Analysis of a Social Neurosis

Analysis of a Social Neurosis

Topic Areas:
Clinical Demonstration
Pioneers of Psychotherapy
Faculty :
Joseph Wolpe
Course Level:
Master Degree or Higher in Health-Related Field
Audio and Video
Original Program Date :
Dec 14, 1990
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Joseph Wolpe (1990) interviews police officer Tom, who has problems resulting from a traumatic event: he had been confronted by a violent man whom he shot and killed. Later it became evident that the man had an empty gun and was mentally ill. Following a thorough interview, Wolpe uses eye movement and systematic desensitization to diminish the established fear hierarchy.

Educational Objectives:

  1. To learn the technique of behavioral data-gathering
  2. To understand how data is analyzed to reveal case dynamics and pointers to treatment

From conference EP90-CD17-DVD



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Joseph Wolpe, MD, was a South African psychiatrist, one of the most influential figures in Behavior Therapy. Wolpe grew up in South Africa, attending Parktown Boys' High School and obtaining his M.D. from the University of the Witwatersrand.

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