“Contact” in Our Work

  • Mark A. Kunkel


Jodie Foster’s portrayal of Carl Sagan’s Contact astronaut and the apparently illogical but essential spaciousness of her capsule are the allegorical focus of this chapter. I underscore the importance of allowing pedagogical and supervisory and psychotherapeutic theory to accompany rather than dictate our practice, viewing through this window the landscape of a psychotherapeutic experience in which I was tethered unhelpfully to rules rather than principles.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mark A. Kunkel
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  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of West GeorgiaCarrolltonUSA

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