Joseph Wolpe

Joseph Wolpe

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Joseph Wolpe was born on April 20, 1915, in Johannesburg, South Africa, and died on December 4, 1997, from lung cancer. He is one of the most influential figures in behavior therapy. Wolpe grew up in South Africa, attended Parktown Boys' High School and obtained his M.D. from the University of the Witwatersrand. In 1956, Wolpe was awarded a Ford fellowship and spent a year at Stanford University in the Center for Behavioral Sciences, subsequently returning to South Africa but permanently moving to the United States in 1960 when he accepted a position at the University of Virginia. In 1965 he accepted a position at Temple University. life was when he enlisted in the South African army as a medical officer. Wolpe was entrusted to treat soldiers who were diagnosed with what was then called "war neurosis" but today is known as post traumatic stress disorder. The mainstream treatment of the time for soldiers was drug therapy. Doctors would use a type of "truth serum" to get soldiers to talk about their experiences.show more

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  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 150g
  • Dicho
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136766701
  • 9786136766706