Addressing therapist despair: An Ethic of Collaboration and Decentred Practice — Michael White


These two chapters from the influential book ‘Narratives of Therapists’ Lives’ provide an approach to therapy that is designed to alleviate therapists’ despair. The first chapter included here is titled, ‘The Ethic of Collaboration’. The second is entitled ‘Decentred Practice’. Taken together they propose a way of understanding the work of therapists that promotes collaboration and reinvigorates therapists’ work.