About our March issue
As therapists, we spend our working hours attending to our clients’ ails, but what is our role and responsibility when it comes to taking care of our ailing world? We all exist within a biopsychosocial context to which we are inextricably interconnected.
The COVID-19 pandemic has been a stark reminder of this reality. But will it also prove to be a wake-up call? If the once denied but now patently real ‘magic money tree’ can manifest £2 trillion to bail the UK out of the current crisis, what value are we prepared to place on remedying the plight of planet earth – our one and only home? In this issue’s lead article, ‘A bold vision for a better world’, Petra Guggisberg Nocelli argues that the pandemic presents us with a choice to influence the global situation through our behaviour and actions. What choices are you prepared to make?
John Daniel, Editor, Private Practice
A bold vision for a better world
Open article: The pandemic presents us with the choice of whether or not we’re willing to influence the global situation through our behaviour and actions, writes Petra Guggisberg Nocelli. Private Practice, March 2021
The age of conspiracy
Kim Bassiner-Traicos explores the psychology of conspiracy theories, and what to do when clients bring them into the therapy room. Private Practice, March 2021
From the Chair: Life goes on
"We are facing a mess at the moment, but eventually it will pass, and we will rebuild" Regular column from Lesley Ludlow. Private Practice, March 2021
About Private Practice
Alongside articles which highlight best practice and share cutting-edge thinking, Private Practice offers relevant, practical information and practitioners’ personal perspectives and experiences. It provides a space for personal and professional reflection, a forum for conversation and debate, and an opportunity to network, so helping to reduce the isolation which can be felt by those in private practice.
Private Practice is published in March, June, September and December.
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Older and growing
Open article: As we age, the reconstruction of life stories is a powerful way to strengthen and evolve selfhood at a time of constant change, writes Helen Kewell. Private Practice, December 2020
Woke: emerging from the dream
Open article: The impetus for change is calling to white people to educate themselves and understand and address their privilege. Private Practice, September 2020
Tales of transition
Open article: Christopher Tovey is striving to make a positive difference to the psychological wellbeing of adults aged over 65. Private Practice, June 2020