• Active and Passive Online Identities: how we show up to ourselves and others in the digital world

    Approach/issue: Integrative

    Identities are complex beasts. The are at the same time personal, social, public and private. They often resist definition, at first seeming to settle into something knowable, and then, as you get closer, they start to come apart again.

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  • Michael Soth on 'In an impossible profession, the therapist needs to fail.'

    Approach/issue: Integrative

    In the last entry, I suggested that psychotherapy’s depth, impact and effectiveness would increase dramatically, if we took the notion of the ‘impossible profession’ not as a quip, but as an essential reality – as the paradoxical foundation of our work. Today – without yet delving into any deeper reasons or explanations - I will state the same point from the therapist’s perspective, by focusing on that interesting moment when the impossibility emerges as a crisis in the therapist’s professional identity which they bring to supervision...

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