The Interpersonal Theory of Psychiatryby Harry Stack Sullivan
Pub. Date: 09/28/1968
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
This book contains the fullest statement of his developmental approach
Harry Stack Sullivan (1892-1949) was the author of the highly infleuntial interpersonal theory of psychiatry, which holds that an individual's personality is formed by relationships and that psychiatry needs to take into account the effect of cultural forces as well as a person's inner dynamics.
This book contains the fullest statement of his developmental approach to psychiatry, showing in detail how Sullivan traced from earliest infancy to adulthood the formation of the person, opening the way to a deeper understanding of mental disorders in later life.
At the core of Sullivan's work is the study of communication between persons, and his treatment in this book of language symbols and communication is especially useful to psychiatrists, whom he sees quite specifically as participant observers in the therapeutic process.
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