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The Philosophy of Psychotherapy

Tuesday February 6 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST

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What does it mean to approach psychotherapy in a philosophical way? The aim of this salon is to talk through that question in a principled and imaginative way. Join Boston-based psychotherapist and philosopher John T. Maier.

This salon will specifically address the ways in which philosophy may be brought to bear on therapeutic practice:

• Is there a place for philosophy in therapy, or are these simply distinct enterprises?

• Is psychoanalysis a philosophy?

• What do we think of the project of “philosophical counseling”?

• What are the philosophical roots of behavioral therapies (such as CBT/DBT/ACT)?


Recommended Reading: 

A good place to begin is this recent New Yorker article: https://www.newyorker.com/culture/annals-of-inquiry/when-philosophers-become-therapists

An older but provocative book: Adolf Grunbaum, The Foundations of Psychoanalysis

I host a podcast on some of the topics as well: http://www.philosophyandtherapy.com



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Tuesday February 6
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST
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