The Beginning

Birth

Kazimierz Dąbrowski was born

01 September, 1902

Klawów, Poland

Graduated College

Kazimierz Dąbrowski graduated with a degree in philosophy from the University of Poxnań, now Adam mickiewicz University

1926

Poznań, Poland

Early Research

Kazimierz Dąbrowski receives a grant to study psychology and education at the Jean-Jacques Rousseau Institute where he studied until Édouard Claparède, Jean Piaget, and Pierre Bovet.

1928

Geneva, Switzerland

Advanced Education

Kazimierz Dąbrowski received his medical degree and Certificat de Pédagogie from Université Genéve. He published "Les Conditions Psychologiques du Suicide (the psychological conditions of suicide). This is the first use of the term "psychic disintegration" occurs.

1929

Geneva, Switzerland

Advanced Education

Kazimierz Dąbrowski completes his doctorate in Psychology from the University of Poznań under his supervisor Stefan Błachowski.

1931

Poznań, Poland

Research

Kazimierz Dąbrowski lectured in child Psychology and Psychopathology at the Free Polish University in Warsaw. He organized a clinic for "neurotic, mentally disabled children and children in mortal danger."

1931-1933

Warsaw, Poland

Advanced Education

Kazimierz Dąbrowski receives a two-year research scholarship from the National Culture Fund to study in Vienna and Paris. In Vienna, he studies under Wilhelm Stekel at the Institute for Active Psychoanalysis.

1932

Vienna, Austria

Early Research

Kazimierz Dąbrowski conducts postgraduate studies in neurology under Otto Mahrburg, developmental psychology under Karl Ludwig Bühler and his wife, Charlotte Bühler, neurological studies under William Schesinger.

1932-1934

Vienna, Austria

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Advanced Education

Kazimierz Dąbrowski attends training at Harvard University at the School of Public Health in the United States. Studied at Harvard under C. Macfie Campbell, Director of Boston Psychopathic Hospital. Also participated in a practice at the clinic of Adolf Meyer at Johns Hopkins University.

1933-1934

Cambridge, Massachusetts USA

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Tragedy Strikes

Upon returning to Poland after finishing his studies at Harvard, his wife contracts and dies from Tuberculosis.

1934

Warsaw, Poland

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Early Research

Kazimierz Dąbrowski organized and created the Institute of Mental Hygiene in Warsaw, Poland, and served as its director until 1948.

1934-1948

Warsaw, Poland