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`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 Lawfulness of Communicative Work
The lawfulness of communicative work

We turned next to classical Newtonian physics and issues of energy, force, work, and eventually temperature (the amount of agitation of an entity, be it physical or mental), as they might apply to our vehicles of human communication. Tony decided to proceed once more in a manner comparable to the way in which physicists work in exploring the material world – the goal continued to be to quantify and generate real world mathematical models and results, and to avoid metaphors.

His plan was to use a method first crafted by Descartes and in common use to this day. He would transform our five quantitative measures into the spatial domain – into five dimensional space – and then ...

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