Category Archives: Conference

Philosophy and Psychiatry: Mind, Value and Mental Health | Oxford University Department for Continuing Education

Philosophy and Psychiatry: Mind, Value and Mental Health | Oxford University Department for Continuing Education. Two events in one – Summer School in Philosophy and Psychiatry 23-24 July and International Conference in Philosophy and Psychiatry 25 July.

‘The outlook for schizophrenia is better than we think – but is being sabotaged by Assembly-line Psychiatry’ Dr Robin Murray @RCPsych

Presentation by Dr Robin Murray at the Royal College of Psychiatrists, Faculty of General Adult Psychiatry

‘The outlook for schizophrenia is better than we think – but is being sabotaged by Assembly-line Psychiatry’ Dr Robin Murray @RCPsych.

National Mental Health Clearinghouse – Technical Assistance Guides

Here you’ll find the latest information on mental health and consumer/survivor issues. The Alternatives conference will be in Orlando, Florida, Wednesday, October 22, 2014, through Sunday, October 26, 2014

National Mental Health Clearinghouse – Technical Assistance Guides.

19th ISPS International Congress in New York City | ISPS NY 2015

Abstract submission now open

March 18 – 22, 2015 at The Cooper Union in New York City

19th ISPS International Congress in New York City | ISPS NY 2015.

14 November 2013 John Read

Univerity College Cork conference presentation – video recording “Meanings of Madness”, with links – 14 November 2013 John Read – Panopto Viewer 

Explanations of how medical model fails to adequately explain schizophrenia

Map of the hundreds of Hearing Voices groups around the globe

INTERVOICE Networks and Groups – Google Maps.

For those with an interest in this approach to distressing voices (auditory hallucinations) and distressing beliefs (paranoia), there is a chance to participate in the fourth World Hearing Voices Congress 2013, next month in Melbourne

How to facilitate and support self-determination of patients in psychiatric practice

EPA 30th Anniversary Ethics Symposium 2013
15 November 2013 – Council of Europe – Strasbourg, France
How to facilitate and support self-determination of patients in psychiatric practice
Abstract of presentation by A. Heinz, Prof. Dr. med.
There is currently a debate between legal practitioners and psychiatrists on different forms of compulsory treatment and their ethical implications. This debate is based on different concepts of autonomy and its prerequisites. We advocate an approach that centers on the individual demands of the person, promotes open settings and focuses on intensified relationships

WHO WE ARE 30th Anniversary Anniversary Symposium | European Psychiatric Association.

Jaakko Seikkula explains Open Dailogue as a way of organising a psychiatric service

I was able to spend a little time with Jaakko to record this 12 minute interview, a the Dialogical Practices Conference in Leuven, Belgium, in March 2013:

Open Dialogue as a “Need Adapted” Approach to Psychiatric Intervention

More detail about this conference, including video and on-line presentations is available at http://www.opendialogicalpractices.eu/events/

Abstracts, papers and recordings from World Hearing Voices Congress, 2012

These are available at the Working to Recovery web site:

“It was an amazing three days in Cardiff, with lots of learning, sharing and connections.  Looking at the past 25 years, learning about the present and planning for the future.”

The next World Hearing Voices Conference will be in Melbourne, Australia, 20 – 22 November 2013.

“Working in partnership with Intervoice, the international hearing voices network, and the Hearing Voices Network of Australia, this consumer-led event will bring to Melbourne all of the world’s leaders in working with voices.”

“The congress will feature a broad range of perspectives about voices and recovery, including indigenous and multicultural views, trauma and voices, lived experiences of recovery, innovative youth programs, a new clinical research stream, and opportunities for collaborative panels and discussion groups between voice hearers, carers/family, workers and academics.”

The role of bullying in the development of psychotic symptoms

Among the psychosocial correlations to psychosis, bullying is emerging as significant factor.

This current article – van Dam, D. S., van der Ven, E., Velthorst, E., Selten, J. P., Morgan, C., & de Haan, L. (2012). Childhood bullying and the association with psychosis in non-clinical and clinical samples: a review and meta-analysis. Psychological Medicine, FirstView, 1-12. doi: doi:10.1017/S0033291712000360, concludes:

“Although there is some evidence of an association between bullying and psychosis in clinical samples, the research is too sparse to draw any firm conclusions. However, population-based non-clinical studies support the role of bullying in the development of psychotic symptoms later in life. These findings are consistent with findings of an increased risk of psychotic symptoms among those exposed to other types of abuse.”

The AustralianNo 2 Bullying” Conference will be held at the Outrigger Surfers Paradise [Queensland, Australia] from Wednesday the 22nd to Friday the 24th of May 2013. It is an initiative of the “not for profit” Australian and New Zealand Mental Health Association Inc.