April 1966

Psychotherapy of Adolescents: Part II.

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Proceedings of the Sixth International Congress of Psychotherapy, London, 1964. Edited by Malcolm Pines and Theodor Spoerri. Price, not given. Pp, 72. S. Krager, Arnold Bocklinstrasse 25, Basel, Switzerland, 1965.

Arch Gen Psychiatry. 1966;14(4):444-445. doi:10.1001/archpsyc.1966.01730100108016

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According to the Introduction, the Congress theme, "New Developments in Psychotherapy" and the daily Plenary Session topics were designed to demonstrate how "psychotherapists now are involved in the research on and treatment of mental processes from the infant's birth to his full adult involvement in society." The editors point up the multidisciplinary team approach as one of the most important developments of the past 25 years, and believe that the intensive study of intrapsychic processes representing the contributions of psychoanalysis, must now become even more closely associated with the study of interpersonal relationships by the many allied disciplines. Because of the great importance which the editors attach to this "fruitful synthesis," they have chosen for publication in this issue all of the ten papers dealing with the psychotherapy of adolescents. They conclude that "Studies of Adolescence and of Family Psychiatry force us to face the task

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