Helping and Harming – Reading Group

20 January 2021, 14:30 - 16:30


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Reading Group

Lent theme: How does Psychotherapy Work?
We will start with a discussion of how psychotherapy is currently tested, and then turn to the question of what makes it efficacious and how we should understand psychotherapy as a discipline — as a science, as offering frameworks for understanding the world, as a culture of healing?


Sona Dimidjian, Steven D. Hollon and Norman B. Anderson, 'How would we know if psychotherapy were harmful?', The American Psychologist (2010)

Sydney Katherine Hovda, 'Is EBM an Appropriate Model for Research into the Effectiveness of Psychotherapy?', Topoi (2009)



An event organised by Talking as Cure? Contemporary Understandings of Mental Health and its Treatment Research Network
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