Evolution of Psychotherapy | Evolution of Psychotherapy 2005
Nicholas Cummings, PhD
Master Degree or Higher in Health-Related Field
Audio and Video
Original Program Date :
Dec 10, 2005
Psychotherapy practice, as we know it today, was born in World War II. Dr. Cummings was there, working with paratroopers in combat, and he has been a psychotherapist and mental health activist in the 60 years since. He wrote the first prepaid psychotherapy insurance benefit in the late 1950s and demonstrated that psychotherapy should be part of all health insurance. He has been in the forefront as an active participant in psychotherapy’s achievements, setbacks and hopes for the future. This address will highlight the 60 years of psychotherapy’s evolution through the life of one of its leaders.
To describe how third-party reimbursement for psychotherapy was won.
To describe how these lessons form psychology and social work history may serve in psychotherapy’s future economic battles.
*Sessions may be edited for content and to preserve confidentiality*