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Author Louisiana. Southeast Louisiana Hospital, Mandeville

Title The training of psychotherapists : a multidisciplinary approach / Nicholas P. Dellis [and] Herbert K. Stone, editors
Published Baton Rouge : Louisana State University Press, [1961]
copyright 1960
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Description 1 online resource ( xii, 195pages)
Summary "This symposium came about through our efforts to give out clinical psychology interns an introductory experience in psychotherapy. After several years of varying degrees of success and failure with different trainees we came to the conclusion that there was a great deal of difference between being able to do psychotherapy and being able to communicate this effectively to students. We began to wonder about the entire problem of psychotherapy training and about how other people were approaching this problem. It was, therefore, decided to plan a symposium which would bring together a group of people who represented different professions (psychiatry, clinical psychology and social casework) and different schools of thought and who were also intimately involved in the training of psychotherapists."
"There are many opinions about how psychotherapists should be selected and trained, what kinds of personal characteristics a potential therapist should have, the extent and nature of personal analysis, and the function of supervision, etc., but nowhere to our knowledge was this problem discussed by a group of people who represented different professions and different schools of thought and who were also intimately involved in the training of psychotherapists. There had been occasional papers and roundtables scattered in the literature, but we believed that we could render a valuable service by bringing such a group of people together to discuss this very important topic. We wanted to have discussed such topics as the personality requirements of a potential therapist including methods of selection, professional requirements and didactic work, the supervisory function and process, etc. Some of these issues were discussed quite fruitfully--others either bogged down or were neglected. The discussion sections were very open and free, and the freshness and spontaneity of the interaction was exciting and stimulating to participants and audience alike. It is our sincere hope that the papers and discussions contained in this volume will help to clarify some of the issues involved in the training of psychotherapists and to shed some more light through the expression of diverse opinion and discussion thereof. We further hope that this collection of papers will stimulate others to reconsider and re-evaluate the whole problem of training psychotherapists. Each of the chapters contains a participant's symposium presentation, and each chapter concludes with a section by a different participant that discusses that particular presentation"--Introduction. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2007 APA, all rights reserved)
Notes Symposium held at the Southeast Louisiana Hospital on Feb. 11, 12, and 13, 1959
Bibliography Bibliographical references included in "Notes" (pages 189-192)
Notes Also issued in print
Subject Psychotherapy.
Form Electronic book
Author Dellis, Nicholas P., 1924- editor
Stone, Herbert Keith, 1930- editor