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Unexplained Phenomena

Society of Psychotherapy on Anomalous Experiences Library

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Are Clients Telling Us Everything? 

A Psychotherapist Looks at UFO Reports 

Pathologizing Unusual Phenomena 

Who Are They Talking To? A Hospice Inquiry 

That's Weird!...And?

The Mental Health Professional and Experiencer Have More In Common

History of the DSM And Its Impact On Anomalous Experiences

Is It A Mental Disorder? A UFO Analysis

Recommended Books:


Good Reasons for Bad Feelings: Insights from the Frontier of Evolutionary Psychiatry by Randolph M. Reese, MD

The Interrupted Journey: Two Lost Hours "Aboard a Flying Saucer" by John G. Fuller

The Loss of Sadness: How Psychiatry Transformed Normal Sorrow into Depressive Disorder by                                          Allan V Horwitz and Jerome C. Wakefield.

The UFO Experience: A Scientific Inquiry by J. Allen Hynek

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Even the best clinical history taking and diagnostic interviewing or the best research sample selection, experimental design, and statistical analysis of data will not produce meaningful results if they use an invalid definition of disorder that mixes normal and abnormal features.
                                                                                                                                               --Allan V. Horwitz and Jermone C. Wakefield
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