Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences

Critical Perspectives on and Beyond Psychiatric Diagnoses

The conference considers the value and relevance of psychiatric diagnoses in understanding and responding to human distress and explores critical perspectives on and creative responses beyond psychiatric diagnoses

The fifth edition (2013) of the Diagnostic Statistical Manual (DSM) has once again intensified the debate about the value of psychiatric diagnoses in understanding and responding to human distress. The conference, now in its 6th year, aims to explore critical perspectives and creative responses beyond psychiatric diagnoses. This annual conference is unique as it is free for all participants and it involves people from diverse backgrounds (self-experience, survivors, professionals, academics, carers) presenting, discussing and debating critical and creative perspectives on and beyond the dominant bio-medical approach. The 2010 conference saw the launch of the Critical Voices Network Ireland (CVNI), a network of people interested in considering and developing responses to human distress, which are creative, enabling, respectful and firmly grounded in human rights. The conference will include an open forum to discuss the on-going work of the CVNI. Keynote Speakers: Wilma Boevink, expert by experience, social scientist, the Netherlands Pat Bracken, Consultant Psychiatrist and Clinical Director, West Cork Mental Health Service, Ireland David Harper, Reader in Clinical Psychology, University of East London Stuart Neilson, lectures and writes about the autism spectrum and mental health in Adult Continuing Education University College Cork, Ireland Olga Runciman, psychiatric survivor and chair of the Danish Hearing Voices Network, Denmark Jim Walsh, a self-proclaimed sceptic toward all that is accepted as certainty, Dublin, Ireland In addition to the 6 key note presentations, there are 32 concurrent presentations across the two days, related to the conference theme. Full programme available and Live stream via Conference organisers: Lydia Sapouna, School of Applied Social Studies and Harry Gijbels, Catherine McAuley School of Nursing and Midwifery, University College Cork, Ireland

Category: Conferences: Arts Celtic Studies and Social Sciences
Time: 9.30 am - 5.00 pm
Location: Brookfield Health Sciences Complex, College Road, University College Cork, Cork
Target Audience: People with self-experience, service users, survivors, carers, family members, health and social care practitioners, therapists, academics, students
Admission Price: € Free, but registration now closed
Contact: Lydia Sapouna
087 9225910

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