Why Psychotherapy Must Promote Moral Responsibility
By (author) William J. Doherty
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Soul Searching by William J. Doherty
Book DescriptionPaul, a divorced father, wants to back out of his child care arrangement and spend less time with his children.Nathan has been lying to his wife about a serious medical condition.Marsha, recently separated from her husband, cannot resist telling her children negative things about their father.What is the role of therapy in these situations? Trained to strive for neutrality and to focus strictly on the clients' needs, most therapists generally consider moral issues such as fairness, truthfulness, and obligation beyond their domain. Now, an award-winning psychologist and family therapist criticizes psychotherapy's overemphasis on individual self-interest and calls for a sense of moral responsibility in therapy.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780465009459
(203mm x 127mm x 13mm)
Imprint: Basic Books
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 1-Mar-1996
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author William J. Doherty
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This thorough update of a classic text describes the impact of recent economic and structural changes in health care on the role of the medical family therapist, and how medical and mental health providers can learn to collaborate in various settings.
Family Therapy, Paperback (October 2009)
There are many different types of family therapy, but at the heart of each is systems theory, a model that arose from the fields of biology, physics, chemistry, and cybernetics. This book discusses the history, theory, and practice of this systems-oriented therapy.
Shared Experience of Illness, Paperback (April 2003)» View all books by William J. Doherty
This groundbreaking volume shows the powerful benefits that can emerge when therapists acknowledge illness as a vital part of everyone's psychology.
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Author Biography - William J. Doherty
William J. Doherty, Ph.D., is professor of Family Social Science and director of the Marriage and Family Therapy Program at the University of Minnesota. He lives in St. Paul, Minnesota.
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