Seminar: Outside the Asylum: Community Mental Health in Palestine

Wednesday, 6th February, 2019, 12.30 – 13.30pm. Anatomy museum, Strand Campus, King’s College London. Speaker: Dr Hanna Kienzler Abstract:  International human rights treaties such as the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) have challenged viewing persons with mental disorders as “objects” of charity, treatment and protection toward viewing them as “subjects” with rights and […]

Seminar: Designing the ‘grievous bonds’: A focus group study exploring stakeholder opinions and developing a clinical template and pathway for a Self-binding Advance Directive for Bipolar

Wednesday 27 February, 2019, starting at 12.00 pm. The Boardroom, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London, 16 de Crespigny Park, London SE5 8AF. Mental Health, Ethics & Law Research Seminar. Dr Lucy Stephenson and Dr Tania Gergel will be presenting their ongoing research work on Self-binding Advance Directives. “Designing the ‘grievous bonds’: A focus group […]

PhD: Priestley PhD Scholarship in Youth Mental Health: Personhood, Epistemic injustice, and the Clinical Encounter in Early Psychosis

Institute of Mental Health, University of Birmingham. Applications close January 24th, 2019. Supervisors: Professor Matthew Broome (UoB), Professor Lisa Bortolotti (UoB), Professor Barnaby Nelson (Orygen and University of Melbourne) Project Description: The project aims to examine different dimensions of the encounter between mental health clinicians and young people with psychosis. The project’s fundamental assumption is that […]

Forum: Philosophy and Psychiatry

4 February, 2019, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm. Old Theatre, Old Building, London School of Economics, London, WC2A 2AE. Starting from the controversial premise that … Mental disorders are widely held to have a chemical basis best treated with medication, and contemporary psychiatry is more closely allied with the neuro- and behavioural sciences than with […]

Seminar: Simon’s Story: Delusion as a Case Study in Neuroscience and Values-based Practice

Wednesday, 13 March 2019, 5.30 – 7.00pm. Oxford Martin School, Seminar Room 1, University of Oxford. Professor KWM (Bill) Fulford (OUC Distinguished Research Fellow; and Emeritus Professor of Philosophy and Mental Health, University of Warwick Medical School.) Abstract: The widely held belief that the diagnosis of mental disorder is a matter exclusively for value-free science has […]

Seminar:   “I Am” and “It Is” – Reflections on the Embodied Subject

Thursday 31st January 2019, 6pm, Maudsley Philosophy Group seminar. Boardroom (1st Floor), Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London, 16 de Crespigny Park, London, SE5 8AF. Speaker: Professor Raymond Tallis, philosopher and poet, novelist and cultural critic, physician and clinical neuroscientist. Abstract: Human beings are neither disembodied spirits nor ghosts in biological machines. We are, […]