The Collaborating Centre for Values-based practice in Health and Social Care St Catherine's College, Oxford Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:53:34 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 67839781 Conference Announcement from the LEAN ViP Network (Law and Ethics of Eating Disorders – Values in Practice Network) Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:50:17 +0000
Autonomy, Compulsion or Coercion: the Clinical. legal and Ethical Dilemmas in the Treatment of Anorexia Nervosa – for details please see Newport Conference FINAL and LEAN Newport Conference
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ANNOUNCEMENT Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:28:02 +0000 Susan Weeks has recently published on inter-professional education – see: .

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Conference Announcement from the LEAN ViP Network (Law and Ethics of Eating Disorders – Values in Practice Network) Mon, 05 Jun 2017 13:11:47 +0000 Autonomy, Compulsion or Coercion: the Clinical, Legal and Ethical Dilemmas in the Treatment of Anorexia Nervosa – for details please click here LEAN ViP Newport Conference

See also the LEAN ViP Network page

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Seminar series and follow up conference Thu, 25 May 2017 23:29:13 +0000 At Christ Church College, Oxford

on “Psychopathology of time and body” 

– for details Click Here Psychopathology of time and body

Truth, Lies and Dementia Thu, 25 May 2017 08:01:13 +0000 New report and follow up workshop – for details Click Here Dementia truth blog

The Final Programme for the VBP Theory Group Network Advanced Studies Seminar Mon, 22 May 2017 13:54:42 +0000 On ‘Language and the First-Person Perspective in Mental Health: An Interdisciplinary Advanced Seminar’ is now available at

Language and the First-Person Perspective in Mental Health- An Interdisciplinary Advanced Seminar


If you are interested in this area or would like to attend please contact:
Meeting of the Theory Network Thu, 18 May 2017 11:17:57 +0000 On Wednesday, May 31st 2017

At: The Collaborating Centre for Values-Based Practice, St Catherine’s College University of Oxford, Manor Road OX 1 3UJ.

This one-day Advanced Seminar examines the theme of language and the first-person perspective from a number of disciplinary perspectives, with a particular focus upon the significance of these debates for people with people with mental health conditions. The seminar is the third annual meeting of the Values-Based Theory Network hosted by the St Catherine Collaborating Centre for Values-Based Practice, in collaboration with Manchester Metropolitan University.

How does it feel to be you acting in the world through the use of language or actively entertaining your own cognitions? And what happens when such a feeling is disrupted, ascribed to you by someone else or conferred upon something else?

Our experience of the surrounding world and of our own selves in thought and language is tightly linked to the first-personal sense of agency. As such, its loss, disruption or misattribution can severely affect all aspects of our conscious life. How we describe the experiences of mental illness also goes hand-in-hand with dignity and respect, and thus something that everyone working in mental health contexts needs to think carefully about.

In bringing together philosophers, psychologists, linguists and lay representatives, the Advanced Seminar strategically responds to the BSA (2015) Guidelines on the use of language in relation to functional psychiatric diagnosis platform statement that the profession needs to move towards a system which is no longer based on a ‘disease’ model, yielding public affirmation of the large and growing emerging evidence that experiences hitherto described in functional diagnostic terms may be better understood in psychosocial terms.

Our aim is to open up a co-creative multi-disciplinary dialogue between practitioners, academics and lay representatives about the ways we might think and argue differently about the benefit of re-appraising the first-person standpoint in understanding the experience of mental illness and self-knowledge through the use of language, with a view to identify creative techniques for patient empowerment, education and clinical treatment, in shaping future direction of the research and innovation collaboration.

Confirmed speakers:

Anna Bergqvist (Philosophy, Manchester Metropolitan University).

Eleanor Chatburn (Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford).

David Crepaz-Keay (Head of Empowerment and Social Inclusion, Mental Health Foundation).

Edward Harcourt (Philosophy, University of Oxford).

Veryan Richards (Lay participant and patient/carer representative, Royal College of Psychiatrists/The Collaborating Centre for Values-Based Practice).

Léa Salje (Philosophy, University of Leeds).

Elena Semino (Linguistics, Lancaster) and Zsófia Demjén (Linguistics,


Tim Thornton (Philosophy and Mental Health, University of Central Lancashire).

Contact and registration: Dr Anna Bergqvist. Email:


TRANSLATIONAL RESEARCH IMPACT PROGRAMME: Thu, 18 May 2017 11:01:41 +0000 Lubomira Radoilska and the Philosophy Department of the University of Kent working in partnership with the Collaborating Centre are delighted to announce a programme of research exploring the Norms of Belief and the Norms of Action and how they influence research and practice..
REVISED DATE and CALL Mon, 15 May 2017 14:52:26 +0000 The Workshop on developing values-based nursing care for acute mental health practice in Nigeria has been moved to Tuesday 6th June 2017 – 9.00 – 5.00pm – St Catherine’s College Oxford
For details and a call for interested partners for this joint project between Universities of Lincoln and Nairobi please click here Collaborating Centre for Values Based Practice_announcement
Conference Announcement Mon, 15 May 2017 12:53:48 +0000 19th INPP international conference – Madrid, 13th – 15th November 2017 – Psychiatry and Philosophy: Contributions of Neuroscience – preliminary programme available at :