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A non-modern vision: facts and values in psychotherapy

Henrik Berg


Evidence-based practice in psychology is the prevailing regulatory principle for psychotherapy practice. This paper criticises the notion of facts and values in evidence-based practice in psychology and related concepts. More particularly, it aims at showing that values-based practice follows a modern scheme contrasting facts and values sharply. Person-centred medicine is suggested as a more viable option. Person-centred medicine follows a non-modern scheme in which facts and values are integrated. This move, it is argued, will lead to a more humanistic conception of the patient and psychotherapy.


Evidence-based practice in psychology, person-centred medicine, non-modern, critique, values-based practice

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