`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 Call to Science

The call to science

There are three main avenues through which psychotherapists can and should be motivated to interact with science: by supporting valid scientific activities related to psychotherapy; by endorsing and possibly engaging in interdisciplinary studies with those working in other fields; and by finding ways to familiarize themselves with the findings and ideas of the many sciences in existence today. Let us look briefly at each of these commitments.

The Sciences of Psychotherapy

The most basic interaction between practising therapists and science involves understanding the need for a variety of sciences of psychotherapy and supporting their development. This is especially true of the call for a formal or quantitative science ofpsychotherapy – the much maligned search for the laws and regularities of ...

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