Fri 10 March 2017. Edinburgh Training and Conference Venue.
'"A Disorder for Everyone!" - Exploring the culture of psychiatric diagnosis and the implications for practice.
|Dr Lucy Johnstone (from 2014 PAVO Psychosis Conf)|
This one day Continuing Professional Development (CPD) event is for everyone who is interested in the current debates around mental health. It aims to attract psychologists, counsellors, service users, psychotherapists, mental health support professionals, psychiatrists, people with lived experience, managers and individuals with a personal interest.
Facilitated by Dr Lucy Johnstone & Jo Watson, and featuring Edinburgh based spoken word artist and activist Jo McFarlane. It is a chance to discuss the critical questions of the day around the biomedical model in mental health.
Lucy Johnstone will summarise current debates and controversies about psychiatric diagnosis. It is increasingly acknowledged, even within the mental health establishment, that categories like 'schizophrenia', 'bipolar disorder' and 'personality disorder' lack validity. The false assumption that distress is best understood as disease can have very serious consequences for the individual, their identity, and their path to recovery. Lucy will present alternatives to diagnosis which can help clients to make sense of experiences of distress, however extreme, and which are based on working together to explore personal meaning. There will opportunities for debate and practice-based exercises. ..."
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‘A Disorder For Everyone!’ – Exploring the culture of psychiatric diagnosis and the implications for practice with Dr Lucy Johnstone, Jo Watson and featuring Jasmine Gardosi & Jo McFarlane Saturday 15th October ’16