Journals Higher Education

$130.00

Hardcover

11 May 2000

152 Pages

ISBN: 9780192628688


Bookseller Code (05)

Doing Good?

Psychotherapy out of Its Depth

Peter Lomas

Over the last few decades, psychotherapy and counseling have become more and more popular, with many people turning to therapists in the hope of finding a better, happier, more fulfilling life. In this cogently argued and beautifully written book, Peter Lomas argues that as psychotherapy enters the mainstream, therapists have become dependent on the technical aspects of their profession at the expense of the many moral issues involved. In fact, Lomas believes therapists have grown so afraid of moralizing or of departing from what he views as a spurious scientific neutrality that the dialog between therapist and patient is distorted, potentially confusing, and too remote from the healthy reality of ordinary conversation. He provides a lucid and thought-provoking addition to the literature on psychotherapy that will appeal to both trainee and practicing therapists and counselors, people in therapy, and those considering embarking on it.

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