The Bi-Blog/Tri-Blog is an online discussion between eminent therapeutic communiters David Kennard and Bob Hinshelwood. with an open invitation to readers to join in the conversation (Tri-Blog? Quad-Blog?)? by sending a blog entry to Craig or using the Comment facility at the bottom of each page.
David Kennard (pictured left) is an independent consultant psychologist/group analyst working with forensic services, hospices and asylum seekers.
Author of the seminal "An Introduction to Therapeutic Communities" he is a founding member and former Chair of the UK Network of the International Society for Psychological and Social Approaches to Psychosis (ISPS UK); and apart from an active career as a therapeutic community practitioner, researcher and writer, is also a former editor of the Therapeutic Communities journal.
Bob Hinshelwood (pictured right) is a Trustee of the Planned Environment Therapy Trust, Fellow of the British Psychoanalytical Society, Professor in the Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies at the University of Essex, and previously Director of the Cassel Hospital.
He has written extensively on psychoanalysis (including A Dictionary of Kleinian Thought, 1989, Clinical Klein 1994) and its application to healthcare (including Suffering Insanity 2004), and to observational studies on social organisations (including co-authoring with Wilhem Skogstad Observing Organisations 2000). He has a long association with Therapeutic Communities, having founded the International Journal of Therapeutic Communities (now Therapeutic Communities) in 1980 for the Association of Therapeutic Communities (now merged with the Charterhouse Group of Therapeutic Communities to form TCTC - The Consortium of Therapeutic Communities).
I'm off early tomorrow to Turin and Como for conferences over the weekend. So may not be back in touch till after Tuesday.