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Jul 2014 by PCI College

Bite-Sized Book Review: 'Plato, Not Prozac! Applying Eternal Wisdom to Everyday Problems' by Lou Marinoff PhD.

Eoin Stephens, PCI College President reviews 'Plato, Not Prozac!' by Lou Marinoff is this week's Bite-Sized Book Review.

'Plato, Not Prozac: Applying Eternal Wisdom to Everyday Problems' by Lou Marinoff, Ph.D

I came across this interesting book recently, written by an American philosophy professor who has founded the American Philosophical Practitioners Association.

The book "draws on the greatest philosophers and philosophies throughout history and around the world to show you how to address the important issues in your life." They don't see it as replacing psychotherapy, and refer clients on for more specialised help when the issues are complex (and they do see a role for Prozac sometimes, despite the catchy title!)

I certainly think that what philosophers have to say can often be relevant for counselling/psychotherapy (especially within the Pluralist type of framework Mick Cooper spoke about at the IACP AGM earlier this year) and we are planning to run some lectures on Philosophy for Psychotherapists later in the year. Watch this space...

Eoin Stephens (First published on Facebook April 2014)
PCI College President

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