Preliminary Comments on Ethics in Psychology. The Case of the Systems Paradigm


  • Maximiliano E. Korstanje


“Fears, Panics and Phobias, A Brief Therapy” by Giorgio Nardone The present piece is aimed at debating critically the contributions and limitations of systems psychology in the treatment of disorders relating to anxiety and phobias. The criticism is based on the book entitled “Fears, Panics and Phobias, A Brief Therapy” authored by G. Nardone (1997, Editorial Herder, Barcelona) because of two main issues: from an epistemological point, systems paradigm does not distinguish experimentalism from linear causality. Secondly, serious ethic involvements are questioned considering the ways in which therapists conduct this kind of programs.