Rosie’s #BookReview Team #RBRT Ronald Laing by @davidboyle1958 @TheRealPressPub #TuesdayBookBlog

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Today’s team review is from Olga, she blogs at http://www.authortranslatorolga.com

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Olga has been reading Ronald Laing: The rise and fall and rise of a radical psychiatrist by David Boyle

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I’m writing this review as a member of Rosie’s Book Review Team. I was provided with an ARC copy of the book that I voluntarily chose to review.

I’m a psychiatrist and although I studied Medicine in Spain I have trained as a psychiatrist in the UK. Despite that, R.D. Laing and his ideas weren’t a part of our curriculum (I don’t know if things have changed now, as that was almost 25 years ago). During one of my training jobs, one of the psychotherapy tutors showed us a recording of an interview with R.D. Laing and he talked to us about him. He came across as a fascinating man with very interesting ideas, quite contrary to the standard focus on…

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