`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 7: Model-Making in Science and Psychoanalysis
Model-Making in Science and Psychoanalysis
We turn now to science and my search for researchers and a literature with any kind of relevance to developing either an interdisciplinary research collaboration or a formal science of psychotherapy. My plans were quite indefinite. With the help of the informal research team mentioned in the previous chapter, I made efforts to identify as many measurable aspects of psychotherapy as we could find. I wanted, if possible, to develop some research materials that I could bring with me in trying to engage the interest of the scientists I hoped to meet. It seemed wise in pursuing interdisciplinary research – initially I thought more along these lines than I did of a formal science of psychotherapy – ...