The Value of Psychotherapy : The Talking Cure in an Age of Clinical Science, Paperback Book

The Value of Psychotherapy : The Talking Cure in an Age of Clinical Science Paperback

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From a seasoned scholar, clinician, and teacher, this lively, highly readable text probes where the field of psychotherapy is now and where it may be headed in the future.

Robert L. Woolfolk explores commonalities and differences among major therapeutic approaches, as well as their philosophical underpinnings.

He critiques the growing medicalization of mental health care--in particular, the attempt to fit psychotherapy to the templates of evidence-based medicine.

Students gain an appreciation of the enduring value of "the talking cure" for addressing perennial questions: aEURO Who am I?aEURO aEURO What can I become?aEURO aEURO What kind of life is worth having, and how can I achieve it?aEURO The book makes a strong case for the benefits of psychotherapy not only as a method for treating disorders, but also as a practice that can promote practical wisdom and human flourishing.

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