Controversies in Psychotherapy and Counselling
Edited by Colin Feltham
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Controversies in Psychotherapy and Counselling by Colin Feltham
Book Description'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 Therapist In 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?
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780761956419
(234mm x 156mm x 17mm)
Imprint: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publish Date: 12-Aug-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Colin Feltham
Colin Feltham is series editor of Professional Skills for Counsellors and Short Introductions to the Therapy Professions series, co-editor of SAGE Handbook of Counselling and Psychotherapy and author of several SAGE texts, including What is Counselling?
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