About this event

  • Date and time Thu 7 Nov 2019 from 9:30am to 9 Nov 2019 at 5:00pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Psychiatry

This is the first RSM Psychiatry Section intensive 3 day course on phenomenological psychopathology and the therapeutic interview in commonly encountered psychiatric conditions and severe psychopathology.

Organised by Professor George Ikkos and Giovanni Stanghellini, this event will celebrate the seminal landmark first edition of the “Oxford Handbook of Phenomenological Psychopathology” which applies to a core audience of daily psychiatric and mental health practice. The course will be delivered and directed by the two Senior Editors of the Handbook; Professor Giovanni Stanghellini and Matthew Broome, as well as other international experts. 

Delegates will be presented with an in-depth view and scope of phenomenological psychiatry, from general terms to a therapeutic interview from patients with mood disorders, schizophrenia, eating and personality disorders. 

Delegates must attend all three days. On completion of the course delegates will receive a certificate. 

Topics include:

  • What is phenomenological psychopathology and what does it offer clinical psychiatry, psychology and mental health?
  • The psychopathological (clinical) interview:
    • The experiential dimension in mental disorder
    • The concept of ‘life-world’ as the basis for understanding patient perspectives
    • The relevance of emotions and values in the assessment and understanding of mental disorders
    • The therapeutic interview with the P.H.D. method
  • The life-world of persons with manic-depressive disorders:
    • Manic-depressive disorders as disorders of mood and identity
  • The life-world of persons with schizophrenia spectrum disorders:
    • Schizophrenia as a disorder of the self
  • Differential phenomenology of manic-depressive vs. schizophrenia spectrum disorders
  • The life-world of persons with eating disorders:
    • Eating disorders as disorders of identity and corporeality
  • The life-world of persons with borderline personality disorder:
    • Borderline existence between dysphoria and anger

Case studies from participants will be presented on days 2 and 3 of this course. If you would like more information on submitting a case study to present please email psychiatry@rsm.ac.uk. Chosen participants will qualify for a discounted rate to attend the course. 

Key speakers

Giovanni Stanghellini

Professor Giovanni Stanghellini

 Professor of Dynamic Psychology, Chieti, Italy.

Speaker's biography

Founder and President Psychiatry and Philosophy Section, European Psychiatric Association, past President Psychiatry and the Humanities Section, World Psychiatric Association, Founder of the International Network for Philosophy and Psychiatry and Founder Co-editor of the series International Perspectives in Philosophy and Psychiatry at Oxford University Press.

Professor Stanghellini is one of two Senior Editors of the Oxford Handbook of Phenomenological Psychopathology.

 

Matthew Broome

Professor Matthew Broome

Professor of Psychiatry and Youth Mental Health, Birmingham, UK.

Speaker's biography

Professor Broome is an academic psychiatrist interested in the onset of mental disorders in young people. He has worked largely in the area of early psychosis, but has also undertaken research in; delusions, cognitive neuroscience, mood instability, autism and psychosis, philosophy and ethics of mental health and neuroscience, phenomenology. His work has utilised functional neuroimaging (applied to psychiatry), cognitive neuropsychology and epidemiology in his research.

Bill Fulford

Professor Bill (KWM) Fulford

Fellow of St Catherine’s College and Member of the Philosophy Faculty, University of Oxford, Emeritus Professor of Philosophy and Mental Health, University of Warwick, Director of the Collaborating Centre for Values-based practice, St Catherine’s College, Oxford, and Founder, Editor and Chair of the Advisory Board, Philosophy, Psychiatry, & Psychology, Oxford, UK.

Speaker's biography

Bill (KWM) Fulford is a Fellow of St Catherine’s College and Member of the Philosophy Faculty, University of Oxford; Emeritus Professor of Philosophy and Mental Health, University of Warwick Medical School; and Director of the Collaborating Centre for Values-based Practice, St Catherine’s College, Oxford (valuesbasedpractice.org).

His previous posts include Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist, University of Oxford, and Special Adviser for Values-Based Practice in the Department of Health. His publications include Moral Theory and Medical Practice, The Oxford Textbook of Philosophy and Psychiatry, and The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy and Psychiatry. He is Lead Editor for the Oxford book series International Perspectives in Philosophy and Psychiatry and Founder Editor and Chair of the Advisory Board of the international journal Philosophy, Psychiatry, & Psychology (PPP). His Essential Values-based Practice (2012), co-authored with Ed Peile, is the launch volume for a new book series from Cambridge University Press on Values-based Medicine.

Giovanni Castellini

Professor Giovanni Castellini

Psychiatrist, Psychotherapist and expert in Eating Behaviour Disorders, Florence, Italy.

Agenda

View the programme 07 November 2019

Registration, teas and coffees

Session one

Chairs: Professor Giovanni Stanghellini, Professor of Dynamic Psychopathology, Chieti, Italy and Professor Matthew Broome, Professor of Psychiatry and Youth Mental Health, Birmingham, UK

Values and Phenomenological Psychopathology

Professor Bill (KWM) Fulford, Fellow of St Catherine’s College and Member of the Philosophy Faculty, University of Oxford

DSM - is it really your friend?

Professor Tom Burns, Emeritus Professor of Social Psychiatry, Oxford University

Subjectivity, affect and psychiatric expertise: A clinician's perspective

Professor George Ikkos, Director “Psychiatry in Dialogue with Neuroscience Medicine and Society” RSM Section of Psychiatry

Tea and coffee break
Special event: Launch of the Oxford Handbook of Phenomenological Psychopathology
Lunch

Session two

What is phenomenological psychopathology and what does it offer clinical practice?

Professor Giovanni Stanghellini, Professor of Dynamic Psychopathology, Chieti, Italy

Tea and coffee break
Key philosophical concepts in phenomenological psychopathology

Professor Matthew Broome, Professor of Psychiatry and Youth Mental Health, Birmingham, UK

Question time and general discussion
View the programme 08 November 2019

Registration, tea and coffee

Session one

Phenomenological psychopathology of schizophrenia

Professor Matthew Broome, Professor of Psychiatry and Youth Mental Health, Birmingham, UK

Question and answers
Tea and coffee break
Phenomenological psychopathology of manic-depressive disorders

Professor Giovanni Stanghellini, Professor of Dynamic Psychopathology, Chieti, Italy

Question time and general discussion
Lunch

Session two

Phenomenological psychopathology of borderline personality disorder

Professor Giovanni Stanghellini, Professor of Dynamic Psychopathology, Chieti, Italy

Tea and coffee break
Presentation of a case study by participants with supervision
Question time and general discussion
View the programme 09 November 2019

Registration, tea and coffee

Session one

Phenomenological psychopathology of feeding and eating disorders

Professor Giovanni Castellini, University of Florence, Italy, Psychiatrist, Psychotherapist and expert in Eating Behaviour Disorders, Florence, Italy

Tea and coffee break
Presentation of a case study by participants with supervision
Lunch
Phenomenological psychopathology and psychotherapy

Professor Giovanni Stanghellini, Professor of Dynamic Psychopathology, Chieti, Italy

Close of meeting

Location

Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole St, Marylebone, London, London, W1G 0AE, United Kingdom

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