Luc Ciompi
The Soteria-concept. Theoretical bases and practical 13-yearexperience with a milieu-therapeutic approach of acute schizophrenia, Special lecture given at the 93 Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society of Psychiatry and Neurology, Tokyo, May 29th-31th, 1997, published in Psychiatria et Neurologia Japonica 99: 634-650, 1997.

The Concept of Affect Logic: An Integrative Psycho-Socio-Biological Approach to Understanding and Treatment of Schizophrenia, Psychiatry, Vol. 60, Summer 1997.

Die Filmemacherin Leila Kühni hat über ein Jahr lang die Soteria Bern von innen kennengelernt. Sie nahm – in Begleitung ihrer Kamera – nebst dem Alltag in der Soteria an verschiedenen Angeboten wie Angehörigenabend, Ehemaligentreffen, “Wohnen & Co.” oder der Gesprächsgruppe “Cannabis und Psychose” teil.

Teil 1: Akut
Teil 2: Integration
Teil 3: Gespräch

Ciompi, L. (2021). Ciompi reflektiert – Wissenschaftliches, Persönliches und Weltanschauliches aus der Altersperspektive. Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht: Göttingen.


Loren Mosher
Soteria and Other Alternatives to Acute Psychiatric Hospitalization A Personal and Professional Review, by Loren R. Mosher, M.D., The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 187:142-149, 1999

The Soteria Project: Twenty Five Years of Swimming Upriver, Loren R. Mosher, John R. Bola, Complexity and Change, (2000) 9: 68-74. This paper identifies the key ingredients to Soteria’s success in treating patients diagnosed with schizophrenia without or with minimal medication.

Soteria-California and Its Successors: Therapeutic Ingredients By Loren R. Mosher M.D., suggests that the strikingly beneficial effects of the Soteria type treatment are likely due to (a) the milieu, (b) attitudes of staff and residents, (c) quality of relationships, and (d) supportive social processes. Dr. Mosher also discusses how leadership effects the success of these programs.

Soteria Project: Final Progress Report, by Loren Mosher and Bob Vallone, 3/14/92.

Treatment at Soteria House: A Manual for the Practice of Interpersonal Phenomenology, by Loren Mosher, Robert Vallone & Alma Menn,1992.

Community residential treatment for schizophrenia: two year followup,” Hospital and Community Psychiatry, 29 (1978), 715-723 finding that two years after discharge while the alternative Soteria program patients didn’t show significantly different readmission rates or symptoms, they received medications significantly less often, used less outpatient care, showed significantly better occupational levels and were more able to live independently.

Schreiber Mosher, J. (2007) Does Soteria Have Future? Vortrag beim Kongress “Soteria and No Restraint”, Meran, 21.-23.11.2007.

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