20 Wellington Rd, Parktown, Johannesburg, 2193, South Africa
Wolpe attended Parktown Boys' High School.
1 Jan Smuts Ave, Johannesburg, 2000, South Africa
Wolpe received his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Witwatersrand.
Charlottesville, VA, USA
Wolpe immigrated with his family to the United States and started to teach at the University of Virginia in 1960.
1801 N Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19122, USA
In 1965, Wolpe became a professor of psychiatry at Temple University Medical School in Philadelphia, a post that he held until his retirement in 1988.
(A new theory of psychotherapy is here presented: a seriou...)
A new theory of psychotherapy is here presented: a serious alternative to the repression theory of psychoanalysis and one that is the direct product of modern learning theory.
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International experts from the newly-independent states of the former Soviet Union analyse the nuclear issues complicating the relations between Russia and its new neighbours. This text emphasises global issues of ecological safety and international military security.
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Explains the difference between useful and useless fears and presents an account of behavioral treatments and their scientific bases.
Wolpe attended Parktown Boys' High School and then received his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Witwatersrand.
The University of Witwatersrand then awarded him an honorary doctor of science degree in 1986.
When World War II broke out, Wolpe joined the South African army as a medical officer and worked in a military psychiatric hospital. There, he treated patients suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), then known as “war neurosis.” He first started to work on systematic desensitization during this time.
After the war, Wolpe worked at the University of Witwatersrand. There, he expanded on his technique of systematic desensitization and conducted a series of studies.
Wolpe immigrated to the United States in 1949 to the University of Virginia then to Temple University in 1965, where he stayed until retiring in 1988. While at Temple, he was also director of the behavior therapy unit at the Eastern Pennsylvania Psychiatric Institute in Philadelphia. He served as the second president of the Association for the Advancement of Behavior Therapy.
Wolpe retired from Temple in 1988, and moved to California. However, he continued to teach, lecturing at the Pepperdine University for an additional nine years.
(A new theory of psychotherapy is here presented: a seriou...)1958
(International experts from the newly-independent states o...)1981
(The author presents a brief review of the theory and prac...)1969
(Explains the difference between useful and useless fears ...)1988
Physical Characteristics: Wolpe died in 1997 of mesothelioma.
Wolpe first married in 1948, to Stella Ettman, with whom he had two children. When his first wife, Stella, died in 1990, he remarried in 1996 to Eva Gyarmati.