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The myth of psychotherapy

Thomas Stephen Szasz

The myth of psychotherapy

Mental healing as religion, rhetoric, and repression

by Thomas Stephen Szasz

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Published by Anchor Books .
Written in English


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Number of Pages248
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Open LibraryOL7437018M
ISBN 100385066635
ISBN 109780385066631

  The Myth of Psychotherapy - The Myth of Psychotherapy audiobook, by Thomas Szasz Until recent years, “bad” and “immoral” were terms used to describe people who are now referred to as “sick” and “in need of treatment.” Moral and religious perspectives have been clearly replaced by medical and therapeutic rhetoric. It is little wonder that the world is plagued by legions of 4/5. Download Free eBooks in Psychotherapy, Psychiatry and Psychoanalysis. Readers from countries and territories around the world have saved on FREE downloads of classic psychotherapy books.

His book, The Myth of Mental Illness, provided the philosophical basis for the antipsychiatry and patient advocate movements that began in the s and have flourished ever since. Szasz.   The Myth of Psychotherapy Mental Healing as Religion, Rhetoric, and Repression (Book): Szasz, Thomas,

THE MYTH OF MENTAL ILLNESS arise in this process. 1. Yet, in one sense, much of psychotherapy may revolve around nothing other than the elucidation and weighing of goals and values—many of which may be mutually contra-dictory—and the means whereby they might best be harmonized, realized, or relinquished. The diversity of human values. The Myth of Psychotherapy: Mental Healing as Religion, Rhetoric, and Repression (Audible Audio Edition): Thomas Szasz, Robin Lawson, Blackstone Audio, Inc.: 4/5(8).


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The Myth of Psychotherapy: Mental Healing as Religion, Rhetoric, and Repression Paperback – April 1, Author interviews, book reviews, editors' picks, and more. Read it now. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle by: Thomas Szasz has become a better writer since he wrote "The Myth of Mental Illness" in It is clearer in this book that he is just smearing psychotherapy than in the former book, where his smears are better hidden amongst erudite references to twentieth-century philosophy and other confusing stuff/5(10).

The Myth of Psychotherapy book. Read 11 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. s/t: Mental Healing as Religion, Rhetoric & Repression/5.

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The Myth of Psychotherapy: Mental Healing as Religion, Rhetoric, and Repression. In this Book. Additional Information. The Myth of Psychotherapy: Mental Healing as Religion, Rhetoric, and Repression; Thomas Szasz ; Book; Published by: Cited by: This intriguing book undercuts everything you thought you knew about psychotherapy.

About the Author Thomas Szasz is the author of over four-hundred articles and nineteen books; among the most recent are The Therapeutic State: Psychiatry in the Mirror of Current Events and.

3 myths prevalent in psychotherapy research are considered and refuted. These include the uniformity assumptions, spontaneous remission of psychoneurosis, and the belief that present theoretical formulations provide adequate paradigms. Several other confusions are listed and clarified including the process-outcome distinction, the classification problem, and the expectation of the definitive Cited by: British psychiatrist Garth Wood, M.D., criticizes modern day "psychotherapy" in his book The Myth of Neurosis published in with these words: "These misguided myth-makers have encouraged us to believe that the infinite mysteries of the mind are as amenable to their professed expertise as plumbing or an automobile engine.

This is rubbish. The Myth of Psychotherapy: Mental Healing As Religion, Rhetoric, and by: The Cry for Myth () is a book by the American existential psychologist Rollo May, in which he proposes that modern people need myths to make sense of their lives, and that without myth they are prey to anxiety and addiction.

The book explores numerous myths from Classical Greece through to twentieth century writers, and shows their relevance to the personal existential dilemmas of : Rollo May. "This book gets straight to the heart of one of psychotherapy’s basic issues: why do people become therapists.

There seems to be two prevailing myths about therapists: they are either completely neurotic or totally sane. These myths are held both within and outside the therapy profession/5(23).

Moral relativism, bolstered by psychotherapy, has prevailed over the traditional ideas of self-control, individual responsibility, and moral culpability.

Thomas Szasz moves to demythologize psychotherapy itself in a most provocative manner. Introduction: The Myth Of Psychotherapy, Thomas Szasz, AD, p70 "In short, for Heinroth it is not loss of reason, which psychiatrists would now call loss of the ability to test reality, that characterizes madness or "true insanity"; it is instead loss of freedom.

What Heinroth meant by loss of freedom is exactly the same as what psychiatrists, and others, now mean by lack of rationality. Buy Myth of Psychotherapy: Mental Healing as Religion, Rhetoric and Repression New e. by Szasz, Thomas (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on /5(7).

The Myth of Psychotherapy. PsychiatryOnline subscription options offer access to the DSM-5 library, books, journals, CME, and patient resources. This all-in-one virtual library provides psychiatrists and mental health professionals with key resources for diagnosis, treatment, research, and professional development.

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Marie Adams Routledge pp Reviewer Dr. Werner Kierski. Marie Adams’ The Myth of the Untroubled Therapist is a more than welcome addition to the canon of psychotherapeutic literature. It is a well-written and accessible study of the emotional and existential struggles therapists can experience.

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PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. Never Read+ year old Paperback book with dust jacket-may.Myth of psychotherapy: metaphorizing medical treatment --Persuading persons: rhetoric as remedy --Curing souls: religion as remedy --Franz Anton Mesmer: metaphorizing magnetism --Johann Christian Heinroth: repression as remedy --Wilhelm Erb, Julius Wagner-Jauregg, and Sigmund Freud: electrical treatment --Psychoanalytic movement: franchising.