Regulating the Psychological Therapies: From Taxonomy to Taxidermy (Paperback)Denis Postle (author)
Paperback Published: 02/04/2007
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Keeping track of the arguments for and against state regulation and how, if or why the psychological therapies should become state sponsored, has been an onerous task in recent years. For many practitioners, the institutional politics and disinformation around the regulation topic have tended to breed boredom and apathy. Why so? Might it be because informed consent to state regulation has tended to seem out of the question? And that considering the work we do, this is perceived as incongruous? Denis Postle chronicles 16 years of scrutiny and practical development of civic accountability for the psychological therapies. He shows how vested interests, which in the last decade successfully seduced an otherwise uninterested government into bringing forward state regulation, now find that they have got their wish but tragically for clients and practitioners alike, not in the form they sought. "Regulating the Psychological Therapies" invites the reader to reassess their attitudes to state regulation, arguing that due to attempts to control the market for the psychological therapies, a deep confusion of ends and means has arisen. While intended to protect clients, legislation will be ineffective in this aim; conversely, through compromising innovation and favouring psychological monocultures, state regulation will damage and restrict clients' experience.
Publisher: PCCS Books
Dimensions: 234 x 156 mm
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