`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

Resisting Science

Resisting science

Opposition to a formal science of psychotherapy, be it active or passive, comes in many guises. It ranges from scepticism about, and outright denial of, the feasibility of such a science, to simply failing to recognize its necessity and offering little or no support for its development. Evidence of this neglect is seen in the absence of a strong science of psychotherapy in an era in which science has made major inroads into virtually every other aspect of nature. Even the oft-stated fear that science would dehumanize psychotherapy is groundless – science can only serve to support art and intuition when it comes to intervening in the lives of others. All in all, we may take as a basic premise that gross ...

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