Changing Minds: The History of Psychotherapy as an Answer to Human Suffering

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Cassell, 1998 - Psychology - 171 pages
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This is the only book to provide the lay person with a 'readable' history of psychotherapy and psychoanalysis. It provides a valuable introduction to the key figures (from Freud to Beck) and explains their most important ideas. It also illustrates how psychotherapy has influenced our understanding of the mind and how it works, particularly in the area we refer to as 'mental illness'.

Unlike other books available, this one explores the 'character' of major figures in psychology as well as their ideas. Links are made throughout, showing how historical and cultural events (for example, the holocaust and invention of the computer) have influenced ideas about the mind, and vice versa.

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A Rooted Sorrow
The Excavation of the Mind
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About the author (1998)

Frank Tallis, a clinical psychologist and the author of six books on psychology, obsession, and the mind, as well as many novels, has worked at the Institute of Psychiatry and King s College, London. He won the New London Writers Award in 2000. He lives in London.

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