The Death of Psychotherapy
From Freud to Alien Abductions
by Donald A. Eisner
January 2000, 248pp, 6 1/8x9 1/4
1 volume, Praeger

Hardcover: 978-0-275-96413-9
$86, £64, 72€, A123
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Psychologist-attorney Eisner puts psychotherapy on trial by critically examining its effectiveness through the lens of the scientific method. From psychoanalysis to cognitive-behavior therapy as well as the 500 or so other psychotherapies, there is not a single experimental study that supports the effectiveness of psychotherapy over a placebo or religious healing. Using both case examples and clinical research, this book challenges the conclusion that there is empirical support for the notion that psychotherapy is effective.

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