Erikson Institute

A Psychodynamic Hospital

Luhrmann, Tanya
Published on 
November 2008

Reprinted with the permission of the author, from: Luhrmann, T.M. Of Two Minds, New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2000.
This chapter is from anthropologist Tanya Luhrmann’s recent book Of Two Minds (Knopf, 2000). Dr. Luhrmann spent an extended period at the Austen Riggs Center studying the way we work clinically. She uses a substitute name (the Norton Inn) in this piece, and describes in brilliant detail the process of working with patients at Riggs.

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