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Theories of truth, models of usefulness : toward a revolution in the field of psychotherapy

Author: Alvin R Mahrer
Publisher: London ; Philadelphia : Whurr Publishers, 2004.
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"The field of psychotherapy is filled with theories of truth, from theories of personality to those of psychopathology, psychodynamic theories to cognitive and humanistic theories. Based on the philosophy of science, this volume introduces models of usefulness as a revolutionary alternative to theories of truth. While models of usefulness are common in many other sciences they are essentially unknown in  Read more...
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Mahrer, Alvin R.
Theories of truth, models of usefulness.
London ; Philadelphia : Whurr Publishers, 2004
(OCoLC)762007812
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alvin R Mahrer
ISBN: 9781861564115 1861564112
OCLC Number: 55119778
Description: xvii, 102 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Ch. 1. Introduction --
Ch. 2. Distinguishing differences between theories of truth and models of usefulness --
Ch. 3. Some preferential features of models of usefulness over theories of truth --
Ch. 4. Conclusions and invitations.
Responsibility: Alvin R. Mahrer.

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"The field of psychotherapy is filled with theories of truth, from theories of personality to those of psychopathology, psychodynamic theories to cognitive and humanistic theories. Based on the philosophy of science, this volume introduces models of usefulness as a revolutionary alternative to theories of truth. While models of usefulness are common in many other sciences they are essentially unknown in psychotherapeutic practice and research." "This revolutionary volume introduces a new era, and a change in thinking by comparing models of usefulness with theories of truth, by showing their respective strengths and weaknesses, the ways in which models of usefulness are superior to theories of truth, by highlighting the preferential features of models over theories, and by showing how the paradigm-shift to models can have powerful implications for the whole field of psychotherapy." "This brief volume is for everyone who can be affected by this revolutionary shift, including practitioners of almost every approach, working with almost every clientele. Students and teachers of psychotherapy, and all those interested in psychology, psychiatry, nursing, rehabilitation, and counselling will find this book gives a new and refreshing look at approaches to psychotherapy."--BOOK JACKET.

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