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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

Some Fresh Evolutionary Perspectives
Some fresh evolutionary perspectives

The communicative approach had unearthed unsolved puzzles that had brought me to the science of evolution. It had as well directed me to the unit of selection that I chose to explore for both its evolutionary history and current design and adaptations – the emotion-processing mind. But it also motivated me to search for addenda to the selfish gene theory, which I found far too unidimensional, constricting, and reductionistic to evoke a creative response in me. I needed a set of postulates that were broader, more inspirational, and more compatible with communicative thinking. With that in mind, I moved forward.

Preparing the Way: Facets of the Communicative Aproach

The communicative approach, as noted, had adopted a strong adaptive approach and ...

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