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Published by HarperCollins in London .
Written in English


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StatementJeffrey Masson ; with a foreword by Dorothy Rowe.
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Open LibraryOL13876571M

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A thought-provoking book about the abuse of power in therapeutic relationships. Mason describes extreme human rights violations, perpetrated within the mental health system, and justified as "therapeutic interventions" that are allegedly in the patient's "best interest"/5.   The author (The Assault on Truth) takes the position here that all forms of psychotherapy are wrong because the very structure of the therapist-patient relationship negates the freedom and dignity of the person seeking help. Though this study is sometimes shrill and overstated, it is in many ways Masson's best and most controversial book.5/5(3). A revised edition of a controversial attack on modern psychological therapy, from Freud to Carl Rogers. The author begins with the premise that the aim of therapy is to change people.   In his new book, Against Therapy, he is a one-man wrecking crew of considerable energy and intelligence. Masson arrived at his opposition to therapy via a long and rocky path. He started out as a Author: Timothy Beneke.

With passion and clarity, Against Therapy addresses the profession's core weaknesses, contending that, since therapy's aim is to change people, and this is achieved according to therapist's own notions and prejudices, the psychological process is necessarily corrupt.   With passion and clarity, 'Against Therapy' addresses the profession's core weaknesses, contending that, since therapy's aim is to change people, and this is achieved according to therapists' own notions and prejudices, the psychological process is necessarily s: Discover the best Physical Therapy in Best Sellers. Find the top most popular items in Amazon Books Best Sellers. In his bookAgainst Therapy, a critique of psychotherapy published in , psychoanalyst Jeffrey Masson, Ph.D., speaks of what he calls "The myth of training" of psychotherapists. He says: "Therapists usually boast of their 'expertise,' the 'elaborate training' they have undergone. When discussing competence, one often hears phrases like.

In this ground-breaking and highly controversial book, Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson attacks the very foundations of modern psychotherapy from Freud to Jung, from Fritz Perls to Carl Rodgers. With passion and clarity, Against Therapy addresses the profession's core weaknesses, contending that, since therapy's aim is to change people, and this is achieved according to therapist's own notions and.   Against Therapy: Emotional Tyranny and the Myth of Psychological Healing - Kindle edition by Masson, Jeffrey Moussaieff. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Against Therapy: Emotional Tyranny and the Myth of Psychological Healing/5(49). The book recognizes that there is no “one size fits all” approach to therapy, so it contains a few different CBT exercises for different situations. This is an excellent book for therapists to start learning about CBT, no matter what their client’s needs are. Find books like Against Therapy from the world’s largest community of readers. Goodreads members who liked Against Therapy also liked: The Crooked House.