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The Vienna Schools of Psychotherapy

Three wise men

All born into Jewish families in the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Sigmund Freud, Alfred Adler and Viktor Frankl were the founders of the three different Vienna schools of psychotherapy, the scientific discipline established in the Austrian capital in the 20th century. Freud (1856–1939) was the father of psychoanalysis, Adler (1870–1937) founded individual psychology, while Frankl (1905–1997) was the founder of logo therapy, the three pioneering schools of psychotherapy to which this fascinating series is dedicated. The men behind them feature on the obverse of each coin, while the reverse illustrates the core concept of their respective theories. Psychotherapeutic methods and theories have proliferated since the early days, but that might never have happened without the foundations laid by Freud, Adler and Frankl.

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Although his theories are the subject of much discussion, Sigmund Freud’s work still resonates in Western popular culture. A neurologist, Freud set up his clinical practice in Vienna in 1886, where he made his name as the founder of psychoanalysis, with which he treated patients by means of dialogue. In 1938, Freud and his family fled Vienna for London to escape the Nazis. He died in the British capital in 1939, but many of his terms, such as ‘Oedipus complex’, ‘super ego’, ‘Freudian slip’ and ‘libido’, live on. The ‘will to pleasure’, a central element in Freud’s work, is illustrated on the reverse of the coin. Freud himself features on the coin’s obverse.

Three wise men

All born into Jewish families in the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Sigmund Freud, Alfred Adler and Viktor Frankl were the founders of the three different Vienna schools of psychotherapy, the scientific discipline established in the Austrian capital in the 20th century. Freud (1856–1939) was the father of psychoanalysis, Adler (1870–1937) founded individual psychology, while Frankl (1905–1997) was the founder of logo therapy, the three pioneering schools of psychotherapy to which this fascinating series is dedicated. The men behind them feature on the obverse of each coin, while the reverse illustrates the core concept of their respective theories. Psychotherapeutic methods and theories have proliferated since the early days, but that might never have happened without the foundations laid by Freud, Adler and Frankl.

Analyse this

Although his theories are the subject of much discussion, Sigmund Freud’s work still resonates in Western popular culture. A neurologist, Freud set up his clinical practice in Vienna in 1886, where he made his name as the founder of psychoanalysis, with which he treated patients by means of dialogue. In 1938, Freud and his family fled Vienna for London to escape the Nazis. He died in the British capital in 1939, but many of his terms, such as ‘Oedipus complex’, ‘super ego’, ‘Freudian slip’ and ‘libido’, live on. The ‘will to pleasure’, a central element in Freud’s work, is illustrated on the reverse of the coin. Freud himself features on the coin’s obverse.

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Collector case for the series Vienna Schools of Psychotherapie

Collector case "The Vienna Schools of Psychotherapy"

Siegmund Freud Revers

Specifications

Quality

Proof

Face value

50 Euro

Diameter

22 mm

Material

Gold Au 986

Weight

7,89 g

The Vienna Schools of Psychotherapy

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