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Gay Affirmative Therapy: A Theoretical Framework and Defence
SUMMARY Gay affirmative therapy (GAT) has recently emerged in an attempt to rectify previously discriminatory psychotherapeutic practice with lesbians, bisexuals and gay men. GAT aims to achieve thisExpand
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A Hermeneutic Phenomenological Investigation of the Construction of Sadomasochistic Identities
Plummer (1995) argues that we are living in a time of ‘new sexual stories’. This, combined with arguments that we are seeing the advent of the ‘sexual citizen’, who refuses to be marginalized onExpand
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Skills in Existential Counselling and Psychotherapy
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Existential Counselling and Psychotherapy
This contemporary introduction provides a comprehensive survey of past and present existential ideas, philosophers & practice. Darren Langdridge makes existential therapy accessible through clearExpand
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The Construction of Self:
The public/private debate has not been a major feature in recent sociological theory. However, Bailey (2000) has argued for a renewed sociological research programme to focus on the sociologicalExpand
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Plummer (1995) has identified a number of new sexual stories that characterize erotic life in late modern societies. He notes a number of such scripts emerging and flourishing between 1970 and 1990,Expand
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On the biomedicalisation of the penis: the commodification of function and aesthetics
This paper explores contemporary understandings and representations of the penis. It presents an overview of recent trends which re-frame long-standing penile anxieties within a new hybrid world ofExpand
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Speaking the unspeakable: S/M and the eroticisation of pain
About the book: Psychological and medical perspectives on sadomasochism (SM) have historically been concerned with understanding it as a form of psychopathology. In the past (but still often today)Expand
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The hermeneutic phenomenology of Paul Ricoeur: Problems and possibilities for existential-phenomenological psychotherapy
Paul Ricoeur is one of the leading living hermeneutic phenomenological philosophers and yet his work has barely been considered in existential-phenomenological theory and practice. This is all theExpand
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