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Psychotherapy and Science


December 1999 | 208 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
`This book issues a challenge to anyone in the field of psychotherapy who is resigned to seeing psychotherapy as solely a service activity or an art or craft. Instead, Langs invites us to see that psychotherapy, clinical technique and practice may have intricate and fundamental conditions to the scientific laws of nature and the universe. This work will also be of value to those psychotherapists who are interested in asking research questions about the process and technique of psychotherapy. It is also a refreshing read in a postmodern era where the pursuit of validity and fundamental laws seems to have gone out of fashion' - New Therapist

 
PART ONE: PREPARING THE WAY TO SCIENCE
 
Why Science
 
The Call to Science
 
Psychotherapy as a Science
 
Psychotherapy as a Service
 
Three Theories of Psychoanalysis
 
Resisting Science
 
PART TWO: MODEL-MAKING
 
Model-Making in Science and Psychoanalysis
 
Preparing for a New Model of the Mind
 
The Perceptual-Analyzing Center
 
The Processing Centers
The Two System Mind

 
 
The Output Center
 
PART THREE: A FORMAL SCIENCE FOR PSYCHOTHERAPY
 
The Move toward Science
 
The First Models and the First Results
 
A Cross-Correlational Study
 
A Science Derived from Classical Physics
 
A First Law of Human Communication
 
The Lawfulness of Communicative Work
 
Measuring Mental Energy
 
PART FOUR: JOINING FORCES WITH OTHER SCIENCES
 
Evolution
The Mainstream Viewpoint

 
 
Some Fresh Evolutionary Perspectives
 
An Evolutionary Scenario for the Emotion-Processing Mind
 
Universal Darwinism and the Emotion-Processing Mind
 
The Emotion-Processing Mind and the Science of Immunology
 
Cognitive Science and Neuroscience

`This book issues a challenge to anyone in the field of psychotherapy who is resigned to seeing psychotherapy as solely a service activity or an art or craft. Instead, Langs invites us to see that psychotherapy, clinical technique and practice may have intricate and fundamental conditions to the scientific laws of nature and the universe. This work will also be of value to those psychotherapists who are interested in asking research questions about the process and technique of psychotherapy. It is also a refreshing read in a post modern era where the pursuit of validity and fundamental laws seems to have gone out of fashion' - New Therapist

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