Mental Health, Psychiatry and the Arts: a Teaching Handbook by Victoria Tischler

By Victoria Tischler

'Medicine and psychiatry, either in accordance with technological know-how, require the paintings of being concerned, utilizing the rules of artwork in studying and educating. Sitting with a sufferer, making feel in their misery, being empathetic in knowing either the indications and the individual and assuaging soreness wishes a human contact. For that, medical professionals desire the soul of an artist and has to be conscious of the worth that arts have for society and the individual.' - from the Foreword by way of Dinesh Bhugra This entire ebook explores how visible paintings, cinema, track, poetry, literature and drama can tell the educating and perform of psychiatrists and psychological health and wellbeing pros. Edited and written by means of a crew of professional practitioners, academics and researchers, together with either clinicians and clients of psychological healthiness prone, this entire booklet will offer worthy insights for undergraduate and postgraduate educators with educating reponsibilities in psychiatry and psychological well-being. scholars of the scientific humanities, paintings, track and drama therapists, and educators in occupational treatment and psychology also will locate this a helpful and insightful instruction manual. 'The authors of this glorious instruction manual supply a resounding argument that the humanities are reliable for what ails us. they've got every one used a popular inventive medium to deepen own mirrored image and to reinforce their very own creativity as physicians , lecturers and therapists. Their types are transparent, their feedback useful, yet not one of the techniques you will find here's reductive or simplistic. test many of the reflective workouts and educating suggestions. you'll be bound to rediscover whatever you could have continually loved concerning the paintings of healing.' - from the Foreword by means of Allan D Peterkin

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1,2,3 A cinemeducator is someone who uses film or film clips in this fashion. In the past 30 years, there has been an explosion of interest in this teaching modality. Fueled in part by the availability of movies on VCR, DVD and now the Internet, movies seemingly are everywhere and, very often, in the classroom. A recent edition of the International Review of Psychiatry showcased the international appeal of cinemeducation,4 highlighting a broad array of topics teachable, in part, through popular cinema and including chapters on Bollywood and the Tamil cinema.

Munch painted his psychiatrist, Dr Jacobsen and commented: ‘I have put him in the flames of hell. 19 Unease about medical authority was expressed by Georg Buchner in his play, Woyzeck, in which a doctor experiments on a mental patient with no regard for the moral consequences and provokes his patient to commit murder. Disquiet about the abuse of medical science was also explored in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, in which a doctor creates a homicidal being. Darwin and degeneration theory The latter half of the nineteenth century saw pessimism develop about the treatment of the insane.

Lights, camera, action: using film to teach the ACGME competencies. Fam Med. 2007; 39(1): 20–3. 13 Alexander M, Waxman D. Cinemeducation: using movies to teach family systems. Fam Systems Health. 2001; 18(4): 455–62. 14 Alexander M. Cinemeducation: an innovative approach to teaching multi-cultural diversity in medicine. Ann Behav Sci and Med Educ. 1995; 2(1): 23–8. 15 Robinson D. Reel psychiatry. Int Rev Psychiatr. 2009; 21(3): 245–60. 16 Zagvazdin Y. Movies and emotional engagement: laughing matters in lecturing.

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