Following on in the genre of reading books about how much therapists can learn from their clients, as well as the other way round, I picked up On Learning from the Patient by Patrick Casement from the library the other day. Read more
Thinking Space is both a book title and an event which takes place at the Tavistock Centre in London. I’m not sure if it’s still going on because I’m not studying there, but it sounds like a great concept: people getting together and discussing important and important topics. Read more
A Healing Conversation: How Healing Happens by Neville Symington aims to answer the question of why therapy works. What is it about sitting in a room with another person, telling them stuff you already know, that makes you ultimately feel better? Read more
I’m reviving something I have done only once before, in 2016: the ‘biographies’ category of the book reflection posts, because I read some great ones this year and the non-fiction section was already looking pretty full. Read more
I read more non-fiction than fiction this year, I think, and a lot of the non-fiction I read was excellent. It’s been difficult to pare it down to a few that I liked the most, but here they are. Read more
I was reminded this morning that it’s World Mental Health Day when I posted an article by Dr. Walid Abdul-Hamid over on Expat Focus about mental health in the workplace.
In the past I’ve talked a bit about mental health on this blog, and most years I just reshare that post because
I’m lazy I think it might be helpful to someone.
But this year, after reading through Dr. Walid’s article, I thought it might be worth having a brief chat about therapy.
I knew there would eventually be a post in which this gif would be sadly relevant.
Below is a round-up of news from various academic fields this week.