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NCJ Number: 30634 Find in a Library
Title: THERAPY OF THE ABSURD - A STUDY OF PUNISHMENT AND TREATMENT IN CALIFORNIA PRISONS AND THE ROLES OF PSYCHIATRISTS AND PSYCHOLOGISTS
Journal: CORRECTIVE AND SOCIAL PSYCHIATRY AND JOURNAL OF BEHAVIOR TECHNOLOGY METHODS AND THERAPY  Volume:21  Issue:4  Dated:(OCTOBER 1975)  Pages:21-27
Author(s): A J NASSI
Corporate Author: Martin Psychiatric Research Foundation, Inc
Mid-Continent Hospital
United States of America
Date Published: 1975
Page Count: 7
Sponsoring Agency: Martin Psychiatric Research Foundation, Inc
Olathe, KS 66061
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: AN EXPLORATION OF THE TREATMENT PROCESS IN CALIFORNIA STATE PRISONS FOR MEN, EMPHASIZING THE ROLES OF PSYCHIATRISTS AND PSYCHOLOGISTS IN THE PRISON ATMOSPHERE WHICH STRESSES PUNISHMENT RATHER THAN REHABILITATION.
Abstract: THESE PENAL PROFESSIONALS HAVE SEVERAL CHOICES OF METHODS OF ADAPTING TO THE SYSTEM, RANGING FROM ABANDONMENT OF THERAPEUTIC GOALS TO FORCING A CONFRONTATION WITHIN THE SYSTEM. THE AUTHOR PROPOSES THAT DUAL INTERFERENCE BY BOTH THE CRIMINAL AND THE THERAPEUTIC PROCESS SHOULD BE PROHIBITED. PSYCHIATRISTS AND PSYCHOLOGISTS SHOULD NOT SIT ON DISCIPLINARY BOARDS OR SCREENING COMMITTEES. THERAPY SHOULD CEASE TO BE A PREREQUISITE FOR PAROLE OR LINKED, IN ANY WAY, TO TERM OF CONFINEMENT. PSYCHIATRIC AND PSYCHOLOGICAL EVALUATIONS SHOULD BE ABOLISHED BECAUSE THEY CLEARLY VIOLATE PROFESSIONAL ETHICS AND UNDERMINE A THERAPIST-PATIENT RELATIONSHIP. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT MODIFIED)
Index Term(s): California; Correctional institutions (adult); Psychiatric services; Punishment; Role conflict
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