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How Psychotherapy Can Become a Science
Mahrer, Alvin R., PhD
Howard Gontovnick Publications / Coil or Looseleaf / 2007-10-01 / 0968186513
Person-Centered and Experiential Therapy & Counsel
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In How Psychotherapy Can Become A Science, is a look at revolutionizing what psychotherapy can become. Alvin Mahrer shares his passion for moving psychotherapy forward and lays down the challenge to his readers to consider several possible ways for psychotherapy to join the real sciences. Like most paradigm shifts, this volume speaks to the entire field, from practitioners of the art and science to teachers and supervisors, from researchers to theorists, from trainees to professionals. At this moment in time, this is a subject matter that requires your attention and invites your input. In this his 17th book, Mahrer explores several options to discover how this field called psychotherapy can open its doors and take advantage of the possibilities that can make it more of a science like other sciences? More importantly, How Psychotherapy Can Become A Science is not just simple reflection of what the field is right now, but a way of exploring several options as to how psychotherapy can become what it has the potential to become. If you treasure and think about the field of psychotherapy you must read this book!

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(1) Develop Psychotherapy As Its Own Field....
(2) Ground The Field Of Psychotherapy In Concrete Reality....
(3) Study And Improve The Foundational Beliefs' Of The Field Of Psychotherapy
(4) Provide Better And Better Answers To The Basic Questions' In The Field Of Psychotherapy
(5) Welcome Philosophy Of Science As An Integral Part Of The Field Of Psychotherapy
(6) Do Periodic Appraisals That Can Guide The Field Toward Becoming More Of A Science.

About the Author

Alvin R. Mahrer, PhD is a professor Emeritus at the University of Ottawa, in Canada, and recipient of the Distinguished Psychologist Award, the Living Legend in Psychotherapy Award, and the Rollo May Award for the Pursuit of New Knowledge from several divisions of the American Psychological Association. He spent 45 years after graduation putting together a psychotherapy that made sense to him-he called it 'experiential psychotherapy'. He is spending his next 45 years nudging the field of psychotherapy toward a revolutionary paradigm shift.

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