Psychologists Interested in the Advancement of Psychotherapy (Section 2), 1963–1967
After World War II, a situation existed for clinical psychologists in which psychotherapy training was highly desirable but difficult to obtain. It has already been noted that David Rapaport said he found “no paved way” to learn psychotherapy. If he had trouble doing this in the relatively benign atmosphere of the Menninger Foundation, imagine how difficult it must have been for other clinical psychologists. Strupp (1991) has pointed out that in the early 1950s psychology departments, even if they had APA-approved PhD programs in clinical psychology, cautiously labeled what they taught as “counseling” rather than “psychotherapy.”
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