A Guest Lecture by Dr Lucy Johnstone

Do we still need psychiatric diagnosis? Critiques and alternatives

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In this lecture Lucy will discuss the implications of the major shift in our understanding of severe mental distress, and suggest possible routes forward.

  • From: Wednesday 9 March 2016, 6 pm
  • To: Wednesday 9 March 2016, 7.30 pm
  • Location: Newton building, Main Entrance, Nottingham Trent University, City Campus, Goldsmith Street, Nottingham, NG1 4BU

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Event details

Lecture overview

Psychiatric diagnosis is coming under more criticism than ever before. Along with this, there is increased interest in developing alternatives such as formulation, narratives, and personal stories. Dr Lucy Johnstone is a clinical psychologist and trainer with extensive experience of working in adult mental health. In this lecture, Lucy will discuss the implications of the major shift in our understanding of severe mental distress, and suggest possible routes forward.

Speaker Biography

Dr Lucy Johnstone is a consultant clinical psychologist, author of Users and Abusers of Psychiatry (2nd edition Routledge 2000) and co-editor of Formulation in Psychology and Psychotherapy: Making Sense of People's Problems' (Routledge, 2nd edition published in August 2013) and A Straight-talking Guide to Psychiatric Diagnosis (PCCS Books 2014), along with a number of other chapters and articles taking a critical perspective on mental health theory and practice. She is the former Programme Director of the Bristol Clinical Psychology Doctorate and was the lead author of the Good Practice Guidelines on the use of Psychological Formulation (Division of Clinical Psychology 2011.) She has worked in adult mental health settings for many years.

Programme

  • 5.45 pm – Registration and Welcome Refreshments
  • 6 pm – Guest Lecture
  • 6.45 pm – Q and A
  • 7 pm – Drinks Reception
  • 7.30 pm – Close

Booking information

This event is free to attend; however, places are limited. We recommend booking your place(s) at this lecture as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

To book your place(s), please add the event to My basket, go to basket and book event.

Alternatively please contact the School of Social Sciences' Events Team or telephone +44 (0)115 848 4460.

Location details

Room/Building:

Newton building, Main Entrance

Address:

Nottingham Trent University
City Campus
Goldsmith Street
Nottingham
NG1 4BU

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