The "Troubles" in Northern Ireland have endured for so long that eventually the abnormal has become normal. This volume examines the processes by which society has become gradually dehumanised, and how the inhuman conditions, under which people have been forced to live so long, have come about. The authors seek to understand this situation and build upon the current literature, using their different personal and professional backgrounds to great effect to create a wider perspective. They describe the political background, the framework of Kleinian psychoanalysis, and then bring the two together to create a new foundation from which to move from a troubled mind to a mind at peace.
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Author Biography - Raman Kapur
Jim Campbell is a senior lecturer in the School of Social Work, Queens University Belfast, having previously worked as a mental health social worker in Northern Ireland. Raman Kapur, MBE, is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist specialising in psychotherapy, and is also the Chief Executive Officer of the mental health charity 'Threshold', based in Belfast, Northern Ireland. He is an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society and also holds an Honorary Senior Lectureship with the School of Psychology, the Queens University of Belfast, where he was formerly course Director of the MSc in psychoanalytic psychotherapy. In 2012 he was awarded an MBE by the Queen for his work in providing services to people with mental illness in Northern Ireland.