psychotherapy

Magic-mushroom drug can treat severe depression, trial suggests

This report by Philippa Roxby comes from the BBC. It begins: “A drug based on a compound in hallucinogenic mushrooms can improve the symptoms of severe depression for up to 12 weeks, a trial shows. A 25mg tablet of psilocybin puts…
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Schopenhauer’s Porcupines: Intimacy and Its Dilemmas: Intimacy And Its Dilemmas: Five Stories Of Psychotherapy

This book has been written by . The publishers say: “Each generation of therapists can boast of only a few writers like Deborah Luepnitz, whose sympathy and wit shine through a fine, luminous prose. In Schopenhauer’s Porcupines she recounts five true…
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People with psychosis can heal by rebuilding their life stories

This article by Henry R. Cowan has been published on the Psyche website. Although it uses the scientifically meaningless term “schizophrenia”, it nonetheless has valuable things to say. It begins: “What would you say if I asked you to tell the story…
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Relational Psychotherapy and Psychedelic Treatment

This article by James Barnes and Saga Briggs appears on the Mind Foundation website. It begins: “Talking about changing one’s relationships is a common feature of therapy sessions. A direct change in one’s experience of relationships is a common feature of…
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Is Psychotherapy Still an Infant Science?

This article by Martin Goldfried has been published on the psychotherapy.net website. It begins: “The field of psychotherapy has been around for quite a while—well over 100 years. According to sociologists of science, a field only reaches ‘maturity’ when there exists…
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Point of View: Research or Reality? The Flawed Science of Psychotherapy

This interview with Dr. Jonathan Shedler, published on the Psychotherapy Networker website, is conducted by Ryan Howes. It begins: “Get into grad school. Choose an approach. Make sure it’s evidence based. Build your practice. This formula has been the standard for…
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Psychotherapy Relationships that Work: Volume 1: Evidence-Based Therapist Contributions … 3rd Edition

This book [August 2019] has been edited by John Norcross and Michael Lambert. The publishers say: “First published in 2002, the landmark Psychotherapy Relationships That Work broke new ground by focusing renewed and corrective attention on the substantial research behind the crucial (but…
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Medications have replaced psychotherapy as first line treatments

“… as a profession, primary care physicians know, or should know, that psychotropic medications are mostly ineffective and potentially dangerous to patients. As such, most physicians who prescribe psychotropic medication do so to the detriment of their patients.” This paper –…
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