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Careers article on psychotherapy was not balanced

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: (Published 05 June 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:1559
  1. Chris Maloney, Consultant psychotherapist.
  1. Heatherwood Hospital, Ascot, Berkshire SL5 8AA

    EDITOR—Key and Dare's article on psychotherapy failed to do justice either to an emerging medical speciality or to the broader profession of psychotherapy.1 Instead, it was an account of the relation between the conservative psychoanalytical training and the medical profession. It might more accurately have been entitled “doctors training as psychoanalysts in greater London.”

    The most politically telling factor was the omission of reference to …

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