Therapeutic Communities: Past, Present and Future by Penelope Campling, Rex Haigh

By Penelope Campling, Rex Haigh

Interpreting the culture of healing groups, their ideas and their context, healing groups: prior, current and destiny is a wide-ranging advent to either thought and perform. together with contributions by means of probably the most eminent figures operating in healing groups, the booklet explores the inventive and unique techniques of such groups to psychiatric care. It describes the old and social backgrounds from which the healing group move has grown, and the range of the associations which include its principles. reliable perform is mentioned from diversified views, and the participants stay up for destiny advancements. Their booklet acts as a stimulating and encouraging problem to all those that paintings within the psychological health and wellbeing box.

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British Journal of Medical Psychology 21, 81-90. R. and Rickman, J. ' Lancet 678-681. Bridger, H. ' In M. Pines (ed) Bion and Group Psychotherapy, 87-107. London: Routledge and Kegan Paul. Bridger, H. L. A. Murray (eds) The Social Engagement of Social Science. Vol. 1. London: Free Association Books Bridger, H. (1990b) Interview with author (unpublished). H. (1948) Introduction to Groupanalytic Psychotherapy: Studies in the Social Integration of Individuals and Groups. London: Heinemann. H. (1964) Therapeutic Group Analysis.

The final chapter gives an overview of the qualities inherent in a therapeutic community. It seems likely that an increasing number of young people are growing up in an alienated insecure world with profound emotional problems. They will desperately need the experience of being part of a group, and citizens Page 16 in a community, if they are to achieve emotional integrity and overcome their destructiveness. This chapter describes how a therapeutic milieu can be enacted in practice. It is an example of the creative interplay between theory and practice which is such an important feature of our work.

However, a dispute between them and their commanding officer led to the experiment being terminated abruptly (Bridger 1990a). What had been learnt from this experience? The first and most important message for those who followed was that such dramatic changes in one part of the system had to be accompanied by attention to the higher-order systems. Bion and Rickman were viewed with some suspicion by the other psychiatrists, Page 27 who quite clearly did not understand what they were up to (Lewsen 1993).

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