Alternative Psychotherapies: Evaluating Unconventional Mental Health Treatments by Jean MercerAlternative Psychotherapies: Evaluating Unconventional Mental Health Treatments by Jean Mercer

Alternative Psychotherapies: Evaluating Unconventional Mental Health Treatments

byJean Mercer

Hardcover | July 30, 2014

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In Alternative Psychotherapies: Evaluating Unconventional Mental Health Treatments, Jean Mercer lists and evaluates a series of unconventional and potentially harmful psychological treatments that are rarely mentioned in the literature written by and for mental health professionals. Mercer guides students and practitioners to an understanding of alternative psychotherapies that will help them advise clients with respect to both existing and newly-emerging unconventional treatments.
Jean Mercer, PhD, is a developmental psychologist and author of a number of books on early development and critical thinking in psychology. She is a Fellow of the Institute for Science in Medicine and a member of the Society for Research in Child Development, the American Psychological Association, and the World Association for Infant ...
Title:Alternative Psychotherapies: Evaluating Unconventional Mental Health TreatmentsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:238 pages, 9.26 × 6.4 × 0.84 inPublished:July 30, 2014Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield PublishersLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1442234911

ISBN - 13:9781442234918

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Table of Contents

AcknowledgmentsChapter 1 Introducing the Issue of Alternative Psychotherapies Chapter 2 Regression Therapies: Back to Babyhood Chapter 3 Repression and Remembering in Alternative Psychotherapies Chapter 4 Energy Therapies Chapter 5 Bodywork, Passive and Active Chapter 6 All About Attachment Chapter 7 Understanding and Treating Autism Chapter 8 Special Education and Treatments for Developmental Disabilities Chapter 9 Conclusion: Regulating Alternative Psychotherapies References Index About the Author

Editorial Reviews

Mercer's book Alternative Psychotherapies represents another blow of the mallet of rationality and science in the longstanding and seemingly never-ending game of psychotherapeutic whack-a-mole. . . .Mercer jumps right into the fray, building upon her many previous assays into the scrum. This engaging book will be a keen read to everyone-members of the public interested in counseling, professional psychotherapists, academic psychologists, and graduate students in the mental health professions.