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PEP-Easy Tip: To save PEP-Easy to the home screen

PEP-Web Tip of the Day

To start PEP-Easy without first opening your browser–just as you would start a mobile app, you can save a shortcut to your home screen.

First, in Chrome or Safari, depending on your platform, open PEP-Easy from You want to be on the default start screen, so you have a clean workspace.

Then, depending on your mobile device…follow the instructions below:


  1. Tap on the share icon Action navigation bar and tab bar icon
  2. In the bottom list, tap on ‘Add to home screen’
  3. In the “Add to Home” confirmation “bubble”, tap “Add”

On Android:

  1. Tap on the Chrome menu (Vertical Ellipses)
  2. Select “Add to Home Screen” from the menu


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

Parish, M. (2012). From Couch to Culture through the Therapeutic Community. Psychoanal. Psychol., 29(3):330-345.

(2012). Psychoanalytic Psychology, 29(3):330-345

Individuals in Groups and Communities

From Couch to Culture through the Therapeutic Community

Margaret Parish, Ph.D.

Individuals find and relive their histories of object relations in new social settings. Any social group, in turn, enlists individuals into roles that serve the purposes of others in the group. Full understanding of a person requires an understanding of this interplay between personal history and social context, which reveals new dimensions to problems that at first appear intrapsychic, but that an individual perspective alone cannot solve. In this paper I offer examples from a psychoanalytic therapeutic community designed with the intention of fostering self-knowledge at the collective as well as the individual level. Such a culture encourages individuals to examine the personal-social interface as it manifests in the present day. In a treatment environment, this examination can reveal the social roots of psychopathology to foster change. As a social microcosm, such an environment illuminates the unconscious dynamics present in any individual's encounter with any organization.

[This is a summary excerpt from the full text of the journal article. The full text of the document is available to journal subscribers on the publisher's website here.]

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