“For me, clarity, perspicuity are valuable in themselves….we are aiming at complete clarity…so all philosophical problems should completely disappear.”
About Kno News
Kno News was first developed as a web site and printed newsletter in the 1990s. It was taken down in the 2000s, and then revised and reactivated in 2016. It contains academic papers, blogs, and resources for therapists and others interested in mental health.
Kno News is written by Nick Drury. Nick holds two Masters degrees in Psychology and a Diploma of Clinical Psychology in New Zealand. He has been practicing as a therapist for more than 35 years.
(Please click on the titles below to access a full PDF copy of the paper)
Cultivating a Therapeutic Self-The literature on ‘expertise’, enactivism, and Foucault’s parrhēsia are reviewed to show a ‘no-self self’.
A mechanism for competency (Unpublished)-A review of the NZ HPCA Act, guild protection rackets, and an alternative mechanism for public protection.
Risk, responsivity and responsibility in mental health: A Star wars story from Aotearoa. (Unpublished)-Foucault and the ‘Star Wars’ motif are used to show the dark-side has taken over as risk-management processes reduce effectiveness.
‘Star Wars’ in mental health and welfare. (Unpublished)-Flying under the flag of public protection risk management is doing harm and preventing Jedis from fighting the neoliberal empire.
A taste of Wittgenstein for SFBT – 2. Journal of Solution Focused Brief Therapy, 1, 2: 41-58-This article is made available with the consent of the copyright holder, the Journal of Solution Focused Brief Therapy. An overview of Wittgenstein and the Philosophical Investigations for Solution Focused Brief therapists.
A taste of Wittgenstein for SFBT – 1. Journal of Solution Focused Brief Therapy, 1,1: 11-29.-This article is made available with the consent of the copyright holder, the Journal of Solution Focused Brief Therapy. An overview of Wittgenstein and the Tractatus for Solution Focused Brief therapists.