Social research and the ‘activist client’

Therapy can be “psychologically transformative” for clients who have been affected by their political, social and cultural environment. However, in a new paper in Psychoanalytic Dialogues, Andrew Samuels presents a more nuanced picture, showing that active engagement in political action, with other activists “leads to spirituality of some kind and spirituality informs political action”. The…

Is it OK to in therapy?

Is it OK to cry in therapy?

Although crying is effective for many people in everyday life, it doesn’t help everyone. In fact, in some cases it might do more harm than good. And while many studies suggest that therapists cry because they are moved by client’s struggles, we actually know relatively little about what therapists communicate when they cry in front…