Talk about a blast from the past! Primal Scream Therapy was the “it” therapy for many celebrities in the 70s. The basics of Primal Therapy is that current neurosis is a result of suppressed childhood pain. Evidently, all you do is relive these moments and release the pain with a big scream and then you are magically cured. (Click here to read the Wikipedia article).
I included pages from the introduction which discusses how Janov made this great discovery in psychotherapy. I just love the idea of screaming and I think this would make a wonderful idea for a staff in-service or a conference program for ALA. As a librarian who has been on the receiving end of many a patron/staff screams, it might be fun to be the screamer for a change of pace!