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EP05 Workshop 13 - The Myth of Mental Illness: 45 Years Later - Thomas Szasz, M.D.


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Evolution of Psychotherapy |  Evolution of Psychotherapy 2005
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Thomas Szasz
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2 Hours 33 Minutes
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Original Program Date :
Dec 07, 2005
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Workshop 13 from the Evolution of Psychotherapy 2005 - The Myth of Mental Illness: 45 Years Later

Featuring Thomas Szasz, MD

 

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.

 

Educational Objectives:

  1. To compare and contrast the psychiatric and social scene in the 1950s with that of the present.
  2. To describe the impact of The Myth of Menta/Illness on psychiatric thought and practice. 

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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.


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