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Author Moloney, Paul,
Title The therapy industry : the irresistible rise of the talking cure, and why it doesn't work / Paul Moloney.
Imprint London : Pluto Press, 2013.

Author Moloney, Paul,
Subject Psychotherapy.
Description 1 online resource (265 pages)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-248) and index.
Contents Introduction: The light at the end of the tunnel? -- Part I. Evaluating psychological techniques -- MIsery, mind cures and fashion -- The psychopathology of everyday life -- The 'CEO of self' ...? -- Does therapy work? -- 'I'm not ill, I'm hurt ... ' -- The hidden injuries of social inequality -- Part II. Therapy in society -- Sweet medicine -- talking therapy as control -- Theory into practice -- the programme for Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) -- The therapy market -- from the third wave to 'happiness' -- Towards a psychology that reflects what the therapy industry will not tell us.
Summary Across the world anxiety, stress and depression are on the increase, a trend which looks set to continue as austerity measures bite. The official response tells people that unhappiness is just a personal problem, rather than a social one. This book offers a concise, accessible and critical overview of the world of psychological practice in Britain and the USA. Paul Moloney argues that much therapy is geared towards compliance and acceptance of the status quo, rather than attempting to facilitate social change. This book fundamentally challenges our conceptions of happiness and wellbeing. Moloney argues that therapeutic and applied psychology have little basis in science, that their benefits are highly exaggerated and they prosper because they serve the interests of power.
ISBN 9781849648769 (electronic bk.)
184964876X (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 854761414