From: "'target'"


Subject: Re: [psysr-disc] Relationships over Psychotropics

Date: Sat, October 31, 2015 1:17 pm



In the New Social Roles project and in the Michel Foucault generated perspective of "institutional" (or "clinical") gaze, we reach an underlying dynamic of mental health service which - today - generally engages by denial.

See for instance the  Critical Psychiatry and Anthropology Workshop from May, 2013





On Tue, October 20, 2015 12:38 pm, Oyz wrote:

Thanks Twz,

If this idea catches on, will mental health professionals be able to make a stronger case for why managed care is undermining when it interferes with the therapeutic relationship? Having to justify to "care managers" that what we're doing should be done differently or faster is undermining. Having to spend sessions discussing why insurance claims have been rejected is undermining. Having to tell patients that, in order to make use of their insurance benefits, they have to allow intrusions by case managers into the fragile development of a trusting relationship with patients whose trust is very difficult to win is undermining.

Might this contribute to an argument in favor of out of network benefits so that insurers don't have the right to interfere with preexisting relationships between patients and therapists or limit the freedom of patients to choose to see whomever they wish when therapists choose not to be in their networks?

Might  this  inspire more of us to work together to make things like the above happen?

By the way, I used to be against meds but, I have had the experience of seeing the benefits to a seriously mentally ill patient's treatment with me of her seeing a psychopharmacologist who had the ability to recommend a cocktail that enabled me to help this patient a lot more than before.