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Harry Stack Sullivan
Interpersonal Theory and Psychotherapy

ISBN 9780415119733
Published December 12, 1996 by Routledge
256 Pages

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Book Description

Harry Stack Sullivan (1892-1949) has been described as 'the most original figure in American psychiatry'. Challenging Freud's psychosexual theory, Sullivan founded the interpersonal theory of psychiatry, which emphasized the role of interpersonal relations, society and culture as the primary determinants of personality development and psychopathology.
This concise and coherent account of Sullivan's work and life invites the modern audience to rediscover the provocative, groundbreaking ideas embodied in Sullivan's interpersonal theory and psychotherapy.

Table of Contents

Part I Historical perspectives 1 Introduction 2 Harry Stack Sullivan, the man Part II The interpersonal theory of psychiatry 3 Basic concepts 4 Infancy: the beginning of interpersonal living 5 Developmental epochs of childhood through adolescence: the expansion of the interpersonal world Part III Applications 6 The interpersonal theory of mental disorder 7 Psychiatric interview and interpersonal Psychotherapy 8 Social psychiatry and the problems of society

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F.Barton Evans III is Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at George Washington University School of Medicine and Faculty at the Washington School of Psychiatry, and is a clinical and forensic psychologist in private practice.


'This book was a delight to read.' - Oxford Psychotherapy Society Bulletin