Articoli che contengono il tag: therapeutic communities

Leading from below? Decisions, responsibility and creativity as a group dynamic

Abstract The institution tends to organise the individual in standard ways. And individuals are vulnerable to being organised for the convenience of the institution. Probably psychiatric patients needing hospitalisation are especially vulnerable to this coercive influence. This has for long … Continue reading

Inscription into the community. A footnote on a Lacanian approach to the group treatment of psychosis

Abstract Situating psychoanalysis as the foundation of the therapeutic community and as a spiritual exercise, the author argues that contemporary approaches articulate a form of akēdia – a desire to be elsewhere – both in its focus on expectation and … Continue reading

Joining Families: the adopted child, the internal group, and the process of assimilation

Abstract In this paper I describe how the inner world of the late-adopted child is peopled with a pre-existing group of birth parents and previous carers. The task of adoptive parents is to assimilate this previously internalised group into the … Continue reading