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 focuses on the priority that psychoanalysis places on the individual, how the treatment is conceived theoretically and the ways it can be incorporated in the overall organisation of an institution. It brings together the histories of a number of psychoanalytically informed hospitals.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781782202240
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 01/14/2016
Pages: 296
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Belinda S. Mackie is a registered psychoanalyst with the Australian Center for Psychoanalysis and is a member of the Forums of the Lacanian Field. She has worked as a psychoanalyst in private practice in Melbourne for over two decades. She supervises and teaches in the field, in addition to presenting regularly at conferences and publishing her work in Australia and internationally.

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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