The Birth of Psychotherapy
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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.
KeywordsTraditional Healing Modern World Traditional Society Civil Religion Formal Discipline
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