Psychopathology: Theory and Practice IIWith Module Speakers:
Michael Knight, Dr Richard Sherry, Dr Carine Minne, Sian Morgan, Professor Brett Kahr, Dr Gwen Adshead, Dr Phil Mollon, Valerie Sinason PhD, Richard Curen, Marian O’Connor, Dr Arnon Bentovim, Dr Joel Oberstar, Tamsin Cottis, Dr Matthew Hagger, ,
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This new online module (offering 22 hours of audio-visual content) provides an in-depth introduction to the field of psychopathology. It explores a wide spectrum of psychological disturbances from the severe, such as psychosis, self-harm and the forensic psychopathologies, to more common forms of suffering such as affect dysregulation and psychosexual problems through the lens of depth psychology and psychoanalysis.Read More...
The programme has been designed for mental health professionals to survey not only basic psychiatric understanding, but also the century-long accumulation of psychological knowledge about psychopathology. We hope that by offering an overview of the many possible disturbances of the mind with critical analysis, practitioners will be able to embark upon a serious and carefully constructed examination of the field.
The module focuses on the clinical phenomenology of each state of psychopathology, upon its aetiology, and its treatment. Although the primary theoretical lens is psychodynamic, broadly defined to include classical psychoanalytical and modern relational perspectives, viewers will also be exposed to the more traditional theories from biologically orientated psychiatry. Diagnostic categories are examined with a critical eye, placing them into a historical and cultural framework.
Unit 1 – Basic Psychopathology
First, some thoughts and discussion about how we respond as therapists to a client at serious risk of suicide, a situation that tests the limits of the underlying robustness of our theory and practice and our relational resilience.
The main content of the presentation will then be on Maytree, a unique short stay (100 hours) respite (and therapy) centre for those in suicidal crisis, of which I was a co-founder, and the principal architect of its model. In