Reading Group, ‘Live & Unplugged Conversations on Birth’, online/ University of Oxford/ Complutense University of Madrid, from October 2022 to June 2023

Live & Unplugged Conversations on Birth is where philosophy translates in clinical practice and lively conversations begin.
In this exploratory laboratory, we will bridge traditional silos between reproductive care and philosophy. We have the opportunity here to also create participatory values-based practice in childbirth for all to enrich us all.

<a href="https://valuesbasedpractice.org/vbp-webinars/launch-webinar-philosophy-of-birth-network-live-unplugged-conversations/">Launch Webinar – Philosophy of Birth Network: Live & Unplugged Conversations</a>

15:00 – 1600 The Philosophy of Birth Network will engage in translational philosophy, of relevance for both philosophers and birth practitioners. Through our Live & Unplugged Conversations, we seek to bridge the silos that have existed historically between women’s health and philosophical thinking. Registration: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_8KXz5WJwRwuJW_05n773cw

DyoNises Theater Clinic: 4 years of clinical practice in community transcultural psychiatry’

New lecture from Collaborating Centre partner, Vitor Pordeus, on ‘DyoNises Theater Clinic: 4 years of clinical practice in community transcultural psychiatry. Delivered at McGill summer course on the “Art and Healing” Course coordinated by Jaswant Guzder – please see: https://youtu.be/tCpfdQC5aI8 For further detail on Vitor’s work please see his partner profile on the Collaborating Centre Website

Mental Health week of Action

The loss of Dalian Atkinson, ex-professional footballer, raises the huge issues of listening and loneliness affecting more players, coaches, managers and their families in the UK. The Professional Footballers Association in alliance with the United Family and Friends campaign, aims to raise the huge impact on our physical, mental health and safety in and outside of the profession

Royal Institute of Philosophy/INPP Public Festival Postponed until 28 September 2022

Due to prolonged uncertainties with the Covid-19 global pandemic throughout the year, we have experienced some challenges in assessing the safety of an in-person event. While we are now satisfied that the event can be held in person (with a hybrid function), we have decided to move the Festival date until Wednesday 28 September 2022 – […]

Call for Papers – Oxford 2022 Summer School in Philosophy and Psychiatry – Deadline 30 March  

Call for Papers – Oxford 2022 Summer School in Philosophy and Psychiatry – Deadline 30 MarchMind, Value and Mental Health: Philosophy and Psychiatry Summer School14-15 July 2022, St Hilda’s College, University of Oxfordhttps://www.philosophy.ox.ac.uk/event/philosophy-and-psychiatry-summer-school-2022We are seeking submissions of 300-word abstracts from early career researchers and current graduate students to present a paper relating to the topic ofMind, Value and Mental […]

Oxford 2022 Summer School in Philosophy and Psychiatry  

Mind, Value and Mental Health: Philosophy and Psychiatry Summer School 14-15 July 2022, St Hilda’s College, University of Oxford Delivered by experts in the field, the summer school will explore the areas in which the philosophy of mind and ethics, or the philosophy of value, make contact with issues about mental health. This interactive two-day […]

Celebrating Seni’s Law

Royal College of Psychiatrists and Whiteness and Race Equality Network
Celebrating Seni’s Law

We aim to celebrate with a special coproduction session recognising the unique genius of Ajibola Lewis; a modern day political activist, who turned pain into political change.  

New Publication – Criminal responsibility evaluations

New Publication – Criminal responsibility evaluationsFor further details please see the entry in the Wiki VBP Library:  https://vbp.libib.com/#94091227X Brief Description: Criminal responsibility assessments have at times come under scrutiny and have been heavily criticized. A literature review revealed significant differences between countries concerning legal frameworks and procedures for conducting these assessments. The findings suggest that although some […]

CCVBP Festive Message December 2021

Festive Message December 2021 Dear Friends, Colleagues and Collaborating Centre partners, This has been a year of ups and downs and in recent days yet more uncertainty about the pandemic’s effects permeates all aspects of our lives. Despite the many uncertainties, the Collaborating Centre for Values Based Practice has had a fruitful year, hosting 10 webinars […]

The Practical Handbook Of Hearing Voices: Therapeutic and creative approaches

PCCS BOOKS invites you to the online launch of The Practical Handbook Of Hearing Voices: Therapeutic and creative approaches  edited by Isla Parker, Dr Joachim Schnackenberg and Mark Hopfenbeck Zoom Link –  https://NTNU.zoom.us/j/97626185228?pwd=b1plSTZBSnZkVGZ3MmNqM2RvWWRaUT09 Please RSVP to katie@pccs-books.co.uk

Black History Month – Beyond Taking the Knee

An interactive seminar addressing topics including race equality and discrimination in football from grassroots to the professional game. About this event To look at the actions needed to address race equality and discrimination in football from grassroots to the Professional game beyond ‘Taking in the knee’. The interactive seminar with leading equality practitioners provides an […]

2021-2022 Psychiatry Elective

A joint initiative between Yale and the International Network for Philosophy and Psychiatry the seminar series focusses on  ‘Psychiatry and the Hard Problem of Consciousness’. The seminars will be delivered by AAPP colleague and Lecturer in the Department of Psychiatry, Yale University Donald Mender. Full programme and registration: click here. Seminar Dates: The following 3 […]

The Existential Structure of Substance Misuse

Author meets Critics – Launch  of Guilherme Messas ‘The Existential Structure of Substance Misuse’ – interactive webinar – save the date  Oct 21 5pm UK DST Registration: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_qRJTwHejRJWcldcakKDuaQ

New items for the Wiki VBP Library

Five new items have been added to the wiki VBP library which may be of interest to Centre Partners.   Dr Robert Dudas – How can history taking help psychiatrists explore values?Dr Robert Dudas – The Discontents of PsychiatryParker, I., Schnackenberg, J., and Hopfenbeck, M., (eds) The Practical Handbook of Hearing Voices: Therapeutic and Creative ApproachesCrepaz-Keay, D and […]

Public Mental Health Approaches to Psychosis

Public Mental Health Approaches to “Psychosis” 13 October 2021, Noon – 2.pm  This seminar will explore public health approaches to experiences, traits, conditions or symptoms that are typically associated with psychosis. The topics covered will include hearing voices, paranoia and social determinants that may be predictive or protective of a psychosis diagnosis.  Register Here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_bK2Ww6n5Qh2D83-fdyzSXg A […]

What is mental illness?

r Awais Aftab is giving a free webinar as part of the Royal College of Psychiatrists’ 180th Anniversry on ‘Changing views of what constitutes a mental illness over the last 180 years’

Women’s Choice in Childbirth. <I>Really?</i> – Recording now online.

Video replays of the conference “Women’s Choice in Childbirth. Really?”  are now available online through the Collaborating Centre Website. We have now launched The Values-based Practice in Childbirth Network (VBPN)! Everyone is welcome. Please get in touch if you are interested in taking part in our Network. Contact email: svillarm@ucm.es Please feel free to share the links to the conference or the VBPN […]

International Perspectives in Values-based Mental Health Practice: Case Studies and Commentaries

New Open Access book – VBP Centre partner Professor Drozdstoj Stoyanovand colleagues are delighted to announce their edited collection from Springer Nature International Perspectives in Values-based Mental Health Practice: Case Studies and Commentaries For details and availability as an open access publication please go to: https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007%2F978-3-030-47852-0

Call for papers: Overcoming Stigma in the clinic

The Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice is putting together a special edition on the topic of: Overcoming Stigma in the clinic: identifying, understanding and addressing discrimination, degradation and discreditation in clinical settings.

Racism as a public mental health concern – 14th July 2021

The seminar looks at the structural and social determinants of race and racism as public mental health concern disguised by the White PaperReview of the Mental Health Act (2021) for clinical and competency changes. It analyses the inter-related factors of class, gender, education as important contributing factors to the over-representation of racialised (ethnically diverse) communities, suffering from Covid-19 and long-term medical diseases.

Implicit bias in Psychiatric practice; What lessons can philosophy offer to practitioners, learners, and educators? – Call for abstracts

Implicit bias in psychiatric practice; What lessons can philosophy offer to practitioners, learners, and educators? – Call for abstracts. Philosophy Special Interest Group of the Royal College of Psychiatry Implicit bias is a growing area of interest in modern healthcare. The rising awareness of its role in modern practice is related to the acknowledgment of […]

Problems of Living: Perspectives from Philosophy, Psychiatry, and Cognitive-Affective Science

New Book just launched – Dan Stein’s Problems of Living: Perspectives from Philosophy, Psychiatry, and Cognitive-Affective Science uniquely integrates philosophical and scientific resources in tackling some of the deepest challenges of contemporary clinical careFor details and to order please visit: https://www.elsevier.com/books/problems-of-living/stein/978-0-323-90239-7

A Time to Share and Repair – Making black Mental Health matter in football

Free Webinar – May 25 5.00pm – 6.30pm – jointly hosted by WREN (Whiteness and Race Equality Network), the FA (Football Association), the PFA (Professional footballers Association) and The Mental Health FoundationFor full details and to register please go to: https://atimetoshareandrepair.eventbrite.co.uk/

New PhD Studentship at City University in London, UK

New PhD Studentship at City University in London, UK – applications welcome from Black British students for doctoral work on trauma and complex-PTSD among Black British people using mental health services – applications from students with lived experience  particularly welcome – DEADLINE June 7 2021For details please go to: : https://www2.i-grasp.com/fe/tpl_cityuniversity01.asp?s=4A515F4E5A565B1A&jobid=117115,3577123421&key=225047236&c=86480234528254&pagestamp=sewwxzbfwsnxhxrlds Anyone interested is encouraged to contact Steve Gillard at City University to discuss the […]

Vienna 2022 – HOLD the DATE

Vienna 2022 – HOLD the DATE  Michael Musalek and colleagues have confirmed INPP 2022 conference will be in Vienna – Thursday Sept 1, 2022 till Saturday Sept 3, 2022 – on Social Aesthetics and Mental Health Further details and registration will be announced soon

A new International MetaMasters course

Hold the date – a new international course MetaMasters in Phenomenology and Values-based Clinical Care will be launched by webinar on May 26 Further detail: https://metamastersonline.com/

Training for Race Equality across the Colour Line in Mental Health – A Scoping Webinar

March 24 2021 12 – 2pm Joint hosts: Lancet Psychiatry and WREN (the Whiteness and Race Equality Network in the Collaborating Centre for Values-based Practice (VBP), Oxford) …………… With continuing race inequalities in mental health – notably disproportionate use of compulsory treatment in young black men – the need for change has never been more […]

Training for Race Equality across the Colour Line in Mental Health

Training for Race Equality across the Colour Line in Mental Health A Scoping Webinar March 24 2021 12 – 2pm Joint hosts: Lancet Psychiatry; and WREN (the Whiteness and Race Equality Network in the Collaborating Centre for Values-based Practice, Oxford) With continuing race inequalities in mental health – notably disproportionate use of compulsory treatment in young […]

New PhD funding opportunity in phenomenology and mental health at Poznan University of Medical Sciences

A new fully-funded opportunity for collaboration in the field of phenomenology & mental health of potential interest for:  Partners willing to pursue a doctoral degree (formally in health sciences; practically in applied phenomenology)  Prospective supervisors who have such interested graduates; the program requirement is a joint-supervision with a foreign (non-Polish) supervisor  For further detail please click here

Phenomenology and Psychiatry

We are very pleased to invite you to the joint seminar series on “Phenomenology and Psychiatry” organized by the Husserl Archives at KU Leuven & the Phenomenology and Mental Health Network at the Collaborating Centre for Values-Based Practice in Health and Social Care, Oxford and Poznan University of Medical Sciences.  The meetings are monthly and run via […]

Unpacking Colonial Trauma

Collaborating Centre Partner Dr Vitor Pordeus will be speaking at the 6th Global Mental Health Conference hosted by Carimesnsa and the Jamaica Psychiatric Association entitled Unpacking Colonial Trauma: Negating the Negation of Black Power. For further details inlcuding how to register please click here.

Veryan Richards

We are delighted to announce that Project Partner Veryan Richards has been awarded the prestigious President’s Medal by The Royal College of Psychiatrists, London, for her work on values and person-centred care in mental health – to view the award ceremony (including Veryan’s acceptance speech) please CLICK HERE

From Anaesthetic to Aesthetic in the Clinic

New research on developing arts practice-based ways of enhancing reflection on empathic understanding in health care education. Helena Fox (Co-Lead of the Aesthetics in Mental Health [AiMH]) Network is looking for students or practitioners from any area of health or social care to help with her zoom-based research. The study now has ethics approval. Click […]

A reflection on the impact of COVID-19 on primary care in the United Kingdom

Collaborating Centre Partner Dr Richard Gray is co-author of a timely new paper on the impact of COVID 19 on Primary Care in the UK.  Gray, R and Sanders, C (2020) A reflection on the impact of COVID-19 on primary care in the United Kingdom. Journal of Interprofessional Care, vol.34, 2020, issue 5. The COVID-19 pandemic has presented […]

Whiteness and Race Equality Network in Sport Black his(herstory) month – Is my Coach Education r/white – Making black coaches mental health matter – Covid 19.

The Whiteness and Race Equality Network are hosting a webinar on Thursday 29 October 2020. Is my Coach Education r/white – Making black coaches mental health matter – Covid 19. This webinar aims to discuss: The changes needed in coach education, and the race competences to empower black and Asian coaches to be represented in senior […]

Whiteness and Race Equality Network – Webinar

The Whiteness and Race Equality Network are hosting a webinar on Wednesday 28 October 2020 – Black his(herstory) month – a year on – Coproduction, whiteness, action research for race equality in mental health. The webinar builds on the conference, October 14th, 2019 focused on identifying whiteness in working across the colour for race equality […]

Interprofessional Education and Practice – New Articles

Two recent articles relating to Interprofessional Education and Practice may be of interest to partners. A Guest blog by Elizabeth Howkins and Richard Gray (August 2019) for Journal of Interpofessional Care entitled:  Producing digital stories as a new IPE resource for teaching and learning. http://jicareblog.org/guest-blog-producing-digital-stories-as-a-new-ipe-resource-for-teaching-and-learning/  An article in the Journal of Interprofessional Care entitled Values-based interprofessional […]

Aesthetics in Mental Health Network: Advanced Study Day

Aesthetics in Mental Health Network: Advanced Study Day – Friday 29th May 2020, St Catherine’s College, Oxford. Title: ‘Clinical Applications and Evaluation of Aesthetic Practices in Mental Health’ You are invited to submit abstracts for selection to address this title. (300 words maximum) In this group, “aesthetic” refers to sense perception (from Greek origin) and arising […]

International Advanced seminar: Brazilian VBP Network – Alcohol Regulation Policy in Brazil

12th March, 2020, 10am – 4pm Venue: Brooks Building, Manchester Metropolitan UniversityManchester M15 6GX. Poor alcohol regulation and lack of policy in Brazil normalises alcohol consumption and creates tolerance of alcohol-related crime, domestic violence and a high rate of road traffic accidents. The global response is the adoption of universal measures to discourage heavy drinking. […]

Call for Abstracts: The Practical Handbook of Eating Disorders

The Practical Handbook for eating disorders is the fourth book in a series of ‘practical handbooks’ on different mental health issues, edited by Roz Austin and Mark Hopfenbeck. Current research suggests that as many as 1.6 million people in the UK experience an eating disorder. The Eating disorders handbook will offer a unique range of […]

Call for Abstracts – The Practical Handbook of Living with Distressing Voices

The Practical Handbook for living with distressing voices is the third book in a series of ‘practical handbooks’ on different mental health issues, edited by Roz Austin and Mark Hopfenbeck. Current research suggests that as many as 500,000 persons in the UK experience distressing voices every year. The Living with distressing voices handbook will offer a unique range […]

Practical Handbooks for Mental Health – Development Workshop

Practical Handbooks for Mental Health – Development Workshop St Catherine’s College, Oxford University Thursday 30th January 2020. 10 am – 4 pm Presenters will include: Dr Roz Austin and Assistant Professor Mark Hopfenbeck. ‘Developing online resources from the Practical Handbooks for Mental Health’. Assistant Professor Mark Hopfenbeck. ‘Dialogue, values and voices in the creation of […]

Giving Uptake: Epistemological, Ethical, and Legal Considerations – Update

Please join The Collaborating Center for Value-Based Practice for the Advanced Seminar in theorizing and discussing ‘Giving Uptake: Epistemological, Ethical, and Legal Considerations’ at St Catherine’s College, Oxford on November 27, 2019, 9.30-4.30 pm. This one-day Advanced Seminar examines what it means to truly listen and respond appropriately to communicators. We will examine questions such […]

Giving Uptake: Epistemological, Ethical, and Legal Considerations

Please join us for the Advanced Seminar in theorizing and discussing ‘Giving Uptake: Epistemological, Ethical, and Legal Considerations’ at St Catherine’s College, Oxford on November 27, 2019, 9-5 pm. Full AnnouncementProgramme Article – European Journal for Person Centered Healthcare  Space is limited to 25 people, so sign up early to secure your place. We regret […]

VITALITY SYMPOSIUM – INVITATION

Advanced Studies Conference: Vitality and Wellbeing – aesthetic considerations, concepts and clinical practice VITALITY SYMPOSIUM – INVITATION Advanced Studies Conference: Vitality and Wellbeing – aesthetic considerations, concepts and clinical practice – Vienna, Saturday November 16, 2019 Organising Institutions: Institute for Social Aesthetics and Mental Health, Sigmund Freud University Vienna, Austria, Collaborating Centre for Values-based Practice, St. Catherine’s […]

Elderly Wellbeing and Alcohol – A Tricky Cocktail

Advanced Studies Seminar convened by Professor Søren Harnow Klausen (Denmark) – Elderly Wellbeing and Alcohol – A Tricky Cocktail – A new approach to managing addiction disorders from the University of Southern Denmark – St Catherine’s College, Wednesday June 19 2019For details and to register your interest please click here 

New Book – The Dementia Manifesto: Putting Values-Based Practice to Work

New book from Collaborating Centre Partners Toby Williamson and Julian Hughes – The Dementia Manifesto: Putting Values-Based Practice to Work. (2019) Cambridge University Press book series on Values-based Medicine.For details and to order please go to: https://www.cambridge.org/gb/academic/subjects/medicine/mental-health-psychiatry-and-clinical-psychology/dementia-manifesto-putting-values-based-practice-work?format=PBFor a blog by Toby Williamson please go to: http://www.cambridgeblog.org/2019/04/the-dementia-manifesto-a-revolution-in-how-dementia-is-understood/

New degree: MSc in Person-Centred Health & Social Care

Announcement – New degree: MSc in Person-Centred Health & Social CareThis degree, currently the only one of its kind in England and Wales, is designed to assist professionals in a broad range of areas, developing person-centred and values-based approaches to care, in response to the growing need to integrate health and social care.For more information please […]

Brazilian VBP Network

Lead Guilherme Messas, MD, PhD. Head of the Postgraduate Program on Phenomenological Psychopathology – Santa Casa de São Paulo School of Medical Sciences, Brazil; Former Head of the Interdisciplinary Chamber on Drugs of the São Paulo Medical Board; Co-founder and Head of Committee for Alcohol Regulations (CRA) in Brazil; Advisor of the Coordinating body for […]

Making mental health count: quantifying and standardising mental distress

Making mental health count: quantifying and standardising mental distress Advanced Studies Seminar – May 8th, 10:30-5pm, St Catherine’s University of Oxford This day-long workshop brings together a diverse group of scholars (including user/survivor scholars) to think in interdisciplinary ways about mental health metrics. It will include short provocations from a range of speakers, ample discussion […]

New book – Thomas Szasz: An appraisal of his legacy

New book critically reevaluating the legacy of Thomas Szasz in mental health – Thomas Szasz: An appraisal of his legacy – Edited by C.V. Haldipur, James L. Knoll IV, and Eric v.d. Luft – from OUP’s International Perspectives in Philosophy and Psychiatry For details and to order please go to: https://global.oup.com/academic/product/thomas-szasz-9780198813491

Conference Announcement – Shared Decision-making: Person-centred Care and the Values Agenda

Jointly organised by the European Society for Person Centered Healthcare, the Collaborating Centre for Values-based Practice and the European Institute for Person Centered Health and Social Care, this event will take place at the University of West London, UK, 25th-26th March 2019.  Keynote speakers include Sir Andrew Dillon, Chief Executive of NICE, and Professor Dame Sue Bailey, Past President of the […]