This book provides an exploration of the psychological and social costs of convenience-neutrality, non-involvement or avoidance of responsibility and gives some guidelines on dealing with the difficult issues of bystanding in ourselves and others.
Part I - What and Who is a Bystander?
Chapter 1 Bystanding - What Is It?
Chapter 2 Bystanding - Cultural and Historical Context.
Chapter 3 The Dramatic Structure of Human Life.
Part II - Bystander Patterns.
Chapter 4 'And Washed His Hands'.
Chapter 5 'And I did not speak out'.
Chapter 6 'Look behind you'.
Part III - The Retrieval of Human Relationship.
Chapter 7 From 'Bystanding' to 'Standing by'.
Chapter 8 Bystanding in Counselling, Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy.
Chapter 9 Beyond Bystanding.
Appendix I A Socio-cultural Context for Psychotherapy.
Appendix II Bystanding: A Block to Empowerment.
Appendix III About Protective Behaviours.