REDUCING THE BIOMEDICAL DOMINANCE OF PSYCHIATRY
Friday 27 April 2001
Halifax Hall of Residence, University of Sheffield, UK
10am Phil Thomas, Consultant Psychiatrist, Bradford Community Health NHS Trust, and Senior Research Fellow, Department of Applied Social Sciences, University of Bradford
Welcome and introduction
10.05-10.30am Lucy Johnstone, Senior Lecturer in Clinical Psychology and Counselling, University of the West of England
Users and abusers of psychiatry
10.30-10.55am Shula Ramon, Professor of Interprofessional Health and Social Studies, Anglia Poytechnic University
Options and dilemmas facing British mental health social work
11.15-11.40am Peter Campbell, Freelance writer and trainer in mental health, and founder member of Survivors Speak Out
System survivors: Is there anything we can do?
11.40am-12.05 Pat Bracken, Consultant Psychiatrist, Bradford Community Health NHS Trust, and Senior Research Fellow, Department of Applied Social Sciences, University of Bradford
12.05-12.30pm Phil Barker, Professor of Psychiatric Nursing Practice, University of Newcastle
The power of caring-with: getting to the heart of nursing
2-2.55pm Keynote address:-
Jan Foudraine, Psychiatrist/Psychotherapist, Amsterdam, author of Not made of wood (1974) and Bunkerbouwers (1997)
Not made of wood 2001: On the power of medical maya
(A) Simon Gelsthorpe, Clinical Psychologist, Bradford Community Health NHS Trust & Phil Thomas, Consultant Psychiatrist, Bradford Community Health NHS Trust
How do you manage to carry on working in a mental health system that you fundamentally disagree with?
(B) Jim Read, Mental health consultant, trainer and writer.
Thinking about a drug-free future for mental health services
(C) Alison Faulkner, Head of Service User Initiative, Strategies for Living Programme, Mental Health Foundation & Vicky Nicholls, Strategies for Living Programme Co-ordinator, Mental Health Foundation.
User-led research: towards a radically different mental health system
4.15-5pm Plenary. The way forward