Tuesday, 13 March 2018

What we're up against (part 1)

At last, somebody is writing a good book about the rot all around us.
Farhad Dalal, in fact - a group analyst who runs Totnes-based 'Limbus' organisation.

It is called 'CBT: The Cognitive Behavioural Tsunami. Managerialism, Politics and the Corruptions of Science. Here's the blurb I have written for the back cover:

We live in alienating world where malignant individualism and rapacious neoliberal capitalism are destroying the belongingness and social cohesion that give our lives meaning, as well as degrading the planet we live on. In the therapy professions, these forces are thwarting relational ways of working, and replacing them with government-run machinery to provide industrialised therapy. This book is what we have all been waiting for: a robust, detailed and psychologically sophisticated critique of the frightening place where modern managerialism, regulation, compliance and performativity have taken us. It provides evidence that our narrow view of ‘evidence-based practice’ is not enough.

And Limbus is hosting a conference on this theme in November, in Transition Town Totnes. Here's the link:

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