20 results found for: subject:"Creedmoor Psychiatric Center"

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1981 Feb. 19

Livingston, Gary

Letter from Gary Livingston to Judi Chamberlin

Gary writes thanking Judi for some clippings. He discusses an article he wrote which was published in the New York Sunday News Magazine, which he says has improved his relationships with staff at Creedmoor Psychiatric Center, where he works, as well as a report he submitted to the Institutional Review Board.

Judi Chamberlin Papers

1980 June 19

Livingston, Gary

Letter from Gary Livingston to Judi Chamberlin

Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) - Discussing Livingston's work as an ombudsman and the lack of credit he believes he has receieved for his advocacy and writing.

Judi Chamberlin Papers

1981 Feb. 12

Livingston, Gary

Questions concerning the institutional review board

Queens (New York, N.Y.) - Gary writes to the Institutional Review Board (IRB) of Creedmoor Psychiatric Center with questions concerning the approval of a new anti-depressant, Wellbatrin, on human subjects. He says that developing minimum standards of acceptability and addressing these concerns are necessary for his continued participation as an IRB member.

Judi Chamberlin Papers

1980 Mar. 18

Demcio, Myron

Memo from Myron Demcio to Yoosuf Haveliwala

Describing an enclosed proposed guidelines for behavior modification techniques.

Judi Chamberlin Papers

1981 Jan. 4

Livingston, Gary

Ombudsman of the damned

New York (N.Y.) - Gary describes his role as ombudsman, which means that he protects the rights of patients in Creedmoor Psychiatric Center and acts as mediator in cases where treatment grievances arise on individual and staff levels. He talks briefly about his own history as psychiatric inmate after shooting his parents, explains how psychiatrists warned that he was still dangerous, but that since then Gary and his pa... more

Judi Chamberlin Papers

1980 Apr. 2

Livingston, Gary

Letter from Gary Livingston to Judi Chamberlin

Describing an enclosed article in which Livingston quotes Chamberlin. Expressing frustration with the lack of progress being made in the effort to reform psychiatry.

Judi Chamberlin Papers

1980 Oct. 14

His job is speaking for patients

New York (N.Y.) - Concerning Livingston's work as an ombudsman and his writing on psychiatry both for school and movement publications. Justifying his work inside the system.

Judi Chamberlin Papers

1980 Mar. 14

Livingston, Gary

ECT task force

Proposing that ECT is used to control patients and that if Creedmoor reframes the procedure as voluntary, then it will be available to those who request it and not foisted upon non-compliant patients as a form of punishment. Communicating the story of an individual who committed suicide after expressing profound frustration and despair at his treatment, which consisted of ECT. Encouraging Creedmoor to... more

Judi Chamberlin Papers

1980 Jan. 1

Livingston, Gary

Letter from Gary Livingston to Judi Chamberlin

Describing Livingston's appointment as an ombudsman to the Forensic and Admissions units at Creedmoor. Stressing the importance of ex-patients or ex-offenders doing this sort of work from within the system.

Judi Chamberlin Papers

1980 Mar.

Creedmoor Psychiatric Center

Guidelines for the use of aversive techniques in behavior modification

New York (N.Y.) - On behavioral modification programs and how they benefit patients. Describing the controversy around aversive procedures and efforts to resolve this conflict. Laying out guidelines for trained professionals on how to most appropriately respond to individuals in distress. Emphasizing a focus on relieving suffering of the patient as opposed to momemtarily calming them for the professional's sake. Specif... more

Judi Chamberlin Papers