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Introduction to Psychotherapy
Its History and Modern Schools

ISBN 9781138939882
Published January 10, 2017 by Routledge
372 Pages

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Book Description

First published in 1967, the original blurb reads:

This book is intended to give the intelligent lay reader a comprehensive view of the subject of psychotherapy, the treatment of nervous disorders by mental means. These disorders are of increasing importance on account of their wide-spread nature and of the misery they produce.

It describes the development of psychotherapy as employed by the most primitive peoples and races, through animal magnetism and hypnotism to the more modern analytical schools of Freud, Jung and Adler. It sets out in particular to give the positive contributions of these various systems, although this does not preclude criticism of their weaknesses and more dubious theories.

Dr Hadfield has had the widest experience, having treated psychoneurotic disorders for over fifty years, including the war neuroses in the two world wars, both in the Navy and in the Army; and, as Lecturer in the University of London in the subject for over forty years, he has had the opportunity to systematize the knowledge thus obtained. As a result of this experience he has come to conclusions as to the nature, causes and treatment of such disorders differing somewhat from those of the established Schools, and it is these findings which are given in the latter part of the book under the title, ‘Direct Reductive Analysis’.

The book will be useful to all those – teachers and parsons as well as medicals – who have to deal with human beings and their aberrations, and to them it is addressed.

Table of Contents

1. Introductory  Part 1: Pre-Scientific  2. The Primitive Period 3. Basic Principles of Primitive Psychotherapy  Part 2: Early Scientific Period  4. Animal Magnetism  5. Mesmerism  Part 3: Later Scientific Period  6. Subjective Theories of Hypnotism  7. British Contributions to Hypnotism  8. The School of Paris  9. Therapeutic Suggestion  10. Therapeutic Analysis  Part 4: Hypnotism  11. What is Hypnosis?  12. Effects Produced Under Hypnosis  13. Auto-suggestion: Coué  14. Conditioned Reflexes and Re-conditioning  Part 5: Minor Prophets and Unorthodox Synthesis  15. Minor Prophets  16. Unorthodox Systems of Psychotherapy  Part 6: Modern Schools: Dynamic Psychology  17. The Basic Instincts: William McDougall  18. Psychoanalysis: Freud  19. Freud’s Mental Mechanisms  20 . Freud’s Psychopathology  21. Freud’s Theory of Dreams  22. Analytical Psychology: Carl Jung  23. Jung’s Dream Interpretation  24. Jung’s Personality Types  25. The Archetypes  26. Individual Psychology: Adler  Part 7: Direct Reductive Analysis  27. Direct Reductive Analysis: Its Aims  28. Technique of Direct Reductive Analysis  29. Dreams: The Biological Theory  30. Nature’s Equipment and Its Disorders  31. Behaviour Disorders  32. Psychosomatic Disorders and Their Treatment  33. What is a Neurosis?  34. The Basic Cause of Neurotic Disorders  35. Types of Neurosis: Hysteria  36. Sexual Impotence and Perversions  37. Obsessions  38. Are These Infantile Memories True?  Index

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