July 1966

Selected Lectures: Proceedings of the Sixth International Congress of Psychotherapy; Part IV, London, 1964.

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Edited by Malcolm Pines, and Theodor Spoerri. Price, not given. Pp 160. S. Karger, A.G., Arnold Bocklinstrasse 25, Basel, Switzerland, 1965.

Arch Gen Psychiatry. 1966;15(1):103. doi:10.1001/archpsyc.1966.01730130105017

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Nowadays most meetings, congresses, and symposia print summaries and abstracts of their proceedings. The majority of them are dull, unimaginative, and useless to all but a small handful of readers. The present volume is not. Herein are collected a series of papers presented at the International Congress of Psychotherapy in London in 1964. The theme chosen for this congress was "New Developments in Psychotherapy." The topic is timely, and the editors have chosen a series of papers that are unusually interesting, stimulating, and useful. Here it is demonstrated how psychotherapists are involved in research on and treatment of mental processes in a variety of countries, economic and social settings, and addressing themselves to a great variety of problems. Intrapsychic and interpersonal frames of reference are more integrated than ever before, and the disciplines of psychiatry and anthropology, sociology, psychology, ethology, etc, have become usefully

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