Crisis and Resistance: Institutional Psychotherapy and the Politics of Care

Faramelli, Anthony. 2023. Crisis and Resistance: Institutional Psychotherapy and the Politics of Care. Deleuze and Guattari Studies, 17(2), pp. 196-216. ISSN 2398-9777 [Article]

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This article seeks to explore institutional psychotherapy’s politically informed practice by highlighting two key concepts: crisis and resistance. It first briefly sketches a conceptual overview of the two concepts, paying particular attention to the complicated interactions between their political and therapeutic meanings. Following each conceptual elaboration there is a discussion exploring the ways in which the concept has been used by two key members of the institutional psychotherapy movement, Frantz Fanon and Félix Guattari.

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This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Edinburgh University Press in Deleuze and Guattari Studies. The Version of Record is available online at:


institutional psychotherapy, institutional analysis, Frantz Fanon, Félix Guattari, crisis, resistance

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Visual Cultures


May 2023Published

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28 Jul 2023 08:26

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28 Jul 2023 21:12

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