From sceptics to believers, through theorists and therapists working with our deepest concerns, Spirituality and Psychotherapy provides an invigorating journey through Freud's 'black tide of mud of occultism'. An experienced selection of contributors bring a variety of strong views to the reader interested in spirituality and its connection with psychotherapy theory and practice.
Craig Newnes is editor of The Journal of Critical Psychology, Counselling and Psychotherapy (formerly Changes), and a comissioning editor and author for our Critical Psychology series. Prior to his retirement he was Director of Psychological Therapies for Shropshire. He has a life time commitment to the NHS and is an outspoken critic of the hypocrisy, self interest, confusion and downright lies which characterise so much of the practise of psychiatry and psychology. He believes that unhappiness is a form of heresy and most of the misery for which people seek help is only amenable to alleviation through changes in their material lives. Simon King-Spooner is an early-retired clinical psychologist with a longstanding interest in philosophy. Particular interests are Heidegger, 'spirituality', eco-philosophy, and the relation of all these to therapy.