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Erich Fromm Lecture 2017

On Tuesday, November 14, 2017 Dr. Sandra Buechler from New York held a lecture at the Erich Fromm Study Center at the IPU Berlin. The topic concerned:

Erich Fromm's Place in the Interpersonal Tradition

The text of the lecture can be found here.

Abstract: In this paper, I discuss Fromm's point of view on some issues central to the thinking of the Interpersonal analytic school. I compare his viewpoint with the perspectives of H.S. Sullivan and Rollo May, two other significant figures. More specifically, I consider the views of Fromm, Sullivan, and May on the role of anxiety in treatment, and other walks of life; the relationship between the individual and society; and the question of whether enhanced ability to adapt should be a treatment goal. Finally, I describe how I have integrated these influences in my own clinical approach.

Dr. Buechler is a lecturer, teaching and control analyst at the William Alanson White Institute in New York, co-founded by Erich Fromm. Of her numerous book publications on issues of therapeutic practice, "Psychotherapeutic Virtues" appeared in German.