Treating People with Psychosis in Institutions: A Psychoanalytic Perspective

Treating People with Psychosis in Institutions: A Psychoanalytic Perspective

by Belinda S. Mackie

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This book brings together the histories of a number of psychoanalytically-informed hospitals, and provides a synthesis of the theoretical underpinnings in the institutional practice of each. Of particular interest is how psychoanalysts and psychoanalytically-trained staff working in institutions apply their theoretical understanding, and in what ways the psychoanalytic technique has been modified or adapted to the treatment of individual patients with psychosis and to the workings of an institution in general. Here the institution is the subject of the case study. Institutions that are theoretically orientated to psychoanalysis were chosen and examined, taking into account their various approaches to the treatment. A number of institutional models that are informed by psychoanalysis offer a guide to the treatment and present a version of institutional practice that is different from the prevailing models in psychiatry. This has implications for health services in the current climate of mental health reform.

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ISBN-13: 9780429923340
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 03/29/2018
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 296
File size: 4 MB

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S. Mackie, Belinda

Table of Contents

Preface — Introduction — Psychiatry and the influence of psychoanalysis — Psychoanalytic approaches to the treatment of psychosis — The origin of psychoanalysis in institutions — Group organisation and the social system — Psychoanalysis and institutional models — Hospital based individual treatment — Institutions oriented to Freud and Lacan — The therapeutic community — Institutional approaches with children and adolescents — Conclusion — List of institutions

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