Treating Mind and Body

Treating Mind and Body

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As historians rediscover human society to be as much about desire, fantasy, and irrationality as it is about interest, reality, and reason, the history of psychoanalytic thought takes on an increasing significance. Its growth and interconnection with other fields appealed to the eclectic and holistic interests of historians so much so that the term qpsychohistoryq was coined, admiringly, ambivalently, or perjoratively. The methodological intersection of psychology and history also helped move us toward a more inclusive social history through investigation of the institutional history of medical sciences of the mind. qTreating Mind and Body qexamines the recent history of psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, and medicine in Germany through a series of original essays by Geoffrey Cocks. The first section, qPsychotherapy, q analyzes the history of psychotherapy in the Third Reich and includes such essays as qThe Professionalization of Psychotherapy in Germanyq and qThe Nazis and C.G. Jung, q which examines Jung's association with the Nazi regime and the rift between Jungians and Freudians. Section two, qPsychoanalysis, q considers the repression of memory evident among German psychoanalysts, a more disturbing historical reality than the traditional view of a Nazi destruction of psychoanalysis. Essays include qPsychoanalysis and Psychotherapy in Germany Since 1939, q as well as a discussion of Heinz Kohut's qself psychologyq in light of Kohut's life experience in Austria and America. In section three, Cocks treats medicine, the history of professions, and the increasing awareness among historians of the place of medicine hi Nazi plans and projects. Essays include qJews and Medicine in Modern German Societyq and qThe Nuremberg Doctor's Trial and Medicine in Modern Germany.q As a historian of Germany, psychoanalysis, and medicine, Cocks's writings reflect an abiding interest in the intersections of psychology and history. To his selection of previously published essays he adds a new introduction, placing the essays in newer, richer contexts. This book will be of interest to psychologists, psychiatrists, and psychotherapists, as well as those in the fields of medicine, history, and sociology.Essays in the History of Science, Professions, and Society Under Extreme Conditions Geoffrey Cocks ... of my work has been comprised largely of doctors, dreamers a€” and demons.1 For me, Freud was the first doctor and the ... His doctoring of his dreams helped lead me to other dreamers, to other doctors, and to demons.

Title:Treating Mind and Body
Author: Geoffrey Cocks
Publisher:Transaction Publishers -

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