Point/CounterPoint 15 from the Evolution of Psychotherapy 2005 - What Do Therapists Do?
Featuring Thomas Szasz, MD; with discussant James Hillman, PhD
Moderated by Betty Alice Erickson, MS, LPC
Analysis of the problematic nature of the concepts of mental illness and psychological (verbal) therapy. How psychotherapists influence persons. Examination of the economic, ethical and legal aspects of psychotherapy.
Thomas S. Szasz, (M.D., University of Cincinnati, 1944) was Professor of Psychiatry at the State University of New York, Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse. He was recipient of numerous awards, including the Humanist fo the Year Award from the American Humanist Association and the Distinguished Service Award from teh American Institute for Public Service. He has received a number of honorary doctorates and lectureships, and served on the editorial board or as consulting editor for ten journals.
Szasz has authored approximately 400 articles, book chapters, reviews, letters to the editor and columns. He has written 19 books.
James Hillman, PhD, who received his Ph.D. degree from the Univeristy of Zurich, has served as honorary secretary of the International Association for Analytical Psychology and for 10 years was Director of Studies at the C.G. Jung Institute in Zurich. He has written 12 books and was nomiated for a Pulitzer prize.
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