Ferdinand Knobloch

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Prof. MUDr. Ferdinand Knobloch, CSc.[Cz], F. R. C. P. (born 15 August 1916 in Prague) is a Czech psychiatrist and professor emeritus of the University of British Columbia. He established, with his wife, Jiřina Knoblochová Knobloch, a type of psychotherapy called integrated (or integrative) psychotherapy (sometimes referred to as "integrated/integrative/group schema psychotherapy"). He turned 100 in August 2016.[1]

Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia, Vancouver One of the pioneers of family therapy and the therapeutic community, and psycho-drama in Europe The creator of the theory of Integrated Psychotherapy, and its original techniques (such as the technique of group schema, psycho-gymnastics or psycho-mime), applied in three facilities in Czechoslovakia and in two in Canada.

The co-author (with Jirina Knobloch) of Integrated Psychotherapy, New York: J. Aronson, published in five languages, 1979-1999 The author of 250 publications, including eight books, on psychotherapy, forensic psychiatry, the psychology of music and the philosophy of science, published in eight languages.

The Chair of the Psychotherapeutic Section of the World Psychiatric Association, 1993–96 The Chair of the Canadian Society for Integrated Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis (a Member of the International Federation of Psychoanalytic Societies)

An Honorary Director of the Moreno Institute, Beacon, New York Listed in many reference works, such as the Marquis Who's Who in America. The third edition of "Integrated Psychotherapy'' is in the process of being published.


  1. ^ Staff (2016-08-15). "Stoletý Ferdinand Knobloch byl průkopníkem české psychoterapie" (in Czech). florence.cz. Retrieved 2016-08-19. 

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