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A heated debate in England over psychotherapy regulations

A proposed regulation of talking therapies would impose market values

By Tamara M. Greenberg, PsyD

Attempts to regulate psychotherapy in England potentially threaten the use of psychoanalytic approaches. Read the article by Darien Leader in The Guardian for a view of what is at stake and the legal action taken by psychoanalysts and psychoanalytic therapists. A proposed regulation of talking therapies would impose market values on a practice that aims to free us from such judgments.