The Perpetual Treadmill

The Perpetual Treadmill

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The Perpetual Treadmill is a care pathway devised to ensnare the poor within a never ending treatment system for their a€œown good, a€ after they have been labelled with their designated malaise. Once caught within it, similar to Kafkaa€™s a€œTriala€ and a€œCastle, a€ they are wedged within its corridors where they are forever signposted between services. This book draws on the analogies of a€œknightsa€ and a€œknavesa€ by building on a€œBath of Steela€ to focus on how this system has been constructed and then maintained. To depict its shortcomings, it has been ranged against a psychologically informed perspective (PSIP) to show how those entrapped can eventually exit the a€œperpetual treadmill.a€ But there are numerous vested interests which militate against those clients, duly labelled from ever a€œemotionally recovering.a€ The interplay between politicians, bureaucrats, academics, practitioners and clients is explored to detail how the poor have become a raw material which feeds this machine. This book is relevant to psychotherapists, addiction specialists, psychologists, sociologists, criminologists, clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, social policy experts and nurses.treadmill, a€ is because there is no one to ignite the spark at the beginning of theprocess. There isa ... By viewing the drug use as the coping strategy rather than the problem, the question then arises; what has the person been coping for?

Title:The Perpetual Treadmill
Author:Dean Whittington
Publisher:AuthorHouse - 2014-09-11


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