Saturday, October 25, 2008

Joseph Delboeuf and the History of Psychotherapy

I stumbled upon Joseph Delboeuf while doing research on Pierre Janet. Delboeuf was a nineteenth century Belginan philosopher who was a friend of William James and a minor influence on Freud. I found his ideas about psychotherapy fascinating , admirably tough minded and worthy of consideration in the twenty-first century. The link is to a paper I wrote about Delboeuf in 2002.


  1. I would be very happy to read your paper on Joseph Delboeuf but unfortunately the link doesn't work. Could you please fix that problem ?
    Thierry Melchior, psychologist, Brussels, Belgium

    1. Thanks for pointing that out. I hope it is fixed now. My other papers are at Footnotes to the History of Psychiatry.