A lot of what is done in the name of psychotherapy and psychology is driven by neo-liberal forces and motives which are base, shallow and commercial. Using their insider perspective, the authors call for a return to a new Politics of Experience; psychology as the honest and transparent study of situations, not of victims.
Theodor Itten is a Psychotherapist UKCP and Clinical Psychologist MBPS in private practice. He is a past President of the Swiss Psychotherapeutic Association and presently Executive Editor of the International Journal of Psychotherapy. He is author of RAGE-Managing an Explosive Emotion. (2011 Libri Publishing); Jahzorn (2007); Jack Lee Rosenberg (2002). Ron Roberts is a Chartered Psychologist and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society. He has held posts at the Institute of Psychiatry, University of Westminster, King's College Medical School, University College London, St Bartholomew's Medical School, Kingston University and the Tavistock Institute. For several years he was a member of the British Society for Social Responsibility in Science (BSSRS) and edited and regularly contributed to their magazine 'Science for People'. He is recently (and happily) retired and freer to think outside the constraints of contemporary neoliberal academic life. His research interests include; the lure of the sex industry for students, social and collective memory and the politics of psychology. He is currently researching the concept of the off-modern and the possibilities this offers for a genuinely humane and multidisciplinary psychology. He has edited and written six books including for PCCS - Just War: Psychology and terrorism (2007), Real to Reel: Psychiatry at the cinema (2011) and with Theodor Itten, The New Politics of Experience and The Bitter Herbs (2014). His most recent book Psychology and Capitalism (Zero Books) - though not published by PCCS is definitely worth a mention J Besides these interests Ron has practised martial arts (kung fu) for many years.