The Ethics of Paradox

Volume
Volume 11
Issue
Summer 1983
Title
The Ethics of Paradox
Abstract

The use of paradox in psychotherapy has mushroomed in recent years. Along with its increased popularity this therapeutic tactic for change has generated strong opposition in some Christian quarters. Critics charge that therapists who use these techniques are manipulative, uncaring, cold, dishonest, and unethical. This discussion considers these allegations in the following fashion: A variety of such techniques and their ethical implications will be described using current and scriptural examples, therapist variables associated with the use of paradox will be considered, and the issue of who and what is responsible for therapeutic change in "€œparadoxical therapy"€ will be discussed.

Authors
Dr. P. Deschenes and Dr. V.L. Shepperson
Pages
92 - 98
Price
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