The Value of Psychotherapy: The Talking Cure in an Age of

The Value of Psychotherapy: The Talking Cure in an Age of From a seasoned scholar, clinician, and teacher, this lively, highly readable text probes where the field of psychotherapy is now and where it may be headed in the future Robert L Woolfolk explores commonalities and differences among major therapeutic approaches, as well as their philosophical underpinnings He critiques the growing medicalization of mental health care in particular, the attempt to fit psychotherapy to the templates of evidence based medicine Students gain an appreciation of the enduring value of the talking cure for addressing perennial questions Who am I What can I become What kind of life is worth having, and how can I achieve it The book makes a strong case for the benefits of psychotherapy not only as a method for treating disorders, but also as a practice that can promote practical wisdom and human flourishing


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  1. James Hansen James Hansen says:

    This is one of the best books in the field I have ever read Woolfolk s deep and rare knowledge and appreciation of both the scientific and humanistic traditions makes this book a fascinating and uniquely insightful read I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants a rich, insightful, and fascinating view of the foundations of psychotherapy, historical perspectives, intellectual controversies, and the future o


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