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R D Hinshelwood

R.D. Hinshelwood is Professor in the Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies, University of Essex, and previously Clinical Director, The Cassel Hospital, London. He is a Fellow of the British Psychoanalytical Society, and a Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists. He spent many years working in therapeutic communities, and writing about them, including the book What Happens in Groups (1987); and he founded the International Journal of Therapeutic Communities, in 1980. He has authored A Dictionary of Kleinian Thought (1989) and other books and articles on Kleinian psychoanalysis. Observing Organisations (2000) was edited with Wilhelm Skogstad and is among a number of texts on psychoanalytic applications to social science. In 2004, he published Suffering Insanity, a book on schizophrenia in psychiatric institutions. He founded the British Journal of Psychotherapy, and Psychoanalysis and History. Currently he is completing Research on the Couch: Single Case Studies, Subjectivity and Psychoanalytic Knowledge to be published 2013; and a jointly edited book, with Nuno Torres, called Bion's Sources: The Shaping of his Paradigms (2013).