The History of Counseling: Before 1900


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If someone in the 15th century had a mental illness, his friends and family were most likely to attribute his odd behavior to:

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1. ____ argued that people with abnormal behavior suffered from mental illness, not witchcraft.

2. Frenchman ____ reformed the way the mentally ill were treated in the 18th century.

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About this Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet gauge your understanding of different contributors to the field of psychology and counseling, changing the way people view mental health. Quiz topics cover these pioneers and their contributions to the field.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • Explanation for odd behavior in the 15th century
  • Individual who felt that abnormal behavior was a mental illness issue
  • Frenchman who reformed the way mentally ill people were treated in the 18th century
  • Individual who wrote the first American psychiatric textbook
  • Father of psychology

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related early counseling lesson
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding the explanations for behavior before the 19th century
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer questions about the different individuals who changed the mental health field

Additional Learning

To learn more about counseling, review the lesson on Counseling before 1900. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Identify what mental health illnesses are
  • Review how religion impacted mental health illness treatment
  • Identify the purpose and timeframe of the first brain surgeries
  • Recall the importance of treating mental issues with a scientific approach and how that changed the field