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Psychotherapy, American culture, and social policy : immoral individualism

Author: Elizabeth A Throop
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.
Series: Culture, mind, and society.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Psychotherapy, American Culture, and Social Policy provides a lively indictment of psychotherapy and individualism by examining American cultural structures - child-rearing, family life, mental illness, and education. Throop advances a complex argument that American reliance on psychotherapy to explain these structures is a poor justification which neglects those most in need and pain. Both interdisciplinary and  Read more...
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Throop, Elizabeth A., 1958-
Psychotherapy, American culture, and social policy.
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009
(OCoLC)608576059
Online version:
Throop, Elizabeth A., 1958-
Psychotherapy, American culture, and social policy.
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009
(OCoLC)609246213
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth A Throop
ISBN: 0230609457 9780230609457
OCLC Number: 226357146
Description: viii, 192 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: American culture in cross-cultural context --
Psychotherapy and hyperindividualism --
Poverty is just a state of mind --
The kids aren't all right --
Those who can't teach --
The sacrifice of our children --
Still crazy after all these years --
Color blind hearts and minds --
Conclusion.
Series Title: Culture, mind, and society.
Responsibility: Elizabeth A. Throop.
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A lively indictment of American culture's pervasive use of the psychotherapeutic metaphor to explain behaviours, a habit that has crossed the Atlantic in recent years, arguing that psychotherapy and  Read more...

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