The Citizen Therapist and Family‐Centered Community Building: Introduction to a New Section of the Journal
psychotherapy, community, civilization, therapy
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.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Doherty, William J. and Carroll, Jason S., "The Citizen Therapist and Family‐Centered Community Building: Introduction to a New Section of the Journal" (2002). Faculty Publications. 4332.
Family, Home, and Social Sciences
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