'The theory and practice of large group work, the ability to flatten the hierarchy yet to ensure firm leadership, and the recognition that our patients and residents are sometimes better able to assist each other, are important insights... The radical and alternative strategies for patient care that come across from the contributors to this book are the life blood for any renewal of community psychiatry.'
– From the Foreword by John Cox, Royal College of Psychiatrists
Examining the tradition of therapeutic communities, their principles and their context, Therapeutic Communities: Past, Present and Future is a wide- ranging introduction to both theory and practice. Including contributions by some of the most eminent figures working in therapeutic communities, the book explores the creative and original approaches of such communities to psychiatric care. It describes the historical and social backgrounds from which the therapeutic community movement has grown, and the diversity of the institutions which embrace its ideas. Good practice is discussed from different perspectives, and the contributors look forward to future developments. Their book acts as a stimulating and inspiring challenge to all those who work in the mental health field.
from the publisher's website
Table of Contents
Foreword, John Cox. Introduction, Rex Haigh and Penelope Campling.
PART ONE: OUR ROOTS.
1. A momentous experiment, Tom Harrison, Newbridge House, Birmingham.
2. Social psychiatry, David Clarke.
3. Psychoanalytic origins, R.D. Hinshelwood, Association of Therapeutic Communities.
4. Group analytic ideas, Davey Rawlinson, Winterbourne Therapeutic Community, Reading.
5. Nursing, Richard Byrt, Arnold Lodge, Leicester.
PART TWO: MODERN PRACTICE.
6. Joining and leaving, Kingsley Norton, Henderson Hospital and St Georges Hospital Medical School.
7. Boundaries, Penelope Campling.
8. Ethics and consent, Jane Knowles, Winterbourne Therapeutic Community, Reading.
9. Sound and fury, Theresa Black, Francis Dixon Lodge Therapeutic Community, Leicester.
10. Creativity and play, Bridget Higgins and Chris Newrith, Winterbourne Therapeutic Community.
PART THREE: SPECIALIST COMMUNITIES.
11. Chaotic personalities, Penelope Campling.
12. Schizophrenia, Geoff Pullen, Eric Burden Community, Oxford.
13. Community care, Sarah Tucker, Community Housing and Therapy in Southwest London.
14. The prison communities, Roland Woodward, HMP Gartree.
15. Children and adolescents, Melvyn Rose, Consultant.
PART FOUR: THE FUTURE.
16. Training, Yannis Tsegos, Open Psychotherapeutic Centre, Athens.
17. Research, Janine Lees, Francis Dixon Lodge, Leicester.
18. Survival and growth in the marketplace, Steffan Davies, Psychiatrist.
19. European therapeutic communities, David Kennard, The Retreat, York.
20. The mysterious ingredients, Rex Haigh.