Michael Guy Thompson – Short Bio

R. D. Laing in America: Psychoanalyst Michael Guy Thompson worked with Laing for many years and was instrumental in organizing and managing Laing’s post-Kingsley Hall therapeutic communities and training programs. Michael writes about Laing’s contemporary relevance to humane treatment.


Mad in America hosts blogs by a diverse group of writers. These posts are designed to serve as a public forum for a discussion—broadly speaking—of psychiatry and its treatments. The opinions expressed are the writers’ own.