Thursday, 9 January 2014

Prof Pat Bracken Lecture Glasgow 29 January 2014

MSc Global Mental Health (@MScGlobMentHeal), University of Glasgow, is presenting a free lecture by Prof Pat Bracken 'Postpsychiatry: Reaching beyond the technical paradigm of mental health care', in the Senate Room, Main Building, University of Glasgow, G12 8QQ, on Wednesday 29 January 2014, from 9.30am to 11.30am.

See Flyer. Please Register for this event online

"Pat Bracken is a Consultant Psychiatrist and Clinical Director of Mental Health Services in West Cork, Ireland. He is also Professor of Philosophy, Diversity and Mental Health at the University of Central Lancashire in the UK. He trained in psychiatry and philosophy in Cork and in Birmingham. His interests include collaborating with user/survivors, developing critical thinking in psychiatry and working with asylum seekers and refugees." 

This talk will focus on how the current technical paradigm in mental health services underscores attempts to transfer interventions from Europe and North America to countries in the "developing world" and will critique this paradigm on philosophical, empirical and sociological grounds. 

Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. For any further questions, please contact Dr Ross White (ross.white@glasgow.ac.uk).

The Lecture will be recorded.

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