subjective --------------------------------------- objective
Psychological Trauma - Shock
Therapy Recovery Closure
motivation? - Catharsis - outcome?
Psychoanalysts uncover truth
Hidden Psychical Material
Forensic Psychiatry - Experts
Events - Time
True - Memories - False
Accounts - Re-Living
Physical Trauma - Shock
|From: War Psychological To: Domestic |
'trauma' as a human and medical idea
(psychological AND legal)?
Magistrates uncover truth
Law Courts Justice
Closure - Compensation
Victims of crime
From the Couch to the Courtroom BBC Radio 4: 17 April 2017
Helena Kennedy QC asks if our legal system is becoming too influenced by the culture of psychotherapy.
The potential of Hodges' model as a generic conceptual framework has always been demonstrable through the distinction between the individual and the State. In this Radio 4 programme it is well worth also considering the diametric (potential) opposition of the person and their mental health (and therefore their physical state) as in applying the law in all aspects of healthcare and human welfare.
There are two references in the bibliography (sidebar) on the role of Hodges' model in forensic contexts.