`My congratulations to Colin Feltham for assembling a set of contentious issues and lively authors which together made me forget my surroundings' - Person-Centred Practice `Editor Colin Feltham's choice of topics shows an astute, on the ground awareness of the issues that dog the industry, while still making lively reading' - New Therapist In this book, leading practitioners, critics and commentators take sides on many topical and core debates including: · Theoretical issues: Does the unconscious really exist? Is birth trauma a fiction? Should one believe in `false memories'? · Clinical issues: Is ther

Registration Benefits and is Necessary to the Public and the Profession

Registration Benefits and is Necessary to the Public and the Profession

Registration benefits and is necessary to the public and the profession

It seems best to me to start with some trends and speculations. Psychotherapy and counselling are becoming common activities. The public is becoming increasingly interested in them, and increasingly concerned about them. It is likely that there will continue to be a growing demand for them and that it will be met by a growth in private practice even if, as seems likely to happen in the UK and the US, a cap is put on what managed health care schemes will pay. Furthermore, it can be expected that the dominant scientific paradigm will continue to shift from genetics and other information sciences, which ...

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