`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

The Output Centre

The output centre

The processing activities of the emotion-processing mind – conscious and unconscious – lead to outputs that take two basic forms: behavioural and verbalized-communicative. The former includes actions, affects, and bodily reactions, while the latter involves language-based thinking and communications.

The Output Control Centre (OCC)

I postulated an Output Control Centre (OCC), but defining its rules of operation and its regulatory features presented a number of problems. For one, the relationship between input, analysing, assigning, and processing on the one hand, and output responses on the other, appeared to be extremely complicated. I realized immediately that while many rules of intaking and processing were evident from clinical material, the specific factors in output had not emerged with any clarity.

The OCC needed to be ...

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