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Author Clarke, Liam, 1946-

Title The time of the therapeutic communities : people, places and events / Liam Clarke
Published London ; New York : Jessica Kingsley, 2004
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Description 1 online resource (1 volume)
Series Therapeutic communities ; 12
Therapeutic communities ; 12
Contents The Time of the Therapeutic Communities: People, Places and Events; Contents; Historical Preface; 1. The Fifties and Sixties; 2. The Ways of Hospital Life; 3. Joshua Bierer: Striving for Power; 4. Unlocking the Doors in the 1950s; 5. Critiquing the Therapeutic Community; 6. R.D. Laing and Divided Selves; 7. The Importance of Being Anti; 8. Concluding Therapeutic Communities; Subject Index; Author Index
Summary From the 1950s onwards different movements, ideas and key figures have contributed to the emergence of the initiative which is now recognised as Therapeutic Communities. This book follows these post-war changes (such as 'libertarianism' and the 'open door movement') through to the present day and discusses the influence they had on the practice of psychiatry and the introduction of Therapeutic Communities. Including chapters on the lives, work and influence of Joshua Bierer and R.D. Laing, as well as providing an explanation of the Villa 21 project (the only attempt to apply Laingian concepts
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Therapeutic communities.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1417501049 (electronic bk.)
1846426413 (electronic bk.)
9781417501045 (electronic bk.)
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