Introduction to the Original Edition
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The author suggests that the psychotherapy is the manifestation of creative human qualities in a facilitating setting, in which the task of healing is eased by a critical knowledge of the theories and techniques of twentieth-century practitioners. Contemporary psychotherapy proposes a framework of theory within which the practitioner may, to a certain degree, reveal ordinary human qualities. Plato thought he knew how to bring up children. More recently his successor, Dr Benjamin Spock, thought the same. And there are psychotherapists who think they know how to heal patients. But such certainty is usually proved to have been misguided. Many wise and valuable things have been said about living and healing which are well worth conveying. The concept of transference is the richest idea that has been handed from Sigmund Freud. The author recommends any prospective psychotherapist or counsellor to study it with care.