Controversies in Psychotherapy and Counselling Paperback / softback
Edited by Colin Feltham
`My congratulations to Colin Feltham for assembling a set of contentious issues and lively authors which together made me forget my surroundings' - Person-Centred Practice`Editor Colin Feltham's choice of topics shows an astute, on-the-ground awareness of the issues that dog the industry, while still making lively reading' - New TherapistIn this book, leading practitioners, critics and commentators take sides on many topical and core debates including:* Theoretical issues: Does the unconscious really exist?
Is birth trauma a fiction? Should one believe in `false memories'?* Clinical issues: Is therapy effective?
Is `the relationship' central to success? Do therapists pathologize their clients? Are boundaries necessary?* Professional issues: Do trainees need therapy?
Is professionalization of the field desirable? Are counselling and psychotherapy really distinguishable?* Social issues: Can therapy be proven necessary?
Does therapy benefit individuals or contribute to social control?
Does stress really exist?
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 320 pages
- Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
- Publication Date: 12/08/1999
- Category: Counselling & advice services
- ISBN: 9780761956419