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The Shadow Side of the Great Psychotherapists
Counseling & Wellness Journal (2016)
  • Timothy Thomason
Abstract
The great psychotherapists provide us with models for how to practice our work as counselors and psychologists, but it is important not to think of them as infallible guides. By learning something about the personal quirks and failings of some of the greatest psychotherapists in history we can develop a more sophisticated understanding of their lives and work. This article describes some lesser-known facts about the lives of Carl Rogers, Fritz Perls, Albert Ellis, and Milton Erickson. The ethical challenges and mental disorders experienced by the great psychotherapists illustrate the need for all counselors and psychotherapists to seek help when needed. 
Keywords
  • great psychotherapists,
  • biography,
  • history
Publication Date
Winter January, 2016
Citation Information
Timothy Thomason. "The Shadow Side of the Great Psychotherapists" Counseling & Wellness Journal Vol. 5 Iss. 1 (2016)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/timothy_thomason/118/