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The Other Side of the Couch

The Healing Bond in Psychiatry

Gail Albert

Faber & Faber

The Other Side of the Couch is a book by Gail Albert, who received her Ph.D. from the Johns Hopkins University.

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Other Side of the Couch
LAYER 1ESSENTIALS1BackgroundThis chapter covers background material about psychiatry that will help the reader in later sections. Largely historical, these pages give a short explication of the backdrop that psychiatrists take for granted, particularly in three areas: the differences between psychiatry and psychoanalysis; the interconnection of medicine, psychiatry, and psychoanalysis; and the enduring conflict within psychiatry between biological and psychological explanations of mental disorder. By putting this material in one place at the beginning, I hope to quickly
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  • Gail Albert

  • Gail Albert received her Ph.D. from the Johns Hopkins University. She is currently executive director of the Project for Psychiatric Outreach to the Homeless, a not-for-profit organization that provides pro bono psychiatric services for mentally ill homeless persons in New York City. She also sees patients in private practice. Her first book, Matters of Chance, was nominated as best first novel of the year for the American Book Awards and was a Book-of-the-Month Club alternate selection.

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The Other Side of the Couch

The Healing Bond in Psychiatry

Gail Albert

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