Coimbra University Press

Psicoterapia Institucional: memória e actualidade (“Institutional Psychotherapy Past and Present”)


Author: Bráulio de Almeida e Sousa
Language: Portuguese/French
ISBN: 978-989-8074-68-3
Digital ISBN: 978-989-26-0491-6
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14195/978-989-26-0491-6
Publisher: Coimbra University Press
Edition: 1.st
Date: November 2008
Price: 10,50 €
Size: 240 mm x 170 mm
N.º Pages: 307


This anthology examines the institutional psychotherapy movement past and present. Some texts are essentially informative in nature, while others are deliberately controversial, cultivating polemic as a stimulus to thought.

The first part contains texts of a historical nature, and accounts of the methodology used by institutional psychotherapy in the practice of Sector Psychiatry. It covers subjects such as: the notion of the team, institutional socioanalysis and, especially, the liaison between the psychiatric team and primary healthcare and local social services. The second part, which is more controversial, reflects ethically and critically about an objectivizing psychiatry that denies both subject and intersubjectivity in its theory and practice.