The Healing Word: Its Past, Present, and Future

@article{Szasz1998TheHW,
  title={The Healing Word: Its Past, Present, and Future},
  author={T. Szasz},
  journal={Journal of Humanistic Psychology},
  year={1998},
  volume={38},
  pages={20 - 8}
}
  • T. Szasz
  • Published 1998
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Humanistic Psychology
After presenting a brief review of the history of helping people solely by language (listening and speaking), the author reemphasizes the intrinsically verbal, noncoercive nature of the cure of souls (and of psychoanalysis as a model of psychotherapy); the intrinsically non-verbal, voluntary nature of the cure of bodies (medical treatment); and the intrinsically physical-and-verbal, coercive nature of the cure of minds (psychiatric treatment). Commingling and confusing these distinct… Expand
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