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Future of psychotherapy in the NHS: Psychotherapists require more than evidence based services to be recognised as professionals

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.329.7464.514-a (Published 26 August 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:514
  1. Samuel Y S Wong, assistant professor 4/F (yeungshanwong@cuhk.edu.hk)
  1. Department of Community and Family Medicine, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China

    EDITOR—Goldbeck-Wood and Fonagy said that one of the key obstacles for psychotherapy has been a conflict of cultures.1 Differences in the training of psychotherapists also have a key role in hindering the recognition of psychotherapy as an independent profession. In addition to the various modalities of psychotherapy, the huge variation in psychotherapists' training backgrounds makes …

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