Harry Stack Sullivan (Sullivan Harry Stack)( The American psychologist.)
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Biography Harry Stack Sullivan (Sullivan Harry Stack)
Born in Norwich (pc. New York) February 21, 1892. After graduating from Chicago Medical School in 1917, he served in the Army in Mexico, then worked in the hospital of St.. Elizabeth Washington. During this period, Sullivan, actively encouraged by the hospital director, William White Alencon, showed interest in the study and treatment of schizophrenia. Starting in 1923, continued his research and the Sheppard Pratt Hospital in Towson (pc. Maryland). In 1930, engaged in private practice in New York. In 1930 White founded the fund, but at the same time with him - of Washington School of Psychiatry and Journal of 'Psychiatry' ( 'Psychiatry').
In 1941 he was appointed director of the psychiatric department of the service call. In 1948, collaborating with the World Health Organization and UNESCO, participated in organizing the International Congress on Mental Health, and in 1949 - in the creation of the World Federation for Mental Health. Sullivan was convinced that personality disorders were due primarily to the nature of interpersonal. The practical consequence of Sullivan's ideas about interpersonal relationships has been emphasizing his role as the therapist's personality and character of its interaction with the patient during treatment. The belief that even deeply affected the mind nonetheless remains a reason, has found application in the treatment of patients with schizophrenia. Whatever country was a system of symbols schizophrenic patient, she treated them as 'an attempt to read a life experience'. Sullivan not only spend a long informal conversations with patients, but also to hire individuals who have had psychological disorders, and could therefore establish a more delicate and confidential contact with patients.
Among the major works Sullivan - Psychopathology of personality (Personal Psychopathology, 1934, publ. 1970), Concepts of modern psychiatry (Conceptions of Modern Psychiatry, . 1940); Interpersonal Theory of Psychiatry (Interpersonal Theory of Psychiatry, . 1953); Psychiatric interview (Psychiatric Interview, . 1954): Schizophrenia as a human process (Schizophrenia as a Human Process, . 1962), Synthesis of Psychiatry and Social Science (The Fusion of Psychiatry and Social Science, . 1964),
Sullivan died in Paris on January 14, 1949.