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.
Topical Panel 11 from the Evolution of Psychotherapy 1990 - Transference / Countertransference
Featuring Alexander Lowen, MD; James Masterson, MD; Rollo May, PhD; and Erving Polster, PhD.
Moderated by Ruth McClendon, MSW.
Topical Panel 09 from the Evolution of Psychotherapy 1990 - Key Ethical Considerations
Featuring Jay Haley, MA; Rollo May, PhD; Thomas Szasz, MD; and Jeffrey K Zeig, PhD.
Moderated by Bill O'Hanlon, MS.
Topical Panel 12 on The Role of the Therapist / The Role of the Client, featuring Rollo R May, PhD, Carl R Rogers, PhD, Virginia M Satir, ACSW, and Thomas S Szasz, MD.
Moderated by F Theodore Reid, Jr, MD.