Psychoanalysis, Gestault therapy, object relations, ego therapy, family therapy--all treat human disorders by therapeutic discourse. In this thought-provoking book, Tullio Maranhao examines the rhetoric of therapeutic discourse, focusing on psychoanalysis and family therapy and using samples of Socratic dialogue, as he addresses the critical question, "What is is that cures?" Are these sciences of the psyche or rhetorics of communication? Since every school of therapy that bases treatment on verbal actions can claim a ...

Therapeutic Discourse 1986, University of Wisconsin Press

ISBN-13: 9780299109202