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.
The idea of this issue of the magazine arose from a conference on the future of counselling and psychotherapy, organised by the Alliance for Counselling and Psychotherapy, and held in London in December 2012. Read more
Most of the material for this issue was gathered together by Cheryl Prax who campaigns against electroconvulsive therapy (ECT).
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.
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
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