The Purpose of Counselling and Psychotherapy (Paperback)
  • The Purpose of Counselling and Psychotherapy (Paperback)

The Purpose of Counselling and Psychotherapy (Paperback)

Paperback 258 Pages / Published: 02/11/2004
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Why do counsellors and psychotherapists practice? What is the purpose? What real benefit does the client gain and what benefit accrues to society as a whole? Do liberal and postmodern values leave counselling and psycho-therapy vulnerable to being devalued by consumerism, individualism and relativism? This unique text subjects counselling and psychotherapy to a proper and thorough moral and ethical analysis.
Using radical new theories, the author opens up the field of counselling to rational debate, giving it a thorough analysis that is political, sociological and philosophical in outlook. Drawing on the communicative ethics of Habermas, he provides a new basis for understanding the purpose of counselling and psychotherapy. Using an argument that is both challenging and stimulating, the liberal and postmodern approaches are decisively investigated and
rejected. Of interest to specialists and non-specialists alike, this work offers
a new vision for counselling, which is both appealing and soundly argued.

Publisher: Palgrave USA
ISBN: 9781403935960
Number of pages: 258
Weight: 404 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 15 mm
Edition: 2004 ed.

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