Customer Service | Help | FAQ | PEP-Easy | Report a Data Error | About
:
Login
Tip: To sort articles by year…

PEP-Web Tip of the Day

After you perform a search, you can sort the articles by Year. This will rearrange the results of your search chronologically, displaying the earliest published articles first. This feature is useful to trace the development of a specific psychoanalytic concept through time.

For the complete list of tips, see PEP-Web Tips on the PEP-Web support page.

Schachter, J. (1987). The Family as In-Patient: Families and Adolescents at the Cassel Hospital edited by Roger Kennedy, Ann Heymans and Lydia Tischler. Published by Free Association Books: London 1987; 377 pages; £22.50 hardback, £8.95 paperback.. Brit. J. Psychother., 4(2):186-188.

(1987). British Journal of Psychotherapy, 4(2):186-188

The Family as In-Patient: Families and Adolescents at the Cassel Hospital edited by Roger Kennedy, Ann Heymans and Lydia Tischler. Published by Free Association Books: London 1987; 377 pages; £22.50 hardback, £8.95 paperback.

Review by:
Joan Schachter

The last book (Psychosocial Nursing) about the unique work of the Cassel Hospital appeared twenty years ago. So this new book which focuses particularly on the treatment of families and adolescents is a long awaited publication. It has been unfortunate that in recent years very little has been published from the Cassel, where so many consultant psychotherapists and nurses have trained. The application of psychoanalytic theory to inpatient work and its combination with psychosocial nursing have enriched the training of many psychotherapists and psychoanalysts, who can use their institutional experience from the hospital very fruitfully in other institutional settings in the NHS.

The book aims to illustrate the Cassel's clinical approach and hopes that this may be relevant to mental health professionals in other settings. Theoretical issues pertaining to inpatient psychotherapy, such as the nature of the transference, problems of regression and the role of the social structure, are addressed in several of the papers.

The book is edited by the Consultant and Nursing Officer of the families and adolescent unit, and the Principal Child Psychotherapist, illustrating the three professional groups that work together in the hospital. It is divided into three sections - theory, clinical work, theoretical considerations of the therapeutic community. There is a lengthy introduction summarising the aims and contents of the book, and this is repeated to some extent in the concluding chapter.

[This is a summary or excerpt from the full text of the book or article. The full text of the document is available to subscribers.]

Copyright © 2019, Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing, ISSN 2472-6982 Customer Service | Help | FAQ | Download PEP Bibliography | Report a Data Error | About

WARNING! This text is printed for personal use. It is copyright to the journal in which it originally appeared. It is illegal to redistribute it in any form.