 2020. You can if you wish order it now at our special price and we will deliver it to you as soon as it becomes available.


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    Towards an Ecopsychotherapy

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    Towards an Ecopsychotherapy offers diverse stories, from the therapy room to therapy in the forest, about the healing process of reconnection with the more-than-human world as well as with our wild animal selves. It provides an insight into ecopsychotherapy in practice by outlining its history, key themes, ideas, and controversies.


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