Books: The Shrink Has No Clothes AGAINST THERAPY

by Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson Atheneum; 281 pages; $18.95

Folklore has it that August is the time when all the shrinks go on vacation, leaving behind heat, humidity and the miasma of anxiety surrounding their patients. What are these abandoned psyches supposed to do for a whole month? This summer offers them a new option. They might pick up a copy of Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson's Against Therapy, turn to the preface and read the following: "This is a book about why I believe psychotherapy, of any kind, is wrong. Although I criticize many individual therapists and therapies, my main objective is to point out that the very idea of psychotherapy...

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