Several issues enhance the differences that have gradually developed between Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry (CLP) and Psychosomatic Medicine (PM). PM has a strong and solid tradition inthe research field, as is well demonstrated by numbers of highly significant works in internationalliterature; it also does well in the area of education and teaching, either under- or postgraduate. But itis in the field of clinical activities and organisation of services that a blank is left: neither the‘‘psychosomatist’’ nor the specialisation do exist in most countries. CLP instead has only recentlywalked its first steps in the field of research, with some specific projects such as those brought aboutby the European Consultation-Liaison Workgroup (ECLW), though a further statement of identity isneeded; it is also gaining growing importance with teaching and training activities, addressed notonly to students but also to a variety of professional figures, with varying strategies: the liaison is initself a very powerful and direct, everyday educational tool, even in its less structured form. It is thenin the field of clinical activities and organisation that CLP has historically developed most, and‘‘psychosomatic problems’’ represent only a small proportion of the CL psychiatrist’s competencies.Some brief considerations are collected in this paper over the complex relationship between CLP andPM, which is far from being clear and definitive.

C-L psychiatry and psychosomatic medicine are separated disciplines? / Rigatelli, Marco; Ferrari, Silvia. - In: INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS SERIES. - ISSN 0531-5131. - STAMPA. - 1241:(2002), pp. 221-227. [10.1016/S0531-5131(02)00618-0]

C-L psychiatry and psychosomatic medicine are separated disciplines?

RIGATELLI, Marco;FERRARI, Silvia
2002-01-01

Abstract

Several issues enhance the differences that have gradually developed between Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry (CLP) and Psychosomatic Medicine (PM). PM has a strong and solid tradition inthe research field, as is well demonstrated by numbers of highly significant works in internationalliterature; it also does well in the area of education and teaching, either under- or postgraduate. But itis in the field of clinical activities and organisation of services that a blank is left: neither the‘‘psychosomatist’’ nor the specialisation do exist in most countries. CLP instead has only recentlywalked its first steps in the field of research, with some specific projects such as those brought aboutby the European Consultation-Liaison Workgroup (ECLW), though a further statement of identity isneeded; it is also gaining growing importance with teaching and training activities, addressed notonly to students but also to a variety of professional figures, with varying strategies: the liaison is initself a very powerful and direct, everyday educational tool, even in its less structured form. It is thenin the field of clinical activities and organisation that CLP has historically developed most, and‘‘psychosomatic problems’’ represent only a small proportion of the CL psychiatrist’s competencies.Some brief considerations are collected in this paper over the complex relationship between CLP andPM, which is far from being clear and definitive.
2002
1241
221
227
C-L psychiatry and psychosomatic medicine are separated disciplines? / Rigatelli, Marco; Ferrari, Silvia. - In: INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS SERIES. - ISSN 0531-5131. - STAMPA. - 1241:(2002), pp. 221-227. [10.1016/S0531-5131(02)00618-0]
Rigatelli, Marco; Ferrari, Silvia
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