Three Approaches to Psychotherapy: The films

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In 1964 Californian psychologist Dr Everett Shostrom produced a series of educational films titled ‘Three Approaches to Psychotherapy’.

It may have been the first time such private, intimate sessions between the individual and therapist had been recorded for analysis and education.

Three leading therapists introduce their systems, spend thirty minutes with the same client (actually an existing client of the filmmaker, Shostrom’s), give a debrief on the session; their methods in action, and how they experienced it.

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