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Shouldn't I Be Feeling Better by Now?: Client Views of Therapy

3.78 of 5 stars 3.78  ·  rating details  ·  9 ratings  ·  2 reviews
It is an irony that therapists and counselors--the professional listeners--have been reluctant to hear the criticisms and challenges of their customers. Many clients suffer disappointment with their therapy experience, yet the profession continues unchanged, creating the illusion that it is only a tiny, beyond-help minority who do not benefit. This book clearly identifies ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published January 27th 2006 by Palgrave Macmillan (first published January 27th 2005)
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Samuel Richards
This is an impressive collection with gripping first hand accounts of therapy gone wrong. I found myself deeply enlightened and often stunned at the often negative effects of therapy, and this was most often not even the result of overt therapist abuse. There seemed to be something inherent in the therapy itself that caused the abuse, and this book does a fantastic job of crystalizing some of the key ways this happens. The author/editor, a counselor herself, does a great job of collating the fir ...more
I read it as a client but it was useless to me as the essays are mostly about psychoanalytical and psychodynamic (whatever that is) therapies and all my counselling experience has been with humanistic, person-centred therapists, so I couldn't relate at all to the procedures and attitudes described in the book.

I guess this anthology is mainly targeted for therapists of directive schools.
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