Against Therapy: Emotional Tyranny and the Myth of Psychological Healing

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Untreed Reads, Jul 10, 2012 - Psychology - 212 pages
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In this ground-breaking and highly controversial book, Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson attacks the very foundations of modern psychotherapy from Freud to Jung, from Fritz Perls to Carl Rodgers. With passion and clarity, Against Therapy addresses the profession's core weaknesses, contending that, since therapy's aim is to change people, and this is achieved according to therapist's own notions and prejudices, the psychological process is necessarily corrupt. With a foreword by the eminent British psychologist Dorothy Rowe, this cogent and convincing book has shattering implications.

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In Assault on Truth ( LJ 2/15/84), Masson cast doubt on the foundation of psychoanalysis and Freud's seduction theory. In this book, Masson continues the precedent he set by offering well-documented ... Read full review


A Note on Terms and Concepts
The Prehistory of Psychotherapy
Dora and Freud
Ferenczis Secret Diary and the Experiment in Mutual Analysis
John Rosen and Direct Psychoanalysis
Sex and Battering in Pyschotherapy
And Furthermore
Afterword to Second Edition

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Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson is the author of twenty-five books, including the New York Times bestselling When Elephants Weep and Dogs Never Lie About Love, as well as The Pig Who Sang to the Moon, The Face on Your Plate, and The Assault on Truth. An American, he lives in New Zealand.

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