Soul Searching: Why Psychotherapy Must Promote Moral Responsibility / Edition 1

Soul Searching: Why Psychotherapy Must Promote Moral Responsibility / Edition 1

by William J. Doherty
     
 

ISBN-10: 046500945X

ISBN-13: 9780465009459

Pub. Date: 03/28/1996

Publisher: Basic Books


Paul, a divorced father, wants to back out of his child care arrangement and spend less time with his children.Nathan has been lying to his wife about a serious medical condition.Marsha, recently separated from her husband, cannot resist telling her children negative things about their father.What is the role of therapy in these situations? Trained to strive for…  See more details below

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Paul, a divorced father, wants to back out of his child care arrangement and spend less time with his children.Nathan has been lying to his wife about a serious medical condition.Marsha, recently separated from her husband, cannot resist telling her children negative things about their father.What is the role of therapy in these situations? Trained to strive for neutrality and to focus strictly on the clients’ needs, most therapists generally consider moral issues such as fairness, truthfulness, and obligation beyond their domain. Now, an award-winning psychologist and family therapist criticizes psychotherapy’s overemphasis on individual self-interest and calls for a sense of moral responsibility in therapy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780465009459
Publisher:
Basic Books
Publication date:
03/28/1996
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
556,216
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x (d)
Lexile:
1380L (what's this?)

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Pt. IMorality in the Practice of Psychotherapy
Ch. 1Psychotherapy and Moral Responsibility3
Ch. 2Commitment21
Ch. 3Justice47
Ch. 4Truthfulness69
Ch. 5Community89
Pt. IIThe Moral Character of the Therapist
Ch. 6Caring115
Ch. 7Courage139
Ch. 8Prudence163
Postscript: Finding a Good Therapist and Creating Moral Communities Among Therapists181
References191
Index203

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