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Psychologists Critical of Program

With less than a tenth of the millions of New Yorkers eligible to receive counseling under Project Liberty, some experts feel the money could be better spent.

With less than a tenth of the millions of New Yorkers eligible to receive counseling under Project Liberty, some experts feel the money could be better spent.

"Frankly, it's not clear that there is a need for what they are proposing to do," said Dr. George Bonanno, trauma expert at Teachers College, Columbia University. "The mental health profession tends to think that therapy is the solution to every psychological event. There is a very real possibility that a lot of people don't need therapy."

The article, entitled "Psychologists Critical of Program" appeared in the August 22nd edition of the New York Daily News.

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Published Sunday, Sep. 15, 2002

Psychologists Critical of Program

With less than a tenth of the millions of New Yorkers eligible to receive counseling under Project Liberty, some experts feel the money could be better spent.

"Frankly, it's not clear that there is a need for what they are proposing to do," said Dr. George Bonanno, trauma expert at Teachers College, Columbia University. "The mental health profession tends to think that therapy is the solution to every psychological event. There is a very real possibility that a lot of people don't need therapy."

The article, entitled "Psychologists Critical of Program" appeared in the August 22nd edition of the New York Daily News.

When possible, the News Bureau provides a link to article summaries, a link is always provided to the online source. Not all online sources archive information and some charge a fee for older material.

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