Minnesota Psychiatry in the Mid-to-Late Twentieth Century Oral History Project: Interview with Alan Challman, M.D.
Description Dr. Challman, who had an office practice of psychiatry in downtown Minneapolis beginning in 1933, was the first psychiatrist in the Twin Cities who was a trained psychotherapist, as opposed to a neuropsychiatrist. He trained under Adolph Meyer and Franklin Ebaugh, two great names in American psychiatry, but also had analytic training in New York City, the center of psychoanalysis at the time. He describes his training, and the fact he could not really believe in the tenets of psychoanalysis, instead practicing a common sense approach to therapy, with a strong belief in the value of the doctor- patient relationship. He was the first president of the Minnesota Psychiatric Society. He was on the clinical faculty of the University department of psychiatry, and supervised many residents. Dr. Challman reviews his training and practice philosophy in detail.
Quantity 13 pages transcript
Format Content Category: text
Creation Interviewer: Sukov, Dr. Marvin
Interviewee: Challman, Dr. Alan
Dates Creation: 08/25/1977
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 124
Accession Number AV2011.14.3
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Minnesota Psychiatry in the Mid-to-Late Twentieth Century Oral History Project'

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