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Erik Erikson: His Life, Work, And Significance Kit Welchman

Erik Erikson: His Life, Work, And Significance

Kit Welchman

Published
ISBN : 9780335201587
Hardcover
256 pages
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 About the Book 

Erik H. Erikson is widely considered one of the most influential thinkers to have emerged from the field of psychoanalysis. His work is concerned with the relevance of psychotherapy to the everyday modern society. It was Erikson who originated theMoreErik H. Erikson is widely considered one of the most influential thinkers to have emerged from the field of psychoanalysis. His work is concerned with the relevance of psychotherapy to the everyday modern society. It was Erikson who originated the term identity crisis and this book shows how his theories developed in response to his own life experience. It offers a comprehensive view of Erikson as a person, as a writer and thinker, and as a psychotherapist.As well as exploring the way Eriksons life and work are connected, this book examines the application of his thinking to contemporary social and political issues, and to current psychotherapeutic and counselling practice. His writings have a humanity and approachability that reach beyond the world of psychotherapy to consider questions fundamental to all of us. These include the precariousness as well as the creative resilience of individual and group identities- racial and other forms of discrimination- non-violent conflict resolution- the generation gap- and issues of human development from childhood and adolescence to maturity and old age.Erik Erikson will be of interest to counsellors and psychotherapists in training and in practice. It is relevant to members of the caring professions seeking deeper understanding of their work and its place in society.