Download PDF by Jeff Mitchell: Individualism and Moral Character: Karen Horney's Depth

By Jeff Mitchell

There are hundreds of thousands of alternative structures of psychotherapy this present day, starting from the normal "talking remedy" to symbolic "re-birthing" and primal scream. The panorama is plagued by critical social technological know-how, pop psychology, esoteric doctrine, and natural charlatanism. one of many noticeable hazards of such a lot of offerings is that the simplest cures should be misplaced in a great quantity of competing colleges and traditions.To some degree, this has been the destiny of the varsity of psychotherapy built by means of Karen Horney. in view that her loss of life in 1952, Horney's paintings has bought inadequate recognition, partially simply because feedback of Freud's notion could have tainted attitudes towards psychotherapy quite often. Jeff Mitchell argues that Karen Horney's tuition of psychoanalysis constitutes a hugely leading edge ethical psychology. He translates her method of the remedy of character or personality problems as a kind of ethical education.Drawing on study within the social sciences, quite anthropology, sociology, and psychology, Mitchell argues that Horney's transforming of Freud's considering preserves and builds upon what used to be really insightful in his paintings, and removes the main doubtful components. Her pondering recognizes that this present day contributors in achieving their very own identities instead of accepting what was once ascribed to them by means of beginning. This makes Karen Horney's theories specifically proper, either for psychotherapy in addition to to thought of human affairs in general.

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