WHAT IS THE HISTORY OF CULTURALIST THERAPY IN MENTAL HEALTH?

PRIVATE PSYCHOTHERAPY CLINIC -SENIOR ACCREDITED PSYCHOTHERAPIST-Dr.Fawzy Masaoud-LONDON, ENGLAND

Alfred Adler was a forerunner of culturalist thinking.He emphasized the equal importance of the individual and the social milieu in the development of the “life-style” of each person.He saw social feeling as a measure of mental health. Although Karen Horney accepted Freud’s concepts of psychic determinism and unconscious motivation, she did not accept the concept of libidinal drives.In its place, cultural and interpersonal factors were considered the cause of neurosis. Harry Stack Sullivan insisted on formulating his views on the data obtained by observing interactions of an individual with others, with the therapist as a participant-observer. His “interpersonal” methodology put emphasis on the social and cultural context in which personality  develops. Abram Kardiner and Erich Fromm, in his own way, focused on the relationship of man and society; they considered the character of  a person as being both developed and measured by how a  person   relates to the world and…

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