Jay Haley Writing Styles in Uncommon Therapy: The Psychiatric Techniques of Milton H. Erickson, M.D.

Jay Haley
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Perspective

The perspective of the author is that of a twentieth-century man. A small number of his personal biases are evident. One of these is that he is a strong supporter of Milton Erickson and his work. He clearly advocates the scientific worldview, given the state of sciences in the twentieth century. He shows that he supports the idea of progress, particularly in the areas of science - the methodology of the empirical sciences is the means to increased knowledge and improved perception of the truth. He believes in the continuing development of psychology. He believes that the work of Milton Erickson is part of the latest developments of the field of psychology.

Haley explains in the book that there are two entirely different attitudes towards the unconscious mind taken by psychologists. One warns that the unconscious is full of dangerous forces; the other assures people that the real...

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