With great flair she captures the spirit and ethos of a time when psychoanalysts were committed to a sense of civic responsibility. The aim was to make the ideas and techniques accessible to a broad cross-section of working people. Nathan Deuel, Village Voice Danto's portrait of psychoanalysis between the two world wars does us a great service. Danto recovers the neglected history of Freud and other analysts' intense social activism and their commitment to treating the poor and working classes. Building a reference that speaks to all of these professions and subjects, Henry Kellerman assembles the first dictionary to focus exclusively on psychopathology, featuring more than two thousand entries over fifteen hundred primary and more than five hundred subentries on specific symptoms and disorders, general syndromes, facets of personality structure, and diagnosis. Elizabeth Danto bases her work on extensive examination of over twenty archival sources in the United States and Europe, ranging from the Archives of the New York Psychoanalytic Society to the Otto Rank papers at Columbia University to the Archives of the Sigmund Freud Foundation in Vienna.
Leslie Leighninger Arizona State University. He also includes a sampling of benchmark contributions by theoreticians and researchers that cover the history of psychopathology. No other distribution or mirroring of the texts is allowed. Many of the psychoanalysts in the audience for the Fifth Congress actualized this message in their home cities. She explores the successes and challenges faced by the Berlin Poliklinik, the Vienna Ambulatorium, Alfred Adler's child guidance clinics, and Wilhelm Reich's Sex-Pol, which provided free community-based counseling and sex education and aimed to end public repression of sexuality. Moreover, many of these stigmatized individuals belong to more than one minority group, resulting in stigmatization not only outside of their identified primary group, but also within it.
As the book progresses in his account, it is possible to realize the strong social influence that inspired much of the greatest psychoanalysts, who with their courage and conviction were devoted entirely to a social cause. Abschließend werden Bedingungen für die analytische Behandlung dargestellt. The world evoked here is one that reminds us of the progressive, creative and innovative possibilities within psychoanalysis. These presentations are reproduced in this book as a collection of essays, literary works and remarkable photos of Freud and his contemporaries presented in recognition of Freud's influence on our world. The émigré psychoanalysts established themselves in disparate locations from London to Los Angeles. These psychoanalysts saw themselves as brokers of social change and viewed psychoanalysis as a challenge to conventional political and social traditions. Danto's narrative begins in the years following the end of World War I and the fall of the Habsburg Empire.
Essential for academic collections in psychology and modern European history. Essential for academic collections in psychology and modern European history. Then institutions and out-patient clinics will be started, to which analytically-trained physicians will be appointed so that men who would otherwise give to drink, women who have already succumbed under the burden of their privations, children for whom there is no choice but running wild or neurosis, may be made capable by analysis of resistance and efficient work. In Freud's Free Clinics: Psychoanalysis and Social Justice, 1918-1938, Professor Elizabeth Danto looks at a familiar subject and, by dint of serious scholarship and critical intelligence, manages to tell us fresh and important things about it. Joining with the social democratic and artistic movements that were sweeping across Central and Western Europe, analysts such as Freud, Wilhelm Reich, Erik Erikson, Karen Horney, Erich Fromm, and Helene Deutsch envisioned a new role for psychoanalysis.
She also describes the efforts of Wilhelm Reich's Sex-Pol, a fusion of psychoanalysis and left-wing politics, which provided free counseling and sex education and aimed to end public repression of private sexuality. She also describes the efforts of Wilhelm Reich's Sex-Pol, a fusion of psychoanalysis and left-wing politics, which provided free counseling and sex education and aimed to end public repression of private sexuality. To commemorate this event, the Austrian government sponsored a number of academic and cultural events. Where the book might have done more is in providing details about those who sought treatment at the clinics. This book tells of an important and little-appreciated aspect of Freud's profound contribution to the way we think about ourselves. It was thought that the psychoanalytic method was so powerful that it could enable those undergoing it to become better human beings, to reach the innate goodness of their being and thus avert future political disasters as had occurred with the war.
Providing the reader with clear, practical instructions for carrying out their own sandwork project, this book will be essential reading not only for psychotherapists involved with sandplay therapy but also for those with an interest in cross cultural psychotherapy, as well as all professionals working with those in situations of social adversity. Psychoanalysis as an arm for social good was understood to depend upon access, outreach, privilege and social inequality. Historians and readers with a grasp of psychoanalysis will discover a gold mine. Psychoanalysis, Trauma, and Community will appeal to psychoanalysts, psychoanalytic psychotherapists and anyone studying on the increasing number of trauma courses being given today in universities. In this book, Elizabeth Ann Danto narrates how these psychoanalysts implemented their social activism and their commitment to treating the poor and working classes.
Christopher Turner London Review of Books A crucial corrective to the view of psychoanalysis as politically inert and socially disengaged. Psychologist-Psychoanalyst Danto's work will take its place as a classic work in the history of psychoanalytic thought. Psychoanalysis has been described in far less favorable terms with regard to its commitment to the general welfare. They imagined themselves at the forefront of social change and positioned their work not only within a medical paradigm but also within a progressive one. The innovative work featured includes taking testimony, in-situ interviewing, documentary film-making, social activism, ethnic and political conflict mediation, on-site workshops as well as direct clinical interventions. In a richly compelling, highly detailed and well written narrative, Danto describes a chronology in which psychoanalysis aspired to be and succeeded as an agent of social change. Between 1920 and 1938 and in ten different cities, they created outpatient centers that provided free mental health care.
This work presents a different picture of Freud and early psychoanalytic movement. Danto traces the history of the free clinics through their heady early days up until their dissolution under the Nazi and Fascist regimes in Europe. She also interviewed fifteen individuals who had some connection with the development of psychoanalysis and the free clinic movement, although she only identifies the background of three of these interviewees, making their information less useful. It also discusses therapeutic approaches, supervisory issues, and interpersonal issues for practitioners. The popularity of the cognitive behavioral paradigm and the difficulties in convincing medical providers, educators, legislators and journalists of the value of psychoanalytic theory and practice have been formidable obstacles to portraying psychoanalysis as having value.
Danto recovers the neglected history of Freud and other analysts' intense social activism and their commitment to treating the poor and working classes. This is an extremely important story, but unfortunately it is marred by extensive length, an overwhelming emphasis on detail, dense writing with page-length paragraphs, typographical errors, an inadequate index which also includes page number errors, and generally, poor proof reading. In addition to situating the efforts of psychoanalysts in the political and cultural contexts of Weimar Germany and Red Vienna, Danto also discusses the important treatments and methods developed during this period, including child analysis, short-term therapy, crisis intervention, task-centered treatment, active therapy, and clinical case presentations. Historians and readers with a grasp of psychoanalysis will discover a gold mine. She explores the successes and challenges faced by the Berlin Poliklinik, the Vienna Ambulatorium, Alfred Adler's child guidance clinics, and Wilhelm Reich's Sex-Pol, which provided free community-based counseling and sex education and aimed to end public repression of sexuality.