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p. 1038. Psychotherapy now and in the futurelocked

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  • Tom Burns
  •  and Eva Burns‐Lundgren


Psychotherapy has reached into almost every aspect of our lives—how we treat the mentally ill, how we understand our relationships, our appreciation of art and artists, and even how we manage our schools, prisons, and workplaces. ‘Psychotherapy now and in the future’ reviews the current state of psychotherapy in the Western world as well as in non-Western societies, and considers what the future holds for psychotherapy. How we judge psychotherapy’s future will probably reflect what we think of it now: as a profound breakthrough in understanding ourselves and a step forward in social evolution, or as simply one among many technical procedures to reduce distress and improve human well-being.

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