Asylum 21.1 – Spring 2014

This issue of Asylum has a focus on creative responses to difficult times and has been guest edited by Paul Atkinson and Janet Haney for the Alliance for Counselling and Psychotherapy.

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Asylum 21.4 – Winter 2014


The United States incarcerates more people than any other country in the world, and the majority of these prisoners suffer from mental health conditions.  This issue has a focus on US prisons.

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Asylum 20.1 – Spring 2013

Dr Thomas Stephen Szasz 15 April 1920 (Budapest) – 8 September 2012 (Manlius, NY); With the death of Thomas Szasz, at the age of 92, psychiatry has lost its most vociferous critic. Asylum 19:4 began with an appreciation by Ron Roberts. Having called for contributions, we now mark the event with a collection of different perspectives on Szasz’s work and ideas. Read more

We’ll miss him I guess by Anthony Morgan

You always got the impression with Thomas Szasz that had he lived to the age of 1000 or 100,000 he still would not have changed his mind one bit. There is something slightly unsettling about this, as it suggests a fanatical or absolutist position that does not sit easily in our post-modern age. Read more