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.