The Trouble with Therapy
Sociology and Psychotherapy
By (author) Peter Morrall
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Trouble with Therapy by Peter Morrall
Book DescriptionAn increasing number of people are engaging in therapy. As a consequence there is a growing debate about the benefits of therapy and its place in global society. In this exciting and engaging new text Peter Morrall argues that therapy should be treated with healthy scepticism and provides a compelling, contemporary, and controversial argument as to how we should construct a sceptical view. In an engaging style akin to authors such as Oliver Burkeman, Stan Ferudi and Alain de Botton, the author offers a sociology of psychotherapy as well as placing sociology in therapy. The author explores the links between therapy and science, therapy and power, therapy and reality, madness and normality, and personal misery and the values of global society. The author asks questions about therapy and the "therapy culture" of the modern day. Is therapy dysfunctional, arrogant, selfish, abusive, infectious, insane and deceitful? The author illustrates different aspects of therapy using a troubled character called Heather, who undergoes therapy and features in vignettes throughout the book. This innovative, engaging, and compelling analysis of therapy is a wake-up call about therapy. It is essential reading for anyone interested in psychotherapy, counselling, sociology or the human condition.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780335218752
(228mm x 152mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Open University Press
Publisher: Open University Press
Publish Date: 1-Aug-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Peter Morrall
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Offers students and health practitioners with the foundations of a sociological understanding of health issues. This book covers sociology, health, science, power, medicalisation, madness happiness, sex, violence and death.
Murder and Society, Paperback (September 2006)
Human psychological and physical well-being is damaged and destroyed when people are deliberately killed by other people. There are millions of primary and secondary victims of murder throughout the world, and human society as a whole is a tertiary victim of murder.
Mental Health, Paperback (November 2003)» View all books by Peter Morrall
Mental health has become a global issue. Throughout both the developed and developing worlds, the treatment and care of the mentally disordered, and the need to improve the mental health of all citizens, has become a major political and professional concern.
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Author Biography - Peter Morrall
Peter Morrall is Senior Lecturer in Health and Sociology at Leeds University, UK. He has nearly thirty years experience in the field of madness (working; researching; teaching; writing; suffering).
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