ISEPP 2014 International Annual Mental Health Conference: Transforming Mad Science and Re-imagining Mental Health Care

Los Angeles, CA. Nov. 14-16, 2014

2012 Conference Presenter Dr. Bertram Karon and “The Psychotherapy of Schizophrenia: The Treatment of Choice,”

Bertram Karon, Ph.D:  Bertram Karon is Professor Emeritus of clinical psychology at Michigan State University and is considered to be “the father of psychology” in this country.  He is the former president of the Division of Psychoanalysis of the APA and has received multiple awards for his profound contributions to the treatment of people with severe mental disturbances.  His book, considered the “bible of psychotherapy,” “The Psychotherapy of Schizophrenia: The Treatment of Choice,”  should be owned by every psychotherapist because it contains massive research on working with severely disturbed patients as well as multiple long term outcome studies.  The best outcomes, he found, occurred in those people who received psychoanalytic therapy without medications.  I will repeat his famous quote here:  “There is no such thing as a spontaneous anxiety or an endogenous depression.  If a patient is anxious, there is something to be anxious about.  If a patient is depressed, there is something to be depressed about.”

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Clip of Bertram Karon, PhD, interviewed by Daniel Mackler in the film “Take These Broken Wings,” on recovery from schizophrenia without medication.
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