Journals Higher Education



Published: 15 July 2008

336 Pages

ISBN: 9780199239504

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Talking Cures and Placebo Effects

David Jopling

International Perspectives in Philosophy and Psychiatry

  • Offers a controversial new perspective on the practice of psychotherapy, suggesting that any positive outcome might be the result of a placebo effect
  • Psychoanalytic training makes huge demands on the therapist--both emotional and financial; this book questions whether the therapist really gets anything back from this considerable investment
  • Targets a host of problems that lie at the intersection of the epistemology, ethics, scientific status, and public accountability of the talking cures

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