|9Oct17 presentation DClinPsy Edinburgh|
At the last Edinburgh APEX meeting in 16 November we went over the Terms of Reference which I'd been involved in putting together, 3 years ago. On reading them it reminded me how my suggestions hadn't been taken up then, the opinions of the men in the group were favoured by the male academics leading. Then as now. Nothing much had changed since 2011 when I'd first got involved, despite meeting with the Academic Director and the Clinical Lead, both men, and being set up to fail on the PhD by the Programme Director Professor Matthias Schwannauer. Six years of being sidelined as a survivor Mother, a whistleblower since February 2012, speaking out about the locked seclusion room abuses perpetrated on my son in Stratheden IPCU/Ward 4.
|8May17 day's teaching DClinPsy Glasgow|
I didn't appreciate attempts to make me feel guilty or "less than", in relation to my leaving CUSP end of 2014. Two members had bullied me off the group when Prof Gumley was absent, one of them an ACUMEN paid worker, the other the Carer who stomped off, 4 July, she's on the Advisory Board of Scottish Recovery Network and has links with Support in Mind Scotland, an organisation whose CEO bullied me in a headed letter to my home, for which I received an apology. I had criticised their Tayside Carers project for promoting ECT and for this I was bullied.
The ACUMEN paid worker (former psychiatric nurse), together with his service user friend, had bullied me off the Scottish ECT Accreditation Network user/carer group back in October 2012 because of my critical stance about shock treatment. At the CUSP meeting Dec14 he and the SIMS Carer said it would just be a few children getting ECT, as if that was OK. Well it wasn't OK to me. I consider ECT to be assault and battery, just like the treatment I've been getting from DClinPsy academics and others for speaking out with a survivor Mother carer voice.
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Link to my presentation to 1st year DClinPsy trainees Edinburgh via APEX (Advisory Panel of Experts by Experience) on 9Oct17:— Chrys Muirhead (@ChrysMuirhead) December 24, 2017
Pain. Psychosis. Power.https://t.co/ThcNjIqjOS pic.twitter.com/WnyXfJgH8b
I realised at the last meetings, both CUSP & APEX that I'd been constrained for years, held back, disrespected, then blamed for it; attempts to make me feel guilty; then headed letter bullying, banning me from teaching after being set up to fail re PhD; bully off https://t.co/yLoNlGtUrs— Chrys Muirhead (@ChrysMuirhead) December 18, 2017
there were three 2nd yr trainees at APEX meeting, first one I went back to, & they raised good points about stuff, it added value to meeting IMO anyway; first time I'd seen trainees at user/carer grp Edinburgh in 6yrs! https://t.co/MwCqn3GNWU— Chrys Muirhead (@ChrysMuirhead) October 31, 2017