Medical approaches to suffering are limited, so why critique Improving Access to Psychological Therapies from the same ideology.
Binnie, J (2018). Medical approaches to suffering are limited, so why critique Improving Access to Psychological Therapies from the same ideology. Journal of health psychology. 23 (9), pp. 1159-1162.
Although the article by Scott rightly questions the dynamics of the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies system and re-examines the recovery rates, finding quite shocking results, his recommendations are ultimately flawed. There is a strong critique of the diagnostic procedures in Improving Access to Psychological Therapies services, but the answer is not to diagnose more rigorously and to adhere more strictly to a manualised approach to psychotherapy. The opposite may be required. Alternatives to the medical model of distress offer a less stigmatising and more human approach to helping people with their problems. Perhaps psychological therapists and the people they work alongside would be better served by a psychological approach rather than a psychiatric one.
|Keywords||Improving Access to Psychological Therapies; commentary; critique; diagnosis; medical model; 1701 Psychology; 1702 Cognitive Science; 1302 Curriculum And Pedagogy; Public Health|
|Journal||Journal of health psychology|
|Journal citation||23 (9), pp. 1159-1162|
|Publisher||London South Bank University|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||doi:10.1177/1359105318769323|
|10 Apr 2018|
|Publication process dates|
|Deposited||10 May 2018|
|Accepted||28 Mar 2018|
|Accepted author manuscript|
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