The Fitzjohn’s Unit

Kleeberg, Birgit and Bell, David (2022) The Fitzjohn’s Unit. Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, 36 (1). pp. 23-42. ISSN 0266-8734 (Print); 1474-9734 (Electronic)

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Abstract

This article provides a description of the development and work of The Fitzjohn’s Unit a specialist service, housed within the Adult Department of the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust, providing psychoanalytic psychotherapy for patients suffering from the more complex/serious disorders many of them having been unwell for many decades. The paper describes the patients treated, the model of care and also aims to show how this work can illuminate more general consideration such as the nature of the psychoanalytic attitude and the relation of psychiatry to psychoanalysis.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Received 05 Nov 2021, Accepted 03 Jan 2022, Published online: 30 Mar 2022
Uncontrolled Keywords: Psychoanalysis, Psychiatry, Severe disorder, Specialist service
Subjects: Health and Medical Sciences > Patient Care
Psychological Therapies, Psychiatry, Counselling > Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
Psychological Therapies, Psychiatry, Counselling > Psychiatry
Department/People: Adult and Forensic Services
URI: http://repository.tavistockandportman.ac.uk/id/eprint/2681

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