WHAT IS THE THE HISTORY OF ADAPTATIONAL PSYCHODYNAMICS?
Sandor Rado was born in Hungary in 1890. He studied at the universities of Budapest,Berlin, and Bonn.In America he held several faculty positions, among them: Director of the New York Psychoanalytic Institute and Director of the Psychoanalytic Clinic for Training and Research of Columbia University.His two-volume work, Psychoanalysis of Behavior,states mostcomprehensively his theory of scientific psychoanalysis.
At Columbia University he was thought of as an inspirational, if some what eccentric, teacher.He developed a training curriculum for medical psychoanalysis and strongly felt that all medical doctors should be trained inscientific psychotherapy.Rado believed that Freud’s original investigative procedures of self analysis and the analysis of his patients had to be subjected to the strict scientific method in order to create a systematic theory acceptable to medical science. Adaptational psychoanalysis was a result of Rado’s “re-examination, re-systematization and re-wording of Freud’s theories prior to 1905.
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