Controversies in Psychotherapy and Counselling, Paperback / softback Book

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:
  • Category: Counselling & advice services
  • ISBN: 9780761956419



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