Irreverence: A Strategy for Therapists' Survival

By Gianfranco Cecchin; Gerry Lane et al. | Go to book overview

CHAPTER FOUR Suggestions for training

"It's so easy to kill real people in the name of some damned ideology or other, once the killer can abstract them in his own mind into being symbols, then he needn't feel guilty for killing them since they're no longer human beings."

James Jones, in a Paris Review interview with Nelson W. Aldrich, Jr.

A lthough we each train and supervise separately and in different contexts, we have found that the training problems we deal with are very similar. Furthermore, our personal philosophies of supervision correspond. Despite these similarities, fortunately no two of our training programs are exactly identical. Gianfranco is Co-Director of a four-year training program in systemic therapy with about 100 students, in Milan, Italy. Gerry directs a small, private, two-year training program in systemic therapy in Atlanta, Georgia. Wendel teaches

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Editors' Foreword vii
  • Preface xiii
  • Chapter Two - Irreverence and Violence 13
  • Chapter Three - Irreverence in Institutions: Survival 31
  • Chapter Four Suggestions for Training 49
  • Chapter Five - Some Considerations for Research 63
  • Chapter Six - Random Closing Meditations 73
  • References and Bibliography 77
  • Index 80
  • About the Authors 82
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