Biography[ edit ] Conrad Koert W. Baars was born in Rotterdam, Netherlands on January 2, He was the second of six children. Later, he decided to study medicine.
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Biography[ edit ] Conrad Koert W. Baars was born in Rotterdam, Netherlands on January 2, He was the second of six children. Later, he decided to study medicine. The Dutch could no longer be neutral in the war; Baars was forced to flee the country.
He joined the French underground resistance. During an organized escape to Spain over the Pyrenees mountains, his group got lost in a sudden snowstorm. Later, they were captured by the Nazis. In the winter of , he was transferred to the Buchenwald Concentration Camp. Because he was a medical student, he was put in charge of nursing the sick. Despite having better living conditions because of his position, he lost several teeth and suffered from a weakened heart due to malnutrition.
He was freed on April 11, ; the day the American army arrived. He was an intern at a hospital in Mount Vernon, New York. Later, he moved to Chicago, Illinois, to complete a residency program. There, he met his wife, Mary Jean Kennedy. Because of their marriage, Conrad Baars was able to apply for citizenship. His citizenship was granted on January 15, He grew disillusioned with the current practice of psychotherapy psychoanalysis and considered leaving the profession.
But, he encountered the works of Anna Terruwe. He was impressed by her practice of integrating psychology with spirituality. Eventually, he and Terruwe collaborated. He also wrote books on his ideas and lectured around the country in hopes of reforming the practice of psychiatry. He died on October 18, Books[ edit ] Baars, Conrad W. Baars and Bonnie N. Shayne eds. Baars, Conrad W. Suzanne M. Terruwe, Anna. Aumann, Jordan and Conrad W. Terruwe, A. Loving and curing the neurotic: A new look at emotional illness.
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