Title

The use of touch in therapy : does it promote trust or promiscuity?

Abstract

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.

Notes

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Graduation Date

1993

Semester

Fall

Advisor

McGuire, John M.

Degree

Master of Science (M.S.)

College

College of Arts and Sciences

Department

Psychology

Format

Print

Pages

79 p.

Language

English

Length of Campus-only Access

None

Access Status

Masters Thesis (Open Access)

Identifier

DP0022763

Subjects

Arts and Sciences -- Dissertations, Academic; Dissertations, Academic -- Arts and Sciences

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