About OpenKnowledge@NAU | For NAU Authors

The shadow side of the great psychotherapists

Thomason, Timothy C. (2016) The shadow side of the great psychotherapists. Counseling & Wellness: A Professional Counseling Journal, 5.

Thomason_T_2016_The_Shadow_Side_of_the_Great_Psychotherapists(1).pdf - Published Version

Download (185kB) | Preview


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.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Counseling & Wellness: A Professional Counseling Journal is published annually and dedicated to publishing refereed articles related to professional counseling in general and issues and counseling approaches that focus on wellness and personal adjustment. Publication priority was given to current Masters and Doctoral students from CACREP-accredited Counseling Programs with active Chi Sigma Iota Chapters Counseling & Wellness: A Professional Counseling Journal is the official publication of the Beta Alpha Chapter of Chi Sigma Iota at Northern Arizona University.
Keywords: wellness, great psychotherapists; biography; history; Carl Rogers; Fritz Perls; Albert Ellis; Milton H. Erickson
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Department/Unit: Journals > Counseling and Wellness Journal
Date Deposited: 08 Feb 2016 17:18
URI: http://openknowledge.nau.edu/id/eprint/2346

Actions (login required)

IR Staff Record View IR Staff Record View


Downloads per month over past year