Enhancing learning and teaching about mental health across the disciplines
Produced by the Social Science Centre, Lincoln, this is a public map that offers a counter-cartography to mainstream higher education. This counter-cartography is part of a militant/-research project that is attempting to link groups that are thinking critically about higher education provision and are attempting to offer alternative models. This is a living counter-cartography so please feel free to share, add to and amend as necessary; however, you will need to sign in to Google Maps…Continue
Added by Jill Anderson on April 30, 2015 at 16:07 — No Comments
What space is there in education, for wisdom, for Enlivened Learning – a holistic learning that can emerge with our heart, our heads, our hands and our connection to the environment?
Enlivened Learning is a journey of to discover and explore these very questions – and, to learn from and document the silent revolution that is happening in higher education around the world. It is not just about how we access and fund universities (which current debates tend to focus on),…Continue
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The origins of the Climate Psychology Alliance lie in the conference “Facing Climate Change” on 7th March 2009, hosted by Bristol’s University of the West of England’s Centre for Psycho-Social Studies (CPSS).
CPSS mounted or contributed to four further events aimed at bringing psychoanalytic, psycho-social and other psychological perspectives to bear on the issue of human engagement with the twin challenges of climate change and ecological crisis. Some interesting…Continue
Added by Jill Anderson on April 27, 2015 at 10:27 — No Comments
Last week, at at conference in Durham, the Critical Mental Health Nurses Network was launched. See here for further details.
Network members are keen to start compiling some lists – books, articles, websites, authors, organisations. Educators, students and others with an interest in how mental health is taught have a useful contribution to make to this. If you have any suggestions…Continue
Added by Jill Anderson on April 25, 2015 at 17:00 — No Comments
Publisher's blurb: Psychiatry Under the Influence investigates how the influence of pharmaceutical money and guild interests has corrupted the behavior of the American Psychiatric Association and academic psychiatry during the past 35 years. The book documents how the psychiatric establishment regularly misled the American public about what was known about the biology of mental…Continue
Added by Jill Anderson on April 24, 2015 at 9:39 — No Comments
The Education of Radical Democracy explores why radical democracy is so necessary, difficult, and possible and why it is important to understand it as an educative activity . The book draws on critical social theory and critical pedagogy to explain what enables and sustains work for radical democratization, and considers how we can begin such work in neoliberal societies today.
Exploring examples of projects from the nineteenth century to the present day, the book sheds light…Continue
Added by Jill Anderson on April 23, 2015 at 19:00 — No Comments
The Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies at Essex is going to run a Bachelor’s degree in psychoanalytic studies from October 2016. This will be a unique and innovative offering and, in the spirit of the Centre, will pay equal attention to Jungian and psychoanalytic approaches.
Added by Jill Anderson on April 23, 2015 at 18:04 — No Comments
Learn how a psychological understanding of our emotions and behaviour gives us new ways to improve mental health and well-being.
This free online course is aimed at anyone who wishes to understand more about psychology, about mental health or who wishes to maintain their own mental health and well-being.…Continue
Added by Jill Anderson on April 23, 2015 at 17:19 — No Comments
Publisher's blurb: 'Psychiatry and the Business of Madness deconstructs psychiatric discourse and practice, exposes the self-interest at the core of the psychiatric/psychopharmacological enterprise, and demonstrates that psychiatry is epistemologically and ethically irredeemable. Burstow's medical and historical research and in-depth interviews demonstrate that the paradigm is untenable, that psychiatry is pseudo-medicine, that the "treatments" do not "correct" disorders…Continue
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Plymouth University resource. This website is an accessible guide to inclusive learning and teaching to support staff with the continual process of reflection and engagement with what inclusivity means for their subject, school or faculty and their students.
Added by Jill Anderson on April 23, 2015 at 0:34 — No Comments
'The first time I designed a course I got this funny feeling that I didn’t know what was going on. Like somewhere there was a manual to creating a learning experience that I had missed. Like the joke was on me somehow. Who was I to decide what was the ‘correct’ content that someone should ‘know’? How could I decide how to measure the quality of work of people I had never met before? Where was this ‘standard’ that I could honestly and confidently refer to that would make my courses make…Continue
Added by Jill Anderson on April 19, 2015 at 10:00 — No Comments
A massive open online course (MOOC) is an online course aimed at unlimited participation and open access via the web. See previous post for an example of a MOOC and here for a very useful video on success in…Continue
Added by Jill Anderson on April 19, 2015 at 10:00 — No Comments
This book explores the challenges of applying disability theory and policy, including the social model of disability, to madness and distress. It brings together leading scholars and activists from Europe, North America, Australia and India, to explore the relationship between madness, distress and disability. Whether mental health problems should be viewed as disabilities is a pressing concern, especially since the inclusion of psychosocial disability in the UN Convention on the…Continue
Added by Jill Anderson on April 17, 2015 at 10:30 — No Comments
The School of Health at UCLAN is seeking to appoint one External Examiner for:
The MA in Philosophy and Mental Health and its subsidiary Post Graduate Certificate and Post Graduate Diploma. These are taught part time by distance learning and are based on the Oxford Textbook of Philosophy and Psychiatry co-authored by one of the course team.
The programme is philosophically and conceptually based, looking at conceptual issues…Continue
Added by Jill Anderson on April 16, 2015 at 18:26 — No Comments
In this study Student Minds are trying to understand the student experience of supporting a friend or partner with mental health difficulties. This study will help them identify opportunities to support student "supporters" and champion the amazing work they do in providing informal support.
There is currently no data on the student experience of supporting friends with mental health difficulties and this means that the challenges faced are not recognized or…
Added by Jill Anderson on April 15, 2015 at 18:49 — No Comments
The traditional approach to working with voice hearers focusses upon inabilities and deficits, rather than individuals’ inherent ability to understand and cope with their voices and other experiences. This course is grounded on acceptance of lived experiences of voice hearing. Participants will be taught to employ the Maastricht Interview, an assessment tool developed by Dr Sandra Escher and Professor Marius Romme, which provides a structured method…
Added by Jill Anderson on April 10, 2015 at 22:53 — No Comments
The body keeps the score: mind, brain and body in the transformation of trauma.
What causes people to continually relive what they most want to forget, and what treatments could help restore them to a life with purpose and joy? Here, Dr. Bessel van der Kolk offers a new paradigm for effectively treating traumatic stress.
Neither talking nor drug therapies have proven entirely satisfactory. With stories of his own work and those of specialists around the…
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Before we are anything else, we are feeling bodies. In fact, feelings are an important part of every experience we ever have. Feelings are not just emotions, and in practice cannot be separated from the processes of thinking and reasoning they are often assumed to simply interfere with. This book explains what feelings are and describes how they contribute to other psychological phenomena. Although feelings are often thought of as wholly private and personal, this book demonstrates…Continue
Added by Jill Anderson on April 8, 2015 at 17:43 — No Comments
The Sanctuary Model represents a theory-based, trauma-informed, evidence-supported, whole culture approach that has a clear and structured methodology for creating or changing an organisational culture.
The objective of such a change is to more effectively provide a cohesive context within which healing from psychological and social traumatic experience can be addressed.
As an organizational culture intervention, it is designed to facilitate the development of structures,…Continue
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