1981 May 29
Gary writes to tell Judi that he is out of the hospital, but doing treatment at home. He tells her about the first Regional Office of Mental Health meeting of a special Discharge Planning Committee, which he describes as planning ways of setting up "appropriate discharges" while keeping people in the system forever.
Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) - A manuscript detailing the methodology of Social Reality Therapy, drawing on William Glasser's Reality Therapy, by offering an example in the form of a young man identified as Steve who was found not guilty of murder by reason of insanity. Livingston gives a brief biography of Steve and the sessions they had together. The goal of Social Reality Therapy is to break the punishment cycle and encourage op... more
1979 Sept. 26
Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) - Proposing social center where persons of different social classes could meet with the goal of consciousness raising to reduce injustice and inequality. Identifying roles for disenfranchised persons to work as liason workers.
1979 Dec. 23
Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) - Discussing topics relevant to improving conditions on Creedmoor's forensic unit. Covering topics such as security, research, therapy and the organizing of a patients' government or council. Suggesting various tactics to address issues brought to him as an ombudsman.
New York (N.Y.) - On Livingston's experience working in New York Hospital's psychiatric clinic. Discussing the pathologizing of normal behavior by psychiatric professionals in the clinical setting. Also included in the newspaper is an article on non-binary terminology.
Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) - Criticizing current models of ex-patient and ex-inmate organizations. Questioning the goals of these organizations and suggesting that their limitations deny humanity to "high functioning" ex-offenders. Suggesting that these ostracized members of society be welcomes into participation in their own treatment and the treatment of others.
1979 Dec. 16
Proposing guidelines for managing patient-staff relationships on a psychiatric unit of a correctional institution. Stressing the need for empathy, positivity and an environment in which patients are encouraged to feel hopeful.
1978 Nov. 7
Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) - Drawing parallels between the development of human civilization and the personal development of individuals. Claiming that the individual surpasses society in his or her maturity and that this unevenness breeds social inequality. Implicating man's desire to distance itself from its darker impulses as the reason for the ostracization and abuse of social deviants. Discussing Selma Fraiberg's "The Magic ... more