1st Edition

A Critical History of Psychotherapy Two volume Set

    512 Pages 3 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    The first of two volumes, it traces the roots of psychotherapy in ancient times, through the influence of Freud and Jung up to the events following the second world war. The book shows how the history of psychotherapy has evolved over time through different branches and examines the offshoots as they develop.

    Volume 2 traces the evolution of psychotherapy from the 1950s and the later 20th century through to modern times, considering what the future of psychotherapy will look like.

    Each part of the book represents a significant period of time or a decade of the 20th century and provides a detailed overview of all significant movements within the history of psychology. It will be essential reading for researchers and students in the fields of clinical psychology, psychotherapy, psychiatry, the history of medicine and psychology.

    Editorial note

    Chap. 1 Mental health care from antiquity to modern times


    Chap. 2 From Hypnotism to Psychotherapy


    Chap. 3 The twentieth century and the rooting of psychotherapy


    Chap. 4 Depth psychology between the World Wars

    Chap. 5 New Approaches to Psychotherapy Before and After World War II


    Editorial note

    Chap. 6 A middle earth: The fifties

    Chap. 7 The Outbreak of New Treatment Paradigms in the Face of a Changing Social Climate

    Chap. 8 The Seventies and Eighties between Social Engagement and Individualism

    Chap. 9 From the past to the future



    Renato Foschi is Professor of History of Psychology and History of Science at the Sapienza University of Rome, Italy. Marco Innamorati is Professor of Dynamic and Developmental Psychology and History and Philosophy of Scientific Concepts at the University of Rome, Italy.