From: Andrew Phelps <phelps@cwnet.com

To: RadPsyNet-Members@yahoogroups.com

Sent: Sat Sep 1 11:52PM

Subject: Re: [RadPsyNet-Members] PSYCHE: mind, spirit, soul

 

Hi

On Mon Jul 30 18:45, Sqo sent:

The psyche is defined as the mind, spirit or soul. The mind is generally perceived as the more rational, cognitive aspect, with spirit and soul being interchangeable and the breath of life, without which we are just a hunk of meat. My question, therefore, is if the soul/spirit aspect of the psyche transcends life itself, then how are we to engage in psychological treatment?

That is a quandary of the present system of “treatment.” What is required is to engage spirit and soul as part(s) of being. And to do so fully changes the entire character of the "treatment" interaction. Foucault brings that forward in his critique of the social relationship of “clinical behavior” which he analyzes as the "clinical gaze."

 

ABO “Andrew Behavior Object”