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EP05 State of the Art Address 04 - The Evolution of Psychotherapy as Live in My 60 Years as a Psychotherapist: Achievements, Setbacks, and Hopes for the Future - Nicholas Cummings, PhD

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State of the Art Address |  Psychotherapy |  History of Psychotherapy
Evolution of Psychotherapy |  Evolution of Psychotherapy 2005
Nicholas Cummings, PhD
Course Levels:
Master Degree or Higher in Health-Related Field
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Original Program Date:
Dec 10, 2005
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Psychotherapy practice, as we know it today, was born in World War II. Dr. Cummings was there, working with paratroopers in combat, and he has been a psychotherapist and mental health activist in the 60 years since. He wrote the first prepaid psychotherapy insurance benefit in the late 1950s and demonstrated that psychotherapy should be part of all health insurance. He has been in the forefront as an active participant in psychotherapy's achievements, setbacks and hopes for the future. This address will highlight the 60 years of psychotherapy's evolution through the life of one of its leaders.

Educational Objectives:

  1. To describe how third-party reimbursement for psychotherapy was won.
  2. To describe how these lessons form psychology and social work history may serve in psychotherapy's future economic battles. 

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Distinguished Professor, University of Nevada, Reno. President of the Cummings Foundation for Behavioral Health, Inc. Former president of the American Psychological Association and recipient of psychology's highest award, the Gold Medal for Lifetime Contributions to Practice. Dr. Cummings has founded over 20 organizations, including the California School of Professional Psychology, the National Academies of Practice, and the former American Biodyne, which remains America's only clinically driven behavioral health system. He is autlilor or editor of 38 books and over 400 referenced journal articles.