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House of cards : psychology and psychotherapy built on myth

Author: Robyn M Dawes
Publisher: New York : Free Press, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st pbk. edView all editions and formats
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Critically examines some of the most cherished clinical assumptions and therapeutic methods now in use. Dawes argues against our common view of the world, believing, for example that the idea that  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robyn M Dawes
ISBN: 0684830914 9780684830919 0029072050 9780029072059
OCLC Number: 34470983
Notes: Originally published: New York : Free Press ; Toronto : Maxwell Macmillan Canada ; New York : Maxwell Macmillan International, ©1994.
Description: xi, 338 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. I. The Claims of the Mental Health Experts Versus the Evidence --
1. Introduction. 2. Psychotherapy: The Myth of Expertise. 3. Prediction and Diagnosis: More Myths of Expertise. 4. Experience: The Myth of Expanding Expertise. 5. Licensing: The Myth of Protecting the Public. 6. A Plethora of Experts and What to Do About Them. 7. Why the Myths Are Believed --
pt. II. Impact on Our Cultural Beliefs. 8. New Age Psychology. 9. Paternalistic Put-Downs: Clients as Slaves to Therapists, and the Rest of Us as Slaves to Our Feelings. 10. Autonomy and Advice.
Responsibility: Robyn M. Dawes.

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