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Madness Explained: The new psychology of Psychosis

Format Workshop
Presenters Professor Richard Bentall
Description It is being increasingly recognised that conventional approaches to understanding severe mental illness have failed. The imminent publication of DSM-V has provoked a storm of criticism of diagnostic concepts such as 'schizophrenia', which appear to have almost no scientific value. Whereas once this criticism emanated exclusively from within psychology, genetic and pharmacological researchers are now urging a radical reappraisal of our assumptions about the nature of severe mental illness. In this workshop Prof. Bentall will review the limitations of conventional approaches, explain why adult psychiatry now appears to be on the cusp of a paradigm-shift, and try and sketch out a new approach which is more scientifically grounded but which also has important implications for the care of people suffering from psychosis.

The two day workshop will break down into the following six sections:
1 The origins of modern misunderstandings about madness
2 Genes and environment in the causation of psychotic experiences.
3 The psychology of hallucinations.
4 The psychology of paranoid beliefs.
5 The psychology of mania.
6 Clinical implications.
About the presenter(s) Professor Richard Bentall, world renowned researcher and author of Madness Explained and Doctoring the Mind. Prof. Bentall's reviews of the scientific literature on madness debunk medical myths about mental illness and reposition psychology at the centre of the mental health world.
CPD Hours
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12 hours
[APS Institute CPD]
Location SA Metro, Australia
Venue Mercure Grosvener Hotel
125 North Terrace, Adelaide

Please contact the event organiser to confirm if this venue is wheelchair accessible
Start/End Date 20 Nov 2012 to 21 Nov 2012
Time 8.45 for 9 am start - 5 pm each day
Cost $350 APS members, $320 students, $400 others
Organiser South Australian Branch (SA)
Contact Name Jodie Harris
Telephone 00417 802 172
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