The book, Practicing Thomas Szasz: Continuing the Work of the Philosopher of Liberty, has little to do with practicing Thomas Szasz. Instead, the author John Breeding tries to fit Szasz into his own version of what he thinks Szasz represents - a raised fist to psychiatry. Unfortunately, Breeding does not understand Szasz and therefore cannot … Continue reading Practicing Thomas Szasz: Continuing the Work of the Philosopher of Liberty
Thomas Szasz was a psychiatrist who opposed the practice of coercive psychiatry, called mental illness a myth, psychotherapy a myth, and even said the mind was a myth. Given this, how did Szasz go about practicing so-called psychotherapy for the majority of his life? Szasz seems to have befuddled the rest of his colleagues. He … Continue reading Thomas Szasz on Psychotherapy
Frankl's book is disturbing and dehumanizing.
What is Autonomous Psychotherapy? The Ethics of Psychoanalysis is a brilliant book on how to practice ethical psychotherapy. But, what is psychotherapy to a psychiatrist who does not believe in mental illness? To author Thomas Szasz, psychotherapy is a private conversation where people two people talk about values, ethics, and how to live a good … Continue reading The Ethics of Psychoanalysis: The Theory and Method of Autonomous Psychotherapy