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The Birth of Psychotherapy

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Abstract

Millions have sought psychotherapy. Talking as a way of healing that is psychotherapy, has become an important part of contemporary culture. Yet the ideas behind this kind of treatment are modern. Psychotherapy as a formal discipline and procedure was only invented a little more than a hundred years ago. We need to understand why talking therapy appeared at a particular moment of history and what function it serves in modern society.

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Traditional Healing Modern World Traditional Society Civil Religion Formal Discipline 
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© Joel Paris 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.McGill UniversityCanada

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