`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
Chapter 12: The Move toward Science
The Move toward Science
Forging a model of the mind gave me a small taste of science. It was scientific but by no means a science of psychotherapy, nor was it interdisciplinary or collaborative research. Nevertheless, the success of the model helped me to think more clearly in terms of systems rather than isolated entities, reinforced and extended the adaptive focus of my thinking, and provided me with a picture of an emotional instrument – a mental module with inputs and outputs that might lend themselves to measurement and mathematically based exploration.
Model in hand, I continued to meet with neuroscientists, but still could find no basis for either collaborative research or theoretical discussion. I therefore continued to pluck the joys and rewards of ...