WHAT IS THE HISTORY OF DIALOGUE PSYCHOTHERAPY?
The most important historical base of Dialogue Psychotherapy is the philosophy of dialogue expounded by Martin Buber, but it has been developed further both theoretically and practically by: Swiss psychoanalyst Hans Trüb, American psychologist Carl R. Rogers, German psychiatrist Viktor von Weizsäcker, English family psychiatrist Ronald D. Laing, Americanpsychoanalyst Leslie H.Farber, Hungarian-American family psychiatrist Ivan Boszormenyi-Nagy, and American philosopher Maurice Friedman — all ofwhom, to one extent or another, were influenced by Buber.
Paradigmatic for the history of Dialogue Psychotherapy is Hans Trub,who went through a decade-long crisis in which he broke away from his personal and doctrinal dependence on Jung in favor of the insights that arose from his face-to-face meeting with Buber. In such unreserved interchange Trüb found it impossible to bring any concealed motive into the dialogue and let it affect it. In his work with his patients, Trüb became aware that his consciousness invariable…
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