A List Of The Most Famous Psychotherapists Of All Time
Psychotherapists help to shape the way that society thinks, make impacts in our lives and act as our guides as we journey through uncharted waters. They offer valuable insight into the world of innovation, empowerment and growth. As a result, the following is a list of the most famous psychotherapists. Not only are these thinkers famous, but they have been some of the biggest contributors to their professions.
Carl Jung was one of the first psychotherapists in the first part of the 20th century. He was the creator of analytical psychology, and he is considered to be one of the most famous psychotherapists in the world.
Jung wrote a book called ‘Studies in Word Association‘and sent a copy of his book to Sigmund Freud. Freud reciprocated the gesture by inviting Jung to visit Vienna. Unfortunately, the friendship between the two ended in 1913. They parted ways due to academic differences in opinions.
Although Jung agreed with Freud regarding the theory of the unconscious, Jung believed in the existence of deeper collective consciousness also. Freud openly disagree with Jung’s theories, and this is what led to their psychological views and friendship to part ways.
Thomas Hartmann is a former psychotherapist who is also an author, commentator, businessman and American radio host. Hartmann is most recognized in the psychology field as an author in the areas of ADHD and AADD. He is also the creator of the hunter versus farmer hypothesis. This is a hypothesis that claims ADD is an evolutionary adaption to the changing lifestyle of man.
He has written several books on the topic including ‘Attention Deficit Disorder: a Different Perception’. Hartmann has also operated an ADD forum.
Born in Vienna, Alfred Adler was born with several health issues. He later stated that he believed these health issues is what helped him excel as a physician. Along with Carl Jung and Sigmund Freud, Adler was one of the pioneers of depth psychology. This is a part of psychology that places an importance of the unconscious process. As a result, Adler is considered one of the most influential figures in psychotherapy.
In 1912, Adler established a school called ‘The School of Individual Psychology’. The school was based on the theory that each individual relationship to their society was a integral part of what made them an individual.
These are some of the most famous psychotherapists. As technology continues to improve, more psychotherapists will have the ability to improve people’s mental health and well-being.