Firestone, R.W. (1990). Prescription for psychotherapy. 
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A systematic approach to therapy based on a comprehensive theory of psychopathology and a comparative model of mental health is set forth. Humans are conceptualized as in conflict between the active pursuit of goals in the real world, and an inward, self-protective defense system. The resolution of this conflict has a profound effect on an individual’s overall functioning. A case study illustrates a therapeutic process utilizing methods based on this theory.  order reprint