SO WHICH BODY IS IT?
The Concepts of the Body in Psychotherapy
[ published in: Bioenergetic Analysis, The Clinical Journal of the IIBA, Vol 19, 2009]
This paper addresses the issue of how the body is conceptualized in modern psychotherapy and,
in consequence, how the conceptualizations inform treatment. The paper also addresses the
question to which extent a coherent conceptualization of the body and its place in treatment is
necessary (or counterproductive), and possible (or even desirable). The author argues for a
multiple body perspective where required centering is provided by a selection process. A clinical
illustration is also provided.