This first-class book provides an unrivalled basis for further discussion on to how to make psychotherapy more effective both, ethically and professionally. Above all, psychotherapy is a moral practice. However scientific its research, or however much scientific research is demanded of it, psychotherapy remains a practice born of moral dilemmas, of how we live together, each with the other...Above all, the book is a plea to accept psychotherapy as a profession.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 318
Weight: 454 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 27 mm
'Psychotherapy is here to stay. This fist-class book provides an unrivalled basis for further discussion as to how to make it more effective both ethically and professionally.'- Anthony Storr, The Independent'This most valuable and timely book should be read by all involved in planning and provision of National Health Service (NHS) psychotherapy. The authors, a medical psychotherapist and a philosopher, combine forces to illuminate the nature of psychotherapy, its social role, and the associated complex scientific and ethical questions.- Jane Milton, International Review of Psychiatry'As a collaborative volume The Values of Psychotherapy is highly successful. The book is throughout refreshingly free from jargon. It also avoids the self-important seriousness of much psychotherapeutic literature. The issues addressed are serious issues. But they are tackled with a light touch and, in places, considerable humour.'- K.W.M. Fulford, Journal of Applied Philosophy'In the current situation of vigorous debate about psychotherapy, its place in the NHS, and the questions of the new profession, this is a necessary and timely book.'- Phil Mollon, British Journal of Psychiatry