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The Dilemma of Psychology: A Psychologist Looks at His Troubled Profession

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Featuring a new introduction by Dr. Stanley Krippner—coeditor of the best-selling Broken Images, Broken Selves—this expanded edition of The Dilemma of Psychology reveals why more than 100 years of psychology and armies of psychotherapists have not helped to solve humanity's most pressing issues. Uncompromising, yet with a deep passion for his field, Lawrence LeShan talks a ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published November 1st 2002 by Allworth Press (first published November 30th 1990)
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Edd
Oct 29, 2014 Edd rated it really liked it
Fucking finally. Been reading this so lazily.. All in all a really interesting book, especially, I guess, for those who study psychology (students, teachers, shrinks and what not). Though dragged this out way more than anyone would this book isn't boring, the writer can captivate the reader, BUT some points in the book seem to be come up time and time again, going back to the same point ad infinitum.

That would be the only thing in the book that makes the read somewhat dull at times.
drTee
Jun 13, 2012 drTee rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fantastic book about the inadequacies of the field of psychology, research, and counseling. Leshan speaks for many psychologists and therapists in the field of psychology who find it difficult to follow the century old mistakes that keep perpetuating in our mental health and behavioral health care systems. If this book doesn't motivate you to want to CHANGE the mistakes of the field, then I'm not sure anything will.
Jason
Nov 26, 2008 Jason rated it liked it
Had some interesting points and a good discussion of some of the ridiculousness of the field. But was also outdated at times and misrepresented the move towards evidence-based practice..
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Sep 16, 2013 Tamara rated it it was amazing
Great book for everyone! I couldn't agree more with his account of the field.
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