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Crazy Therapies: What Are They Do They Work

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Publisher Comments:

"Crazy" Therapies is a startling--and often hilarious--expose of the alternative philosophies and practices that can be found in today's ever-growing psychotherapeutic marketplace.While it is true that millions of people are greatly helped by psychodynamic, behavioral, cognitive, group, and other types of legitimate therapies, each year thousands of vulnerable and unsuspecting individuals go to and trust practitioners who persuade clients to accept with various unfounded and fanciful methods. Generally these enthusiastic--and perhaps ill-trained--therapists are themselves convinced of the healing powers of an array of techniques, some dating back far into time, that range from hilarious to hazardous.Some clients are helped--most likely as a result of a placebo effect; some lose precious time and money; and yet others are psychologically damaged by some rather offbeat and irrational procedures. Past-life therapy, alien-abduction therapy, rebirthing, and skull bone adjustments, to name a few, might be laughable if the results of some of these bizarre practices weren't so potentially wasteful and at times harmful.

Book News Annotation:

An expose of alternative psychotherapeutic philosophies and practices, revealing the sometimes harmful effects of methods such as past-life therapy, alien-abduction therapy, rebirthing, and skull adjustment. Outlines guidelines for distinguishing legitimate therapeutic approaches from those that are irrational or unethical, and offers advice on avoiding the risks of entanglement. For general readers.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

"Crazy" Therapies is a startling--and often hilarious--expose of the alternative philosophies and practices that can be found in today's ever-growing psychotherapeutic marketplace.While it is true that millions of people are greatly helped by psychodynamic, behavioral, cognitive, group, and other types of legitimate therapies, each year thousands of vulnerable and unsuspecting individuals go to and trust practitioners who persuade clients to accept with various unfounded and fanciful methods. Generally these enthusiastic--and perhaps ill-trained--therapists are themselves convinced of the healing powers of an array of techniques, some dating back far into time, that range from hilarious to hazardous.Some clients are helped--most likely as a result of a placebo effect; some lose precious time and money; and yet others are psychologically damaged by some rather offbeat and irrational procedures. Past-life therapy, alien-abduction therapy, rebirthing, and skull bone adjustments, to name a few, might be laughable if the results of some of these bizarre practices weren't so potentially wasteful and at times harmful.

Synopsis:

A startling--and often downright amusing--expose of the alternative philosophies and practices that can be found in today's ever-growing psychotherapeutic marketplace. The book describes actual case histories of people who participated in a variety of controversial therapies, including alien abduction, past lives regression, and aromatherapy.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 247-248) and index.

About the Author

MARGARET THALER SINGER is a clinical psychologist and emeritus adjunct professor at the University of California, Berkeley. An expert on post-traumatic stress and cults, she lectures widely in the United States and abroad. She is the lead author of Cults in Our Midst (Jossey-Bass, 1995).

JANJA LALICH is a writer, consultant, and specialist in cults and psychological manipulation and abuse. She is also the coauthor of Captive Hearts, Captive Minds (1994) and Cults in Our Midst (Jossey-Bass, 1995).

Table of Contents

Introduction.

1. What's Wrong with this Picture?

2. Back to the Beginning: Regression, Reparenting, and Rebirthing.

3. Backwards and Forwards: Past-Life/Future-Life Therapy.

4. They've Got You Coming and Going: Entities Therapists and the Channeling Connection.

5. You Were Abducted by ETs--That's What the Matter Is.

6. Cry, Laugh, Attack, Scream--Cathart Your Brains Out.

7. Therapeutic Seductions--or Sexual Hanky-Panky.

8. Alphabet Soup for the Mind and Soul: NLP, FC, NOT, EMDR.

9. How Did This Happen? And What Can You Do?

Product Details

ISBN:
9780787902780
Subtitle:
What Are They Do They Work
With:
Lalich, Janja
Author:
Singer, Margaret Thaler
Author:
Lalich, Janja
Publisher:
Jossey-Bass
Location:
San Francisco :
Subject:
Psychotherapy
Subject:
Consumer education
Subject:
Psychotherapy patients
Subject:
Psychiatric errors.
Subject:
Psychotherapy - General
Subject:
Psychotherapy -- Counseling.
Copyright:
Series Volume:
5
Publication Date:
19960927
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
263
Dimensions:
9.34x6.29x1.11 in. 1.15 lbs.

Related Subjects

Health and Self-Help » Psychology » General

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Product details 263 pages Jossey-Bass - English 9780787902780 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , "Crazy" Therapies is a startling--and often hilarious--expose of the alternative philosophies and practices that can be found in today's ever-growing psychotherapeutic marketplace.While it is true that millions of people are greatly helped by psychodynamic, behavioral, cognitive, group, and other types of legitimate therapies, each year thousands of vulnerable and unsuspecting individuals go to and trust practitioners who persuade clients to accept with various unfounded and fanciful methods. Generally these enthusiastic--and perhaps ill-trained--therapists are themselves convinced of the healing powers of an array of techniques, some dating back far into time, that range from hilarious to hazardous.Some clients are helped--most likely as a result of a placebo effect; some lose precious time and money; and yet others are psychologically damaged by some rather offbeat and irrational procedures. Past-life therapy, alien-abduction therapy, rebirthing, and skull bone adjustments, to name a few, might be laughable if the results of some of these bizarre practices weren't so potentially wasteful and at times harmful.
"Synopsis" by , A startling--and often downright amusing--expose of the alternative philosophies and practices that can be found in today's ever-growing psychotherapeutic marketplace. The book describes actual case histories of people who participated in a variety of controversial therapies, including alien abduction, past lives regression, and aromatherapy.
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