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The ‘professional’s’ role in a free society

‘It is my opinion that the professional’s role in a free society should be limited to contributing technical information men need to make their own decisions on the basis of their own values. When he pre-empts the authority to direct, … Continue reading

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Irvin Yalom on spontaneity and uniqueness in therapy

‘At its very core, the flow of therapy should be spontaneous, forever following unanticipated riverbeds; it is grotesquely distorted by being packaged into a formula that enables inexperienced, inadequately trained therapists (or computers) to deliver a uniform course of therapy. … Continue reading

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