I was commissioned to write a book on counselling and psychotherapy that incorporated my early research.
It is for clinicians wanting advice on how to manage difficult clinical situations that arise, how the therapist can manage issues in her own life so they do not impinge on the work, how to earn a living and how to engage well with the demands of this particular profession.
The central section has been of interest to people in numerous professions who struggle with how they feel about promoting themselves, managing the emotional baggage that attaches to money and time management.
You may like to read more about Psychotherapy and Counselling a Professional Business Wiley 2004. or purchase a copy from the publishers Wiley.
If I am to help people as a psychotherapist I need to interest them in unconscious processes and reveal how extraordinary they are. I have published an academic paper on projective processes, which gives some insight into how these processes operate. I am often invited to lecture on this topic. ‘On putting it into words’, Group Analysis, Rogers, C.,1987, Vol 20, pp99-107
Working as a psychotherapist whilst pregnant or with a new baby stirs up complex feelings in the therapist and the people she is working with. I contributed to the academic discussion by publishing a paper outlining my experience and thoughts as:
The Group and the Group Analyst’s Pregnancy, Cynthia Rogers, Group Analysis, March 1994, Vol 27,1: pp 50-61 Sage .
Developing the capacity to manage the complexity of relationships in our globalised, social media world.
At an international conference in Italy I presented a paper later published. It suggests that globalised, social relationships can be studied using median groups. These groups can sometimes be conducted to replicate the part object depersonalized madness sometimes experienced and so to study it.
More usefully they can be conducted such that people learn the skill of holding onto their own thought and following threads of arguments resisting the engulfment. This is an essential skill in any negotiation. Engaging with the Median Group, Cynthia Rogers, Group Analysis, Vol 46 (2): 183-195, Sage