Demystifying Therapy (Psychology/self-help)

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9780094729407: Demystifying Therapy (Psychology/self-help)

This book questions the efficacy of those who seek to promote mental health using specific approaches and asks whether their approach may actually impede the therapeutic process.

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Professor Ernesto Spinelli, PhD is a Fellow of both the British Psychological Society (BPS) and the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) as well as a UKCP registered existential psychotherapist. In 1999 he was awarded a Personal Chair as Professor of Psychotherapy, Counselling and Counselling Psychology. His authorship of numerous specialist articles and several highly respected and widely read books dealing with the theory and practice of existential psychotherapy has earned for Ernesto a BPS Counselling Psychology Division Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Advancement of the Profession as well as an international reputation as a leading figure in the advancement of contemporary existential psychotherapy. Ernesto maintains a private therapeutic pracice and is currently Director of ES Associates, an organisation dedicated to the advancement of psychotherapy, coaching, and supervision through specialist seminars and training programmes.

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Dr Spinelli has written an extremely thought-provoking and enlightening analysis of the dangers inherent in most of the current therapies. His primary concern is the potential that exists for client abuse, not just sexual or emotional maltreatment but, more importantly, misuse of the power a therapist has within the therapeutic encounter. Spinelli eruditely - elaborates on the importance of the therapeutic relationship and how working within a descriptively focused encounter can help ensure that interpretations are made within the client's own experience and not imposed from outside. Alison Strasser, Psychotherapy in Australia [Ernesto Spinelli's] argument is that theory-led approaches - tend to reinforce the mystique of therapy and increase the likelihood of therapists misusing their power and of - clients having a negative experience of therapy. As an alternative, he puts forward and existential-phenomenological model of therapy, which requires that the therpist attempts to bracket out his or her biases, assumptions, and so on - and try to enter the patient's own meaning world in order to enhance their self-clarification, challenging the person, as it were, from within. D S J Ticktin, Newsletter of the GP Psychotherapy Association of Ontario.

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