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    Response to Gellner

    Frosh, Stephen (1992) Response to Gellner. In: Dryden, W. and Feltham, P. (eds.) Psychotherapy and its Discontents. Milton Keynes, UK: Open University Press. ISBN 9780335230938.

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    Abstract

    Book synopsis: Psychotherapists and critics of psychotherapy outline their views and answer their adversaries. The critics draw attention to the inadequacy of research validating the results of psychotherapy and argue that no treatment at all may be as effective as therapy, that some people's experience of therapy is harmful, that there is a preciousness and pretentiousness about many psychotherapists, that psychotherapists may be flawed and exploitative, that psychotherapy is anachronistically detached from the new-paradigm views, and that psychotherapy embodies a form of psychological reductionism that weakens its credibility. The object of this book is to reduce the antagonism between the two camps so that future debate can be more constructive than hitherto.

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    Item Type: Book Section
    School: School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > Psychosocial Studies
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 14 Aug 2017 10:45
    Last Modified: 28 Jul 2020 09:45
    URI: https://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/19375

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