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A succinct overview of the history and practice by Beth Roy, as part of "Advancing Social Justice through Clinical Practice" edited by Etiony Aldarondo

Radical Psychiatry: The Second Decade

15 years after Radical Psychiatry was begun, the collective of practitioners at the time together wrote a series of papers describing the history, theory, and practices, edited by Claude Steiner & Beth Roy. Now in the fifth decade of its practice, the Radical Therapy extended community still draw on these writings.

Available for viewing below by section (Part I–IV) or by individual chapters.

Download ZIP of all sections (Part I-V) here.


     Part I: Theory (Chapters 1–3)

          1. Power

          2. Alienation

          3. Ways of Thinking

     Part II: Working Concepts (Chapters 4–8)

          4. Cooperation

          5. The Pig Parent

          6. Competition

          7. The Rescue Triangle

          8. Emotional Literacy

     Part III: Practice of Therapy (Chapters 9–14)

          9. Groups

          10. Mediation

          11. Bodywork

          12. Training

          13. Collective

          14. Critique of Transference

     Part IV: Applications (Chapters 15–20)

          15. Friendship

          17. Cooperative Childrearing

          18. Love and Rescue in Lesbian Relationships

          19. Disability

          20. Combating Racism


Image by Chase Baker
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