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Saar Roelofs

wHO IS CRAZY, ACTUALLY ?

About kinks in the therapeutic relationship 

 

text in Dutch 
with 58 cartoons 

Scriptum Psychology (2008) 



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ELECTION OF REVIEWS 

"An eye-opener for both therapists and patients about important issues. Clearly written." (National Public Library) 

"Saar Roelofs, tried and tested in the mental health care, is master in standing with two feet on the ground and observing what the results of the mental health care are. With striking cartoons of her own hand. Put her book next to the DSM: a provoking twin." (Dutch scientific magazine: Social Psychiatry)

"Saar Roelofs shares with Irvin D. Yalom, the well known psychiatrist and writer of the book Therapy as a gift, sincerity, commitment and respect for the experiences of the patient. The two books are complementary." (Dutch Foundation of Confidants in the Health Care)

Saar Roelofs is a good observer. She is able to see every patient as unique. A thorough reflection on what happens between the walls of the consulting room (Zinweb - Dutch internet book magazine)

 

 

This book about the mental health care is Saar roelofs' credo as a psychologist. It shows that the boundaries between "healthy" and "ill" are not as sharp as one often supposes in the mental health care. The book comments on the current diagnostics, shows that the treatment can derail by unsolved emotional problemes of the therapist and shows that people in psycological disstress are able to tap into unsuspected inner sources. Richly illustrated with examples from the therapeutic practice and referrals to the visual arts, world literature and music. With cartoons by te author.

After an introduction in which the author explains her motives to write this book,  three parts follow:
           1.Poor diagnosis, rigid treatment 

           2.The therapist on the couch  

           3.The resilience of the client  

 

COVER TEXT

 

In the mental health care inspiration is often missing. The rules for diagnosis and treatment are strict and rigid, and the world of the mental health care still consists of two half’s: the ‘healthy’ therapists and the ‘ill’ clients. The boundaries are not sharp at all, however: the therapist is also not a stranger to common human behavior. Too much or too little empathy with the client, arrogance and inferiority, abuse of power and powerlessness: it all occurs, regardless treatment methods or theoretical viewpoints. Due to this clients can get from the frying-pan into the fire. Moreover, therapists often take the powerlessness of their clients for granted and leave their healthy and vital qualities aside. However, people in psychological distress are often able to mobilize unexpected inner powers which escape all psychological theories.

 

Richly illustrated with cartoons, case histories and examples from the visual arts, music and the world literature this book aims to open the therapists’ eyes and to strengthen people who are or plan to go in therapy, seriously and with humour in their own vision, perception and judgement.   

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