American Therapy: The Rise of Psychotherapy in the United States (Paperback)
From Freud to Zoloft, this comprehensive history of American psychotherapy begins with the monumental figure of Sigmund Freud and moves through the emergence of group therapy, psychopharmacology, and cognitive-behavioral therapy.
About the Author
Jonathan Engel holds a Ph.D. in the history of science and medicine from Yale, and has written extensively about the historical development of U.S. medicine and health policy. His previous books are Doctors and Reformers: Discussion and Debate Over Health Policy 1925-1950, Poor People’s Medicine: Medicaid and American Charity Care Since 1965, and The Epidemic: A Global History of AIDS. A professor of health care policy and management at Seton Hall University, he lives in New Jersey.
Praise for American Therapy: The Rise of Psychotherapy in the United States…
"Studded with fascinating tidbits [...] The story Engel does tell is plenty interesting and his conflicting view of Freudianism well worth absorbing." - The New York Times Book Review
"A thorough yet concise history of the talking cure. [...] A capable explanation of a complicated field." -Kirkus Reviews
"An authoritative, readable book, this is highly recommended for large general libraries and collections in health and social science." -Library Journal