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EP85 Workshop 12 - The Myth of Psychotherapy - Thomas S. Szasz, M.D.

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Evolution of Psychotherapy |  Evolution of Psychotherapy 1985
Thomas Szasz, MD
2 Hours 43 Minutes
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Original Program Date:
Dec 12, 1985
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Like lock and key, illness and treatment are matching, symmetrical terms. Because the term "mental illness" is misleading, I prefer to avoid the term "psychotherapy," which refers (or ought to refer) to a particular kind(s) of dialogue, discourse, or situation of personal influence.

Educational Objectives:

  1. To understand the metaphoric character and strategic utility of the term "psychotherapy."
  2. To discuss why and how the medical model of psychotherapy is both the strength and weakness of this concept and know its correct uses 

*Sessions may be edited for content and to preserve confidentiality*



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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.