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A unique collaboration between a philosopher and a psychiatrist, this volume provides information on the scientific, philosophical, and political value of psychotherapy, focusing on its capacity to enhance autonomy and emotional freedom. The book also treats the moral and clinical issues that may arise in different forms of therapy--analytic, behavioral, and systemic--and explores possible solutions. In addition the author discusses the need for a code of practice for psychotherapists, as well as expansion of state-funded treatment for the needy, while considering the future role of psychotherapy in the modern world.
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Professor Jeremy Holmes is co-lead of the psychoanalytic stream of the University of Exeter Masters programme in psychological therapies, and the Psychodynamic Professional Qualification course 2002-2009. He has written extensively and lectures nationally and internationally. He also has a part-time private psychotherapy practice.Review:
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'Psychotherapy is here to stay. This first-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 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 humor." (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)
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Book Description Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1989. HARDCOVER. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. Octavo size (8vo) in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 256pp, index etc . . . . . [ CONDITION : NEW unread copy in NEW complete Dust Jacket ] . . . . . . . . . We always ship in strong card packing. Seller Inventory # T77764
Book Description Oxford University Press, USA, 1989. Hardcover. Condition: New. 1. Seller Inventory # DADAX0192177591