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Psychotherapy From The Inside,
This review is from: Critically Engaging CBT (Hardcover)
Psychotherapy is recognised as a valid method for helping in the management of depression, anxiety and other emotional issues. This text is an interesting examination of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy edited by two well known authorities on the subject. A broad spectrum of therapists who use Rogerian, Jungian, Lacanian and many other approaches contribute to the discussion on the how, where and why CBT offers an alternative to Prozac or other medication-based methods. I found the views on what talking therapy actually does, allowing people to look at their patterns of thinking, food for thought. It's an impressive claim to suggest two people (patient & therapist), can achieve a clinically successful outcome. What should the end result be-happiness, contentment, emotional balance, or maybe even not accepting a life with no or a limited future in extreme cases? Many therapists seem to put a great deal of emphasis on their individual therapy's uniqueness. Perhaps there's an unnecessary deceit within this proposal. When there are so many options to living a life-why would someone consciously choose a way that makes for dissatisfaction or worse?
This material covers a really interesting subject, is well edited and one that I've already noticed I refer to as a reference guide.