Jaspers’ View on Psychotherapy

Mirosław Żelazny

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12775/szhf.2010.008

Abstract


The article is a commentary to Karl Jasper’s Allgemeine Psychopatologie, one of the significant treatises in the history of psychiatry. The method of psychotherapy Jaspers preferred is deeply rooted in the enlightening therapy which is greatly overestimated, although it undoubtedly can play a significant role in the psychiatrist practice. It postulates that the ultimate goal of the therapy is not only removing the causes of suffering from the layers of memory and subconsciousness, but also the skilled help in building by the patient his own outlook on life which is closest to his enlightening of the existence.


Keywords


Karl Jaspers; psychotherapy; enlightening therapy; existence

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