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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

Preparing for a New Model of the Mind
Preparing for a new model of the mind

My turn to modelling the emotion-related mind was motivated by a need for the clarification of a multitude of fresh clinical observations and a search for answers to my dilemmas. Model-making also had a scientific cast to it, so it might contribute to my efforts to develop a science of the emotion-related mind. A successful model would also provide me with a sound basis for interacting with cognitive neuroscientists and others who worked with models of their own.

Importantly, clinical observations made from the communicative vantage-point suggested that Freud's topographic model was more fundamental and viable both theoretically and clinically than was his structural model. I took this position because his ...

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