The use of touch in therapy : does it promote trust or promiscuity?
The use of touch in the psychotherapeutic setting has been a controversial topic throughout the history of Psychology. The author examines the issue of touch from a historical perspective as well as discussing the potential for therapeutic benefit. Nontherapeutic issues are also addressed. Following an overview of current and past research, diagnostic cautions and precautionary measures are offered to aid therapists in avoiding potential mistakes. This author concludes that all therapists should be properly trained in this area and should implement touch only after much consideration and with caution.
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McGuire, John M.
Master of Science (M.S.)
College of Arts and Sciences
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Masters Thesis (Open Access)
Arts and Sciences -- Dissertations, Academic; Dissertations, Academic -- Arts and Sciences
Stocker, Angela M., "The use of touch in therapy : does it promote trust or promiscuity?" (1993). Retrospective Theses and Dissertations. 3745.