Title

The Citizen Therapist and Family‐Centered Community Building: Introduction to a New Section of the Journal

Keywords

psychotherapy, community, civilization, therapy

Abstract

Psychotherapy in its various manifestations would appear to be the quintessentially private profession. People go to therapists to deal with personal problems, and many therapists are drawn to this work because they enjoy intimate psychological dialogue. Therapists are bound by tighter norms of privacy and confidentiality than most other professionals, and they are expected to avoid relationships with clients outside of the therapy room. It seems a big leap, then, to think of therapists as public citizens engaging in the work of building community and creating social change.

Original Publication Citation

Doherty, W. J., & Carroll, J. S.(2002). The Citizen Therapist and Family-Centered Community Building: Introduction to a New Section of the Journal. Family Process, 41, 561-568.

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2002-9

Publisher

Family Process

Language

English

College

Family, Home, and Social Sciences

Department

Family Life

University Standing at Time of Publication

Full Professor

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