Psychotherapeutics and the problematic origins of clinical psychology in America.

@article{Taylor2000PsychotherapeuticsAT,
  title={Psychotherapeutics and the problematic origins of clinical psychology in America.},
  author={Eric Taylor},
  journal={The American psychologist},
  year={2000},
  volume={55 9},
  pages={
          1029-33
        }
}
The problematic place of psychotherapy within the larger history of scientific psychology is reviewed, especially in the absence of any definitive history of clinical psychology yet written. Although standard histories of psychology imply that psychotherapy was somehow derived from the tradition of German laboratory science, modern historiography reveals a dramatically different story. Personality, abnormal, social, and clinical psychology have their roots in an international psychotherapeutic… CONTINUE READING