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July 1964

Impact of Social Psychiatry: Effect on a Psychoanalytically Oriented Department of Psychiatry

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Psychiatry, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and the Psychiatric Service of the Bronx Municipal Hospital Center.

Arch Gen Psychiatry. 1964;11(1):31-39. doi:10.1001/archpsyc.1964.01720250033004

Our purpose in this report is to describe the impact of the development of a unit in social psychiatry on the main body of the psychoanalytically oriented department within which it grew, and in turn the effect of the parent department upon its offspring unit. The issues may most readily be introduced by quoting from two statements, made by two psychiatrists who are both psychoanalytically trained, being graduates of institutes and members of the American Psychoanalytic Association, and who are full-time members of the Department. The first quotation is from a talk given by the senior author (M. R.) at the Second Onchiota Conference on June 15, 1962, at which a group of psychoanalytical and psychiatric educators met to discuss the topic of "Psychoanalytic Content in Residency Training Programs." At the time he said1:

At our place, we consider that we have a psychoanalytically

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