The Death of Psychotherapy: From Freud to Alien Abductions (Hardcover)

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Puts psychotherapy on trial by critically examining its effectiveness through the lens of the scientific method.

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Publisher Praeger
Mfg Part# 9780275964139
SKU 30750818
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0275964132
Release Date 5/10/2010
Physical
Dimensions (in Inches) 9.5H x 6.25L x 1T
Praise
"[A] handy reference to understanding the various therapy names that regularly pop up. The book is invaluable to me."
"The Death of Psychotherapy skillfully presents a badly needed message: much of therapy lacks scientific backing. In tackling the sad lack of experimental confirmation of clinical findings, Eisner is sure to become a force for change."
From the Publisher
Excerpt ** Table of Contents **|-- Science and Fiction in Psychotherapy |-- Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy |-- Cathartic Therapies: From Primal to est |-- Recovered Memory Therapy |-- Humanistic Psychotherapy |-- Behavioral and Cognitive Therapy |-- Strategic Family Systems Therapy to Neurolinguistic Programming |-- Spiritual Therapy |-- From Buddha Psychotherapy to Alien Abductions |-- The Death of Psychotherapy |-- Conclusions
Annotation Are psychoanalysis or cognitive-behavior therapies effective from a scientific point of view? Eisner poses this question in an examination of psychotherapy practices.
Editors Note Psychologist-attorney Eisner puts psychotherapy on trial by critically examining its effectiveness through the lens of the scientific method. From psychoanalysis to cognitive-behavior therapy as well as the 500 or so other psychotherapies, there is not a single experimental study that supports the effectiveness of psychotherapy over a placebo or religious healing. Using both case examples and clinical research, this book challenges the conclusion that there is empirical support for the notion that psychotherapy is effective.
Editors Note 3 Psychologist-attorney Eisner puts psychotherapy on trial by critically examining its effectiveness through the lens of the scientific method. From psychoanalysis to cognitive-behavior therapy as well as the 500 or so other psychotherapies, there is not a single experimental study that supports the effectiveness of psychotherapy over a placebo or religious healing. Using both case examples and clinical research, this book challenges the conclusion that there is empirical support for the notion that psychotherapy is effective.
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Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0248
Publisher Praeger
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