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EP90 Invited Address 11a - In the Days of the Giants: The Steps in Therapy to the Present Day - Rollo May, PhD

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Invited Addresses |  History of Psychotherapy |  Psychotherapy |  Therapist Development
Evolution of Psychotherapy |  Evolution of Psychotherapy 1990
Rollo May, PhD |  James Hillman, PhD
1 Hour 06 Minutes
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Original Program Date:
Dec 16, 1990
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Epicurus, Kierkegaard, and Nietzsche are forefathers of contemporary psychotherapy. Freud was aware of these wellsprings of modern therapy, and Jung brings them specifically into his writing and his methods. We not only get hints from these forefathers, but we also find a lasting base in them, such as Bubar's "l-thou" construct or Kierkegaard's emphasis on the ultimate relationship of the self to life. These ideas are assumed in Freud, Jung, Adler, Rank, Fromm and other leading therapists in our day. It is these latter therapists who have given us the web of ideas which underlie contemporary psychotherapy.

Educational Objectives:

  1. To make listeners aware of their history - how we evolved from ancient Greece to Freud to Lecan
  2. To understand the concept of empathy, the key to the counseling process
  3. To learn the steps in a psychotherapeutic hour
  4. To learn how to deal constructively with anger in a therapeutic hour
  5. Supervision in psychotherapy 

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Rollo R May, PhD In 1949, Rollo May received the first Ph/D in Clinical Psychology from Columbia University. In 1938, he was awarded a Master's of Divinity from Union Theological Seminary. Currently, he is in private practice in Tiburon, California. The author or co-authoer of 14 books, he is the recipient of many awards and honors for distingushed contributions and humanitarian work. He is one of the main proponents of humanistic approaches to psychotherapy and is the principal American interpreter of European existential thinking as it can be applied to psychotherapy.

James Hillman, PhD's Profile

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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.