From Library Journal
Traditional psychotherapy is often either useless, counterproductive, or seriously harmful, argues psychotherapist Campbell in this hard-hitting expose. Moreover, psychotherapy can be reclaimed as an effective tool only by a massive paradigm shift: the client-therapist relationship must be revised, clearly defined goals and specific courses of action determined for each case, and a greater emphasis placed on interpersonal relationships in general. To help clients and prospective clients evaluate individual therapists according to his principles, Campbell includes a list of 40 questions to ask during an initial interview. Consumer guides such as this are important, of course, but many readers will have become so wary of psychotherapy by the time they finish this book that they may decide not to seek help. A more balanced approach, primarily for current clients, is Catherine Johnson's When To Say Goodbye to Your Therapist (LJ 10/15/88).Marcia Welsh, Guilford Free Lib., Ct.
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Campbell reviews the research results which are regularly ignored by practitioners and finds that evidence for successful treatment is scarce indeed -- Rapport Magazine, Sept./Oct. 1994