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Meanwhile, a broader view of psychiatric treatment in hospitals as essentially evil was given support by the writings of Michel Foucault (1965) and Erving Goffman (1961). According to Foucault, who reconsidered the history of psychiatry in Madness and Civilization: What we call psychiatric practice is a certain moral tactic contemporary with the end of the eighteenth century, preserved in the rites of asylum life, and overlaid by the myths of positivism. (Foucault 1965: 276) Psychiatrists were coming to be viewed as agents of social control.
Gelder 1991: 426) Building on his work, Anthony Clare (1980) and George Engel (1980) formalized the development of the biopsychosocial model, which attempts to bring together the biological, social and psychological elements of aetiology and treatment in a single encompassing model which has been informed by the insights of general systems theory. Anthony Clare, writing in the period after the assault on psychiatry by the anti-psychiatrists, argued that the medical model is not synonymous with the biological model but should encompass all three domains – physical, psychological and social.
When I discussed the role of the college with the current President, Mike Shooter, he told me: I think if you’d asked somebody in my position ten years ago what the college was for they would have said that it was about training, it was about making sure that psychiatrists were trained well, it was about accrediting their training, it was about examining individual psychiatrists to make sure they were confident in their training. If you asked me now I’d say that the function of the college still contains that but it’s much, much more political, of necessity.
A Short Introduction to Psychiatry (Short Introductions to the Therapy Professions) by Linda Gask