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1st Edition

The Therapy Relationship
A Special Kind of Friendship

ISBN 9781782202523
Published October 17, 2015 by Routledge
196 Pages

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Book Description

This book proposes that the age-old rules and virtues of friendship lie at the heart of all forms of psychotherapy and counselling. It explains the philosophical, technical, political, and ethical aspects of three different approaches to therapy.

Table of Contents

Preface -- Introduction to the issues -- A brief historical survey of wise counsel and friendship -- The humanistic approach -- The psychodynamic approach -- Applied science/technology -- Can we compare different approaches to therapy? -- Therapy: Cracks in the foundations -- The client’s perspective -- Do-it-yourself (DIY) therapy -- Therapy as social regulation -- Ethics, therapy, and friendship

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