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This book charts the career of a man who has always been respected for his compassion, quirky way of thinking and fearless opposition to orthodox psychiatry. Ivor Browne has had a positive input into Irish life on both sides of the border. As a young man he was given a fellowship to Harvard University where he studied Public and Community Mental Health. He returned to Ireland determined to put what he had learned into practice and it was his initiative which took the care of mental patients away from large institutions into the community. He conceived and was director of the Irish Foundation for Human Development. This set up the first Community Association in Ireland in Ballyfermot one of the early large housing estates in Dublin. Ballyfermot was merely a housing estate without any facilities, he went in with a professional team and helped the residents to turn it into a thriving working class community.This project was so successful that an offshoot was established in Derry, called the Inner City Trust which not only rebuilt, but transformed the city of Derry during the years it was being torn down by both sides in the conflict. The work of rebuilding was done by young people of Derry, who were trained by the Trust and inspired away from taking part in the destruction of their home town. Derry was made a model for The Prince of Wales' urban village development project and other urban renewal developments around the world.

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  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright Page
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  1. Acknowledgements
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  1. Contents
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  1. Foreword
  2. FINTAN O’TOOLE
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. xvii-xxii
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  1. 1. The Management of the Acute Withdrawal Phase in Alcoholism
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  1. 2. An Experiment with a Psychiatric Night Hospital
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  1. 3. Psychiatry in Ireland
  2. pp. 19-26
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  1. 4. The Dilemma of the Human Family: A Cycle of Growth and Decline
  2. pp. 27-44
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  1. 5. The Therapeutic Community Within Society
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  1. 6. Human Beings, Their Surrounding Environment and Human Development
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  1. 7. Psycho-Social Problems and the General Practitioner
  2. pp. 73-83
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  1. 8. Macra na Feirme: To Farm or Not to Farm
  2. pp. 84-95
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  1. 9. Mental Health and Illness
  2. pp. 96-108
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  1. 10. The Family in Western Society
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  1. 11. The Human Group – A Living System
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  1. 12. Towards a Healthy Society
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  1. 13. Minorities
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  1. 14. The Canute Syndrome
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  1. 15. How Does Psychotherapy Work? Part I. The New Science Paradigm for Psychotherapy Theory
  2. pp. 173-190
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  1. 16. How Does Psychotherapy Work? Part II. A Systems Approach to Psychotherapy Practice
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  1. 17. Thomas Murphy: The Madness of Genius
  2. pp. 207-215
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  1. 18. Psychological Trauma, or Unexperienced Experience
  2. pp. 216-243
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  1. 19. A Granular Society
  2. pp. 244-266
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  1. 20. To Be or Not to Be (Doing vs Being)
  2. pp. 267-290
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  1. 21. Management of Responsibility
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  1. 22. Guided Evolution of a Community Mental Health Service: The Dublin Experience (A Personal Odyssey)
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  1. 23. ‘Community Care’ or Independence?
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  1. 24. New Chronicity
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  1. 25. Mental Illness – Letter to The Irish Times
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  1. 26. Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) – Letter to The Irish Times
  2. pp. 342-344
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  1. 27. ‘Unassimilated Happenings’ and the False Memory Syndrome
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  1. 28. Healing the Trauma
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  1. 29. Breaking the Mould: Spirituality and New Developments in Science and the Psychology of Consciousness
  2. pp. 403-421
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  1. 30. Northern Ireland – A Dysfunctional Family?
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  1. 31. After the War, Reconciliation?
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  1. 32. Suffering and the Growth of Love
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  1. 33. ‘Spirituality Begins Where Religion Ends’
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  1. 34. All in One
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  1. 35. Love and Respect for Freedom
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  1. 36. Human Potential
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  1. 37. Management of Stress Resulting from the Celtic Tiger
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  1. 38. Redrawing the City
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  1. 39. Mental Illness –The Great Illusion?
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  1. 40. Turning Medicine Upside Down
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  1. 41. Psychotherapy: What is it?
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  1. Index
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781782050551
Related ISBN
9781855942196
MARC Record
OCLC
867741439
Launched on MUSE
2013-10-25
Language
English
Open Access
No
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