In this important new book, Godfrey Barrett-Lennard challenges the individualist focus of traditionalist psychology by proposing that the human condition is basically relational and interdependent. Rich in depth and scope,...Show More
In this important new book, Godfrey Barrett-Lennard challenges the individualist focus of traditionalist psychology by proposing that the human condition is basically relational and interdependent. Rich in depth and scope, The Relationship Paradigm explores relationship systems over an absorbing vista of multiple connections. This includes relations within the self, interpersonal relationships, relationships between and within communities, organizations and nations, and relationships with animals. There is a chapter on relations in war. The result is a sophisticated account of the complex weave of human relationships, providing counselors and other professionals who work with people with a foundation of thought that will offer fresh insights both for practice and the search for new knowledge.
Combining new ideas with practice principles and illustrations, this is a book of rare value for students, practitioners and research enquirers.
Written by an author with strong reputation and following in person-centred counselling community?
PART I: HUMAN RELATIONSHIP: NATURE AND DOMAIN
1. The Idea and Variety of Human Relationships
2. Intricate Relations within the Person-organism
3. The Diverse Self in and from Relationship
PART II: HUMAN DISTRESS AND THE WORKING OF SYSTEMS
4. Psychopathology or Disturbed Relationship? On Suffering, Disorder and Being Well
5. How Does Influence Work in Complex Relational Systems?
PART III: UNFOLDING THE WORLDS OF RELATIONSHIP
6. Distinguishing Kinds of Relationship: An Ordering Scheme
7. Community as Relationship and Vicissitudes of Belonging
8. Large Organisations as Systemic World of Relationship
9. Relationships in, of and After War and Genocide
10. The Shared World of Human-animal Relations
PART IV: RESEARCH AND THE NEW PARADIGM
11. Researching Relationships: From the Plural Self to Big Systems
12. Summing Up: The New Paradigm as a Way Forward.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
- Issues, Debates and Approaches in Psychology Ian Fairholm
- Emotion Science Elaine Fox
- Psychology, Mental Health and Distress John Cromby, Dave Harper, Paula Reavey
- Attachment Across the Lifecourse David Howe
- Psychology of Addictive Behaviour Antony C. Moss, Kyle R. Dyer
- Health Psychology Karen Rodham
- Serious Stat Thom Baguley
- Schizophrenia Kevin Silber
- Research Methods and Statistics Ian Walker
- Meaning in Life Joel Vos
- Models of Mental Health Gavin Davidson, Jim Campbell, Ciarán Shannon, Ciaran Mulholland
- Critical Statistics Robert de Vries