Dr. Szasz will compare and contrast the psychiatric and social scene in the late 1950's when he wrote The Myth of Menta/Illness, with the present psychiatric and social scenes. He will speculate about the impact of that book on psychiatric and psychotherapeutic thought and practice. Active audience participation is encouraged.
*Sessions may be edited for content and to preserve confidentiality*
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.