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EP90 Workshop 09 - Conversation with an Officially Denominated "Schizophrenic" Patient - Thomas Szasz, MD

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Workshops |  Schizophrenia |  Personality Disorders |  Psychotherapy
Evolution of Psychotherapy |  Evolution of Psychotherapy 1990
Thomas Szasz, MD
2 Hours 37 Minutes
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Original Program Date:
Dec 12, 1990
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This workshop centers around a videotaped conversation Dr. Szasz had with a young man diagnosed as "schizophrenic" at a major medical center. The conversation effectively demonstrates that "schizophrenia is in the eye of the beholder. "

Educational Objectives:

  1. To illustrate how to speak with a person denominated as a psychotic patient as if he/she were a reasonable person, not a "schizophrenic patient"
  2. To hint, by way of a relatively brief but dramatic human interaction, at the powerful motives that generate and perpetuate the idea of schizophrenia 

*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.