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Harry Stack Sullivan: Interpersonal Theory and Psychotherapy (Makers of Modern Psychotherapy)

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    F. Barton Evans III(Author)

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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.

"Dr.Evans' book not only humanizes Harry Stack Sullivan but with impressive clarity lays out his major theoretical and practical contributions. Readers from undergraduates to clinical and research professionals will benefit from this exposition of the founding concepts for modern interpersonal theory, research and psychotherapy.." -- Jerome L. Singer, Ph.D., Yale University"For those wanting to study Sullivan's work, start here." -- Jon Frederickson, MSW, Washington School of Psychiatry"This gem of a book restores to each of us who reads it a part of the history which Sullivan pioneered....I recommend this book to every serious student of modern psychotherapy." -- David E. Scharff M.D., Director, International Institute of Object Relations Therapy Harry Stack Sullivan (1892-1949) was the founder of the interpersonal theory of psychiatry, which focuses on interpersonal relationships and the effects of the individual's social and cultural environment on inner life, rather than on innate drives. It can be seen to complement the theories of object relations, self psychology, and psychosocial development. A complex and at times personally difficult man, Sullivan's very important contribution to psychoanalysis, psychology, and social science has not so far received the attention it deserves. In this comprehensive reassessment, F. Barton Evans explicates and critiques Sullivan's theory of personality development over the life cycle, his view of psychopathology, and his detailed exploration of the psychiatric interview as it relates to interpersonal psychotherapy. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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  • PDF | 256 pages
  • F. Barton Evans III(Author)
  • Routledge (December 12, 1996)
  • English
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  • By A customer on February 22, 1999

    I've read all the major books written on Harry Stack Sullivan and this one is by far the clearest, most comprehensive, and easy to understand. I can think of no better introduction to the interpersonal school of psychiatry. Sullivan is one of those seminal thinkers who was ignored for years because he was so critical of psychoanalysis and because his ideas were so radical. Only now, fifty years after his death are the implications of his work beginning to be grappled with by the field of psychiatry. If you want to understand Sullivan, before you read Sullivan, read this book. This is the book to start with.

  • By Guest on March 2, 2016

    A very informative, well-written narrative, placing Sullivan's work in an important historical perspective. Very highly recommended.

  • By Pam B. on May 13, 2007

    It was a fascinating and understandable read. I especially enjoyed the chapter on his personal history. It was a wonderful case formulation and gave greater depth and understanding towards learning about his theory and how it came about. I had no idea he was so influential and yet so overlooked. The author did an excellent job explaining possible reasons for this. I would recommend this book as required reading for counseling and psych students.

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