Philosophy of psychotherapy
In this episode, Miriam Solomon, Sahanika Ratnayake, and Riana Betzler discuss central questions in the philosophy of psychotherapy: What is psychotherapy, exactly? What makes it effective? How does its situation within medical contexts influence the way we think about it?
Why does talking help? What makes a good listener? In what sense might talking be a cure? In this podcast series we explore these questions by interviewing philosophers, historians, and practitioners of talking therapies, broadly construed. In particular, we’ll showcase the work of researchers associated with the Talking as Cure? Contemporary Understandings of Mental Health and its Treatment Research Network.