Lege Artis Medicinae

[Philosophical café as therapeutic community]

NEMES László

DECEMBER 18, 2016

Lege Artis Medicinae - 2016;26(11-12)

[In this paper we examine the very possibility of integrating philosophical discussion groups into the practice of community psychiatry as a kind of therapeutic community. We summarize the history of the café-philo movement, the conception, methods and goals of the philosophical café. I present a detailed report on the experiences about the philosophical cafés going on at the Awakenings Foundation on a weekly basis for two years. I suggest group philosophy discussion as a useful additional form of activities usual in psychiatric rehabilitation. ]

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