Philosophy and Psychotherapy / Edition 1 available in Paperback
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- SAGE Publications
'For those readers who favour an empirical-scientific approach to counselling and therapy, and who view therapy, at least potentially or in principle, as an objective science, this will no doubt be a very useful and informative book... We should be grateful that Erwin has set out more fully than anyone to date the specifically philosophical case for a "science of therapy "; and those of a New Paradigm persuasion at least now know the nature of the arguments they will have to refute in order to sustain their position. I look forward with eager anticipation to their efforts, and to an emerging and fruitful engagement between philosophy and therapy - for both have a great deal to learn from each other' - Counselling, The Journal of the Br
About the Author
Edward Erwin is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Miami, and is the author or editor of a number of books, the most recent of which is the Freud Encyclopedia (1994).
Table of Contents
PART ONE: FOUNDATIONAL QUESTIONSAutonomy, Free Choice and the Possibility of a Psychotherapeutic ScienceValues and MoralsThe Self in PsychotherapyPostmodernist Clinical Epistemology A CritiquePART TWO: PSYCHOTHERAPEUTIC PARADIGMSBehavior Modification and the New BehaviorismCognitive Therapy and Behavior TherapyPsychoanalysis and the Psychodynamic TherapiesEPILOGUEThe Crisis in Psychotherapy