Paperback / softback
March 1, 1993
9780801846366
English
366
9.00 Inches (US)
6.00 Inches (US)
1.15 Pounds (US)
$30.00 USD, £22.00 GBP
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Persuasion and Healing, third edition

A Comparative Study of Psychotherapy

This popular study of "psychological healing"treats topics ranging from religious revivalism and magical healing to contemporary psychotherapies, from the role of the shaman in nonindustrialized societies to the traditional mental hospital. Jerome and Julia Frank (who are father and daughter) contend that these therapies share common elements that improve the "morale"of sufferers. And in combating the "demoralizing meaning"that people attach to their experiences, the authors argue, many therapies are surprisingly similar to rhetoric (the art of persuasion) and to hermeneutics (the study of meanings).

Highly acclaimed in previous editions, Persuasion and Healing has been completely revised and expanded. In addition to a broadened exploration of the role of demoralization in illness, this latest edition offers updated information on topics including self-help, family therapy, psychopharmacology, psychotherapy for the mentally ill, and techniques such as primal therapy and bioenergetics. As they explore the power of "healing rhetoric"in these activities, the authors strengthen the ties among the various healing profession.

About the Authors

Jerome D. Frank, M.D., Ph.D. was a psychiatrist and professor of psychiatry at Johns Hopkins University Medical School. Julia B. Frank, M.D., is an associate clinical professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the George Washington University School of Medicine, coauthor of The Psychotherapy of Hope, and coeditor of the third edition of The Behavioral Sciences and Health Care.

Reviews

"Anyone treating patients or engaging in clinical research to develop new drug or psychosocial treatments should take a few hours to absorb, once again, the brilliance of Persuasion and Healing."

- American Journal of Psychiatry

"The third edition of this creative integration and critical analysis of the vast literature on psychotherapy stands as a new and authentic contribution."

- Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease

"Lucid, literate, and persuasive, Persuasion and Healing was a classic then, and remains one now."

- British Journal of Psychiatry

"Among the classics of psychiatric literature."

- Psychiatric Quarterly
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