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    DescriptionIvor Browne is Professor Emeritus, University College, Dublin and retired as Chief Psychiatrist of the then Eastern Health Board in 1994. This book charts the growth of one man's journey in relation to psychiatry and human development. Ivor Browne has been a central and controversial figure in Irish life up until the mid-nineties when he retired. This book charts the career of a man who has always been respected for his compassion, quirky way of thinking and fearless opposition to orthodox psychiatry. More importantly, he tells of how he came to each one of his conclusions. Ivor Browne has had a positive input into Irish life on both sides of the border. As a young man he was given a fellowship to Harvard University where he studied Public and Community Mental Health. He returned to Ireland determined to put what he had learned into practice and it was his initiative which took the care of mental patients away from large institutions into the community. He conceived and was director of the Irish Foundation for Human Development. This set up the first Community Association in Ireland in Ballyfermot one of the early large housing estates in Dublin. Ballyfermot was merely a housing estate without any facilities, he went in with a professional team and helped the residents to turn it into a thriving working class community. This project was so successful that an offshoot was established in Derry, called the Inner City Trust which not only rebuilt, but transformed the city of Derry during the years it was being torn down by both sides in the conflict. The work of rebuilding was done by young people of Derry, who were trained by the Trust and inspired away from taking part in the destruction of their home town. Derry was made a model for The Prince of Wales' urban village development project and other urban renewal developments around the world.


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    Title
    Ivor Browne
    Subtitle
    Music and Madness
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ivor Browne
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 376
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 590 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780955226182
    ISBN 10: 095522618X
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: HEA
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S6.4
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 26960
    BIC subject category V2: BM
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    BIC subject category V2: MMH
    LC classification: BF
    Abridged Dewey: 300
    DC22: 616.890092
    BISAC V2.8: BIO021000
    Publisher
    Cork University Press
    Imprint name
    ATRIUM
    Publication date
    15 December 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Cork
    Author Information
    Ivor Browne was Professor of Psychiatry at University College, Dublin and Chief Psychiatrist of the Eastern Health Board. He has practiced the Sahag Marg system of meditation since 1978. Browne has published many articles as: An Experiment with a Psychiatric Night Hospital (1960); Psychiatry in Ireland (1963); The Dilemma of the Human Family: a cycle of growth and decline (1966); Thomas Murphy: The Madness of Genius(1987), How does Psychotherapy Work? (1989), Psychological Trauma, or Unexperienced Experience (1990).
    Table of contents
    Introduction by Colm Toibin