This paper aims to focus on a meta-analysis of an applied integrative model of clinical practice at community level in a third-sector organisation. The psychotherapeutic work was exclusively aimed at those who struggled with their abstinence from their substance use.
The model adapted to the needs of those who accessed the service, combined culturally sensitive psychoanalytic, systemic and relational frameworks.
The analysis reflects how such a multi-dimensional approach may be used to address the experience of self-destructiveness in the context of inferiorisation. This paper also presents some statistical information as well as three case vignettes.
The analysis reflects how such a multi-dimensional approach may be used to address the experience of self-destructiveness in the context of inferiorisation.
Finally, the author expresses his gratitude to all the clients who allowed him to attempt to be helpful and learn from their experiences. He also appreciates his colleagues’ support as well as the commissioners’ willingness in keeping the restrictions to a possible minimum to avoid compromising creativity. The author is indebted to Dr Inga-Britt Krausse in her supervisory role to this work for facilitating the inspiring, culturally sensitive dialogue between systemic and psychoanalytic thinking.
Sigalas, A. (2020), "Working with addiction: an intercultural-integrative approach to substance dependency during a seven-year delivery of a psychotherapy service in North London", Drugs and Alcohol Today, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print. https://doi.org/10.1108/DAT-07-2019-0032Download as .RIS
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