Book Review of “Psychology Through Critical Auto-Ethnography: Academic Discipline, Professional Practice and Reflexive History”

  • Tom Strong Werklund School of Education University of Calgary

Abstract

Ian Parker has been a central figure in the movement that has come to be known as critical psychology. In bringing together deconstructive methods together with social justice concerns, Parker has also criticized the academic and professional norms of psychology, and not without recrimination. I review his most recent and personal book, Psychology through critical auto-ethnography: Academic discipline, professional practice and reflexive history, relating Parker’s narrative, generally, to social justice-minded practitioners and academics.

Author Biography

Tom Strong, Werklund School of Education University of Calgary
Tom Strong is a Professor, therapist and counsellor-educator at the University of Calgary who writes on the collaborative, critically reflective, and generative potentials of interpretive approaches to psychotherapy.  Tom can be contacted at http://www.ucalgary.ca/strongt

 

 

Dr. Tom Strong, Registered Psychologist,

Professor & Associate Dean Research

Published
2020-04-14
How to Cite
Strong, T. (2020). Book Review of “Psychology Through Critical Auto-Ethnography: Academic Discipline, Professional Practice and Reflexive History”. Canadian Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy, 54(2), 184-187. Retrieved from https://cjc-rcc.ucalgary.ca/article/view/70069
Section
Book Reviews/ Comptes rendus