Welcome to the Bi-Blog, an online discussion between David Kennard and Bob Hinshelwood. Want to join the conversation (Tri-Blog? Quad-Blog?)? Please contact Craig here.
David Kennard (pictured left) is an independent consultant psychologist/group analyst working with forensic services, hospices and asylum seekers.
Author of the seminal "An Introduction to Therapeutic Communities" he is a founding member and former Chair of the UK Network of the International Society for Psychological and Social Approaches to Psychosis (ISPS UK); and apart from an active career as a therapeutic community practitioner, researcher and writer, is also a former editor of the Therapeutic Communities journal.
Bob Hinshelwood (pictured right) is a Trustee of the Planned Environment Therapy Trust, Fellow of the British Psychoanalytical Society, Professor in the Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies at the University of Essex, and previously Director of the Cassel Hospital.
He has written extensively on psychoanalysis (including A Dictionary of Kleinian Thought, 1989, Clinical Klein 1994) and its application to healthcare (including Suffering Insanity 2004), and to observational studies on social organisations (including co-authoring with Wilhem Skogstad Observing Organisations 2000). He has a long association with Therapeutic Communities, having founded the International Journal of Therapeutic Communities (now Therapeutic Communities) in 1980 for the Association of Therapeutic Communities (now merged with the Charterhouse Group of Therapeutic Communities to form TCTC - The Consortium of Therapeutic Communities).
Running alongside the Bi-Blog, responding to and challenging it with comments, diversions, digressions, amplifications, interventions...is a second blog, the 'By the Bi-Blog Blog', to which contributions are also welcome.
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