We take pleasure in inviting you to join us for the next SPIRE (Support and Partnership for Ideas, Research and Empowerment) seminar:
Losing an anchoring in the everyday:
The role of trust in understanding delusions
9th February 2012, 12 – 2 with lunch provided
D13, Seminar Room, Ebsworth Building
Queens Campus, Durham University, Stockton on Tees
RSVPs essential to Val Heard
An introduction to Owen: As an undergraduate I studied Philosophy and Psychology at Oxford University. Initially I intended to train as a clinical psychologist but my interest in philosophy and how it could be applied to problems in psychology lead me instead to do an MA in Philosophy. Around this time I was diagnosed with Schizophrenia and I decided to direct my studies towards trying to understand the condition. I have just completed a PhD in Philosophy on the topic of understanding delusions and have been asked to write a chapter on this area in the forthcoming Oxford Handbook of Philosophy and Psychiatry.