‘Is psychiatry dying? The contemporary ‘legitimation crisis’ in psychiatry’
Dr Alistair Morgan, Senior Lecturer in Mental Health, Sheffield Hallam University
A Joint Special Interest Group in Psychosis presentation
Wednesday 26th March 2014, 5.30 – 7 pm
Room ER143, Elvet Riverside
Durham University, DH1 3JT

This talk explores the contemporary “legitimation crisis” in psychiatry. Does psychiatry know what it is for, does it have a role in the future and does it have a clear idea of its conceptual foundations ? Should we care if psychiatry withers away, and dissolves into a range of new disciplines, such as neuroscience, the science of well-being, or the pragmatic management of life issues in the name of mental health recovery? The talk will examine a proliferation of new and competing “paradigms” for the ontological status of psychiatry and critical psychiatry, and tries to map a direction for the future of psychiatry in the 21st century.

Dr Alastair Morgan is Senior Lecturer in Mental Health at Sheffield Hallam University.

Places are limited for this event. For more information and to reserve a place, please contact Victoria Patton.

Service users and their families and friends who attend JSIGP meetings can receive an honorarium of £20 plus travelling expenses.  For more information and to obtain the relevant claim forms, please contact Valentina Short.

* Please note that this meeting will take place in Room ER 143, Elvet Riverside (25 on this map) rather than the usual venue.

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