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Psychotherapy and trainees: Current practice, its perceived importance and the question of lay counsellors

  • Peter Byrne (a1) and David Meagher (a2)
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The value and efficacy of psychotherapy is currently being debated both within (Gabbard et al, 1997) and outside the profession. One commentator has spoken of psychotherapy's populist synonym ‘counselling’, as the ‘valium of this era”, where counselling “does not cause the same clouding of consciousness as drugs, but its side-effects are twice as bad” (Dalrymple, 1996).

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Psychotherapy and trainees: Current practice, its perceived importance and the question of lay counsellors

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