Psychotherapy and Persuasion

November 20, 2018|
Psychotherapy and Persuasion by Eaton John
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Is psychotherapy a science?
Or is it an ideology?
Does it work through indoctrination?
Or is it a conversation?

John Eaton discusses these questions using materials from Freud, Reich, Lazarus, Wolpe and Eysenck as well as critiques of psychotherapy from Szasz, Gellner, Labov & Fanshel, Wittgenstein, Foucault and Gadamer.

He analyses transcripts from therapeutic interviews by Carl Rogers, Albert Ellis and Fritz Perls (the 'Gloria' tapes) and others, and shows how psychotherapy is a special type of conversation marked by arguments, metaphors, stories, scripts, formulations and other persuasive devices. Much depends on whether clients can find a use for them.

Finally he discusses how hermeneutics helps us to understand the pitfalls of interpretations and the way in which their use can make for success or failure in therapy.

Dr John Eaton is a UKCP registered psychotherapist and has practiced since 1990. He was awarded his doctorate in Psychology by the University of Lancaster in 1998.
Title:Psychotherapy and PersuasionFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:268 pages, 8 X 5 X 0.61 inShipping dimensions:268 pages, 8 X 5 X 0.61 inPublished:November 20, 2018Publisher:Dr John EatonLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1999773128

ISBN - 13:9781999773120

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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