A symposium of fifteen professional workers in psychology and psychiatry deals from both viewpoints with the nature of the...

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PSYCHOLOGY, PSYCHIATRY AND THE PUBLIC INTEREST

A symposium of fifteen professional workers in psychology and psychiatry deals from both viewpoints with the nature of the relationship and responsibility of the mental health disciplines. The training of people in science or medicine, the possibilities of independent or team work, the areas of disagreement of and proposals for resolution are aired. The crux of the argument seems to life in the realm of therapy (with the psychiatrists willing to have the psychologists as experts in testing and research and the psychologists realising that psychosis is a doctor's business). There is still a grappling for definitions by, men who must be surveyors and toilers in the same field. Names include Carl Rogers, Robert Lindner, Rollo May. Helpful but inconclusive spadework.

Pub Date: Oct. 5, 1956

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Publisher: University of Minnesota Press

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Oct. 1, 1956