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Editorial Winter 2011

Welcome to Contemporary Psychotherapy Winter 2011. In the editorial for the Spring issue I talked about the Arab spring and I was very hopeful then. That spring has passed, with most of the uprisings ending in chaos and violence. I wonder how the hopeful organisers of the uprisings feel now, as they look back. Are they proud, worried or sad? On a rather more personal and much smaller scale, I too am looking back because I am leaving this role as editor-in-chief of Contemporary Psychotherapy. I have decided to make space and time for other activities. It’s been four years of being involved with the journal and it has been inspiring and moving but has also occasionally included pain. I have worked with a great team of colleagues and I would like to say thank you to them. I would also like to say thank you to our readers and authors who have helped to make the journal ever more successful and to maintain its international base.

As usual, Volume 3, number 2 contains a number of inspiring contributions. There is Loray Daws’ article on Grandiosity and Perfection; it is a piece that is  very important for me personally in my own practise because I have only recently learned how I have tended to overlook how grandiose clients draw me into the world of their needs without me putting up much of a fight. Andrew Reeves’ article Sir Galahad and Saving the Nation presents a lively picture of how the author moved from trainee counsellor to becoming a researcher and editor of CPR, a successful research journal. Sally Forster writes about integrative supervision, again a fascinating article. And there are other articles as well as reviews….. Enjoy!

With best wishes,

Werner Kierski

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