Dr John Howells – Experiential Psychopathologist
John Howells founded Family Psychiatry.
He believed the experience of adverse emotional events in and out of the family caused psychopathology. Experience is all – hence experiential psychopathology. Assessment of these events comes before treatment; thus the emphasis on family diagnosis. Therapy follows – individual, dyadic, and family group therapies.
Howells came to see that an individual and family live in a field of emotional forces; those vectors can be assessed and manipulated to the advantage of individual and family – vector therapy.
As important as direct assessment and treatment is prevention. He developed views on health promotion towards creating a salutiferous community.Topics include family psychology, family psychiatry, experiential psychopathology, family diagnosis, family group therapy, vector therapy, a salutiferous community, and a list of publications by John Howells.
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