How Self-Help Podcasts Are Helping People Therapy Cannot- Psychology Today

by / Wednesday, 03 December 2014 / Published in Articles, Awareness, Community, Fulfillment, Motivation, Planning, Rethink Strategy, Vision

Are self-help podcasts the new group therapy?
Guy Winch,PHD

Last year I wrote an article titled Is Self-Help the New Psychotherapy? in which I cited a seminal paper by two Yale researchers who argued that face-to-face psychotherapy could never meet the mental health needs of an entire population. I went on to make the point that self-help books, articles and websites are the best candidates for filling the gap and providing easily accessible information, support and interventions for those for whom personal therapy is not an option (for geographic, financial, logistic, or other reasons).
I now believe there is an even better option—podcasts

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