The Origin Of A Person
Alvin R. Mahrer, Ph.d
Howard Gontovnick Publications
“The experiential approach departs from the alternative approach in that the parent can provide the infant with a relatively sophisticated personality even before what is called biological conception.” This is a “revolutionary” approach, according to Raymond Corsini in the sixth edition of Current Psychotherapies, that has far-reaching implications for the treatment of personality disorders. Professor Mahrer points out that the experiential approach could also have significant consequences for education, religion, and attitudinal change.
The book is a companionable introduction (for the layperson as well as for future parents) to an influential and pioneering approach on the making of a person.mRb