`This book issues a challenge to anyone in the field of psychotherapy who is resigned to seeing psychotherapy as solely a service activity or an art or craft. Instead, Langs invites us to see that psychotherapy, clinical technique and practice may have intricate and fundamental conditions to the scientific laws of nature and the universe. This work will also be of value to those psychotherapists who are interested in asking research questions about the process and technique of psychotherapy. It is also a refreshing read in a post modern era where the pursuit of validity and fundamental laws seems to have gone out of fashion' - New Therapist

Why Science?

Why science?

As we stand at the edge of the twenty-first century there is, I believe, no greater need for psychotherapists and the field of psychotherapy than to take a definitive turn toward science. As practitioners who intervene in the lives of others, we can no longer afford the risks, self-indulgence, and lack of information and knowledge inherent to the isolation of psychotherapy from nature and biology. As dedicated psychotherapists, we have a responsibility, individually and collectively, to set this situation straight.

There are many reasons for this pronouncement. For one, the history of science suggests that in order for psychotherapy to survive as a discipline and service to others, it must have a fundamental grounding in a clearly demarcated depth psychology. This need for depth ...

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