Activity, Recovery, Growth: The Communal Role of Planned Activities

Activity, Recovery, Growth: The Communal Role of Planned Activities

by Joan M. Erikson
     
 

In 1951 Joan M. Erikson, a craftswoman and writer, was asked to develop a program of planned activities for the patients at the Austen Riggs Center, a small private institution for the emotionally disturbed. In this book she and her co-workers describe their experience and its wider applications.
The authors offer a rationale for their own ideas of the central

Overview

In 1951 Joan M. Erikson, a craftswoman and writer, was asked to develop a program of planned activities for the patients at the Austen Riggs Center, a small private institution for the emotionally disturbed. In this book she and her co-workers describe their experience and its wider applications.
The authors offer a rationale for their own ideas of the central role of activity in all recovery and rehabilitation, emphasizing throughout that planned activities in therapeutic communities are not just another form of adjunctive therapy. Activity is a vital component of change, and without activity and change there is no recovery and no growth.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393008869
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
07/17/1978
Pages:
306
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Joan Mowat Erikson was born in Canada; she earned her B.A. in Education at Columbia University and an M.A. in Sociology at the University of Pennsylvania. She is a teacher, writer, and craftsman and has worked with gold, silver, and precious stones. She is the author of a previous book, The Universal Bead. She is married to the noted psychoanalyst Erik H. Erikson.

A winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, Erik H. Erikson was renowned worldwide as teacher, clinician, and theorist in the field of psychoanalysis and human development.

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