Linking Psychotherapy to Second-Order Cybernetics by Graham Barnes

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Justice, Love & Wisdom

Linking Psychotherapy to

Second
-
Order Cybernetics

by

Graham Barnes

ISBN 953
-
176
-
017
-
9

A book for psychotherapists and students of psychotherapy, for other
professionals who are interested in cybernetics and laypeople who are
curious

about psychotherapy or cybernetics or both.


"I would dare go so far as to suggest [
Justice, Love and Wisdom
] may
constitute one of the most important bodies of thought in Cybernetics
in recent times (and I would guess, in psychotherapy)."

Prof. Ranulph G
lanville PhD; Editor,
Systems Research




The author's "psychotherapeutic action is not primarily oriented to the
people labelled with psychopathologic diagnoses, but to the
'psychotherapy of psychotherapy' i.e. to the search for new solutions to
problems of

psychotherapy."

Miran Mozena M.D. from the Foreword




Justice, Love & Wisdom

Linking Psychotherapy to Second Order Cybernetics



includes 15 essays that are revisions of lectures Graham Barnes gave
primarily in ex
-
Yugoslavia, and



makes available to a larger
audience ideas he has been working out
with his colleagues in the School of Psychotherapy Cybernetics,
Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine University of Zagreb
and elsewhere.


Price £25.00 including post and packing for UK.

To get your copy conta
ct Nick Green

Room 40, 5
-
7 Belsize Grove, London NW3 4UT

+44 (0)20
-
7916 0285

nick_green@blueyonder.co.uk

Consider tomorrow's psychotherapy theory and practice
-

today


"Psychotherapy is a conversation and belongs to the science of the dialogic. That scienc
e is
cybernetics, specially second
-
order cybernetics."




"My agenda is to speak about the tremendous social consequences of psychotherapy. The
acknowledgment of these consequences bestows possibilities of another order: to develop a
psychotherapy that gives

every human potentiality a fair chance in society."






ADVANCED REVIEWS

"It is on the 'new', rather than the 'old' (of black
boxes and input/output relations), that Graham
Barnes explicates his illuminating, relevantly
informative, insightful and highly
innovative
book."

"Not only is Justice, Love and Wisdom a terse and
entirely lucid work, it also is well founded upon a
hard scientific bed of rock. If it is possible to
equate humanity with rigour, as manifestly it is,
then Barnes does so. ... I have seld
om had the
pleasure of reading a manuscript of this excellent
calibre, melding as it does the 'new' Cybernetics
and the age old, yet still becoming, concerns of
humanity and civilisation."

"... I can vouch for the author as understanding
and innovating wi
thin the framework of the 'new'
Cybernetics, focused as it is upon mind (his
speciality), life (maybe mediated through
machinery), and their evolution."

Prof. Gordon Pask, MA, PhD, ScD, DSc

Professor of General Andragology

University of Amsterdam

Professor

of Cybernetics, Brunel University




"The book's strength, for me, is in Barnes'
discovery of second
-
order cybernetics and his
ability to apply it seemingly brilliantly and with
great wisdom."

"I think it is wonderful and moving. And I think
Graham Barnes i
s a very brave man: not only for
the obvious
-
taking on difficult fields and
combining them. But, much more, because I am
sure he practices psychotherapy with his patients,
himself taking on responsibility of madness in
order that the patient may find the c
ure, through
both of them working together, And that act of
justice to the patient and to the therapist is an act
of great courage and love, for who knows what
risks are entailed?".

(From draft review for publication in the International
Journal Systems Re
search)

Prof. Ranulph Glanville, PhD

University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom; Editor
-
at
-
Large,
Systems Research






Graham Barnes' graduate education was at Abilene, Harvard and
Boston Universities. In 1968 he founded the Fellowship for
Racial and Economi
c Equality and in 1973, Southeast Institute.
From 1973 to 1978, he also was adjunct lecturer in the
Department of Psychiatry of the Medical School of the
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. A clinical member
of the American Group Psychotherapy Ass
ociation since 1976,
he was certified by the State of North Carolina as a Marital and
Family Therapist in 1981. In 1978 he began devoting
considerable time to teaching in psychotherapy training
programs in twelve European countries. At present a resident o
f
Sweden, he directs Inform Lab, supervises psychotherapists,
consults with corporate leaders, and commutes to Zagreb to
direct the school of Psychotherapy Cybernetics in the
Department of Psychiatry of the Medical School of the
University of Zagreb where

he also is a visiting lecturer

Essays included

Introduction: Justice, Love and Wisdom in Psychotherapy


PART I: PSYCHOTHERAPY IN THE CONVERSATION of CIVILISATION


1.

Beyond Tragedy in Psychotherapy

2.

Conversation of Psychotherapy in War and Peace

3.

Is This 1984
?

4.

With Whom We Don't Know How To Talk

5.

Psychotherapy of the Future Today


PART II: EPISTEMOLOGY OF CYBERNETICS AND PSYCHOTHERAPY


6.

Turning Points in Psychotherapy Epistemology

7.

Epistemology in Alcoholism

8.

Epistemology in Affective Disorders

9.

An Epistemological
Study of Diagnostic
Observations

10.

Psychotherapy of Psychotherapy

11.

Deconstruction of Psychotherapy


PART III: UNDERSTANDING UNDERSTANDING


12.

Psychotherapy in a New Key

13.

How to Do Therapy in Theory

14.

Hermeneutics of Hypnosis


Medicinska Naklada, Zagreb