Luc Ciompi - Psychiatrist and Author

Main fields of interest

Ciompi's work developed over 5 decades in an ongoing exchange between clinical work and research. After several years of clinical and psychotherapeutic activities followed a 10-years period of research on the long-term course of mental illnesses and on the influence of environmental factors on rehabilitation. This lead to the development of community-based part-time services for treatment and rehabilitation. Simultaneously, Ciompis interests focused on the problem of the interactions between feeling and thinking. The result was a new understanding of mental disturbances, called "the concept of affect-logic" and, on this base, the development of innovative therapeutic methods for schizophrenics, including the Soteria-approach.


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