Hazardous to Your Mental Health
by Terence W. Campbell
Rapport Magazine, Sept./Oct. 1994
Campbell reviews the research results which are regularly ignored by practitioners and finds that evidence for successful treatment is scarce indeed
Without condemning all therapy, Campbell takes a hard look at the destructive form psychotherapy has taken for many of its practitioners. In many cases, therapists encourage a sick, dependent relationship in which the client invests undue authority in the supposedly all-wise psychologist. "Many therapists act as if their charisma, and only their charisma, can alleviate a client's distress," Campbell writes.
Beware the Talking Cure is timely and disturbing. Through compelling case histories, Dr. Campbell hammers home his points. Terence W. Campbell, Ph.D., specializes in family therapy and forensic psychology. He maintains a private practice in Sterling Heights, Michigan.