On Madness: Understanding the Psychotic Mind

Available from Bloomsbury in paperback, hardback, and e-book  DescriptionCan we reach the psychotic subject in their delusion? Psychopathological theorists often try to find a way to characterise this subject’s inner predicament so that their opaque utterances and actions will now rationally hang together. In this pathbreaking work, philosopher and clinical psychologist Richard G. T. Gipps demonstrates how such […]

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 […]

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

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 […]

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

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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 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

NEW REPORT from Royal College of Psychiatrists

NEW REPORT from Royal College of Psychiatrists on Person-centred Care For details and a copy please go to: https://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/usefulresources/publications/collegereports/cr/cr215.aspx


NEW EDITED COLLECTION from the PFA (Professional Standards Authority) on Right-touch regulation in practice: international perspectives   For details please go to: https://www.professionalstandards.org.uk/news-and-blog/latest-news/detail/2018/09/20/right-touch-regulation-spreads-across-the-world

Call For Papers

The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH), University of Oxford & Phenomenology and Mental Health Network The Collaborating Centre for Values-based Practice, St. Catherine’s College Diversity and Mental Illness (one-day workshop) 24th of October 2018, University of Oxford The workshop is a part of TORCH’s annual headline series Humanities & Identities

Call for Papers

The Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice welcomes submissions for a Special Edition on Shared Decision Making, to be published in September 2019. For More please see below

New Publication

Michael Dunn and colleagues have published an article in Healthcare Analysis on Between the Reasonable and the Particular: Deflating autonomy in the legal regulation of informed consent to medical treatment  The article is available on open access at: https://rdcu.be/2fg1

A New VBP Library – Call for Contributions

Have you any publications (books, chapters, articles, etc), training manuals, policy documents, or other materials, to contribute to a new library of VBP resources? If so please see below [gview file=”https://valuesbasedpractice.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/VBP-Library-Project-Announcement.docx”]  

New publication from Veryan Richards

On the importance of shaping language as a constructive tool in mental heath care. See – Richards, Veryan (2018). The importance of language in mental health care. The Lancet Psychiatry 5(6):460-461. and at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S2215-0366(18)30042-7 (053018).

New Publication from Vitor Pordeus

A review article in EC Psychology and Psychiatry on Hippocrates Betrayed? Attributing Classifications to Patients Instead of Investigating their Histories (Anamnesis) Full text available under Open Access at: https://www.ecronicon.com/ecpp/pdf/ECPP-07-00235.pdf

Publication Announcement

Eleanor Chatburn and colleagues have published their Health Foundation funded work on a conceptual model to guide healthcare organisations to access safety The paper is available under Open Access at: http://qualitysafety.bmj.com/content/early/2018/03/06/bmjqs-2017-007175​

Book Launch

We are delighted to announce that the French edition of Essential Values-based Practice will be launched at a meeting in Paris on March 16, 2018 – for details please See Below:

Invitation to Book Launch

Healthcare Values Partnership, Oxford, cordially invite you to the launch of Marketisation, Ethics and Healthcare: Policy Practice and Moral Formation – edited by Therese Feiler, Joshua Hordern and Andrew Papanikitas (Routledge, 2018) 20th February, 2018 7:00pm – 8:30pm at Harris Manchester College (Warrington Room), Mansfield Road, Oxford Please RSVP to lucy.rodwell@theology.ox.ac.uk For details of the book and to order please CLICK HERE 


A French translation of Essential Values-based Practice has just been announced The full reference is: K.W. M. (Bill) Fulford, E. Peile, & H. Caroll (2017). La Clinique fondée sur les valeurs : de la science aux personnes (transl. by A. Plagnol, B. Pachoud, F. Advenier, M. Darrason, R. Tevissen, J.-B. Trabut). Montrouge (France): Doin. For details and to […]

The Royal College of Psychiatrists has published a new College Report:

‘Core Values for Psychiatrists’ (CR204)  http://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/usefulresources/publications/collegereports/cr/cr204.aspx The Report: articulates and clarifies the values operating in psychiatry today. outlines 8 core values – Communication, Dignity, Empathy, Fairness, Honesty, Humility, Respect, Trust.  The values are developed into themes and principals covering all ages from the early developmental stages through to end-of-life care. complements and sits alongside the […]

New publication in Journal of Patient Experience

Regent Lee, Amy Jones, Felicity Woodgate, Kirthi Ballamkonda, Nicholas Killough, Lucy Fulford-Smith, Katherine Hurst, Ismail Cassimjee, and Ashok Handa – The Experience of Patients During the Clinical Management Pathway of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms at a NHS Trust Available from: DOI: 10.1177/2374373517715010 journals.sagepub.com/home/jpx OR down load a copy (for personal use only) [gview file=”https://valuesbasedpractice.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/AAA-Patient-Experiencepaper.pdf”] This paper is Copyright ©The Author(s) 2017. You may download […]

New publication on the Montgomery judgement

In Medical Law Review Jonathan Herring, Bill Fulford, Michael Dunn and Ashok Handa – Elbow Room for Best Practice? Montgomery, Patients’ Values, and Balanced Decision-making in Person-centred Clinical Care  Available now from: doi:10.1093/medlaw/fwx029 OR advice view online https://academic.oup.com/medlaw/advance-articles  OR down load a copy (for personal use only) [gview file=”https://valuesbasedpractice.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Montgomery-paper-Medical-Law-Review.pdf”] This paper is Copyright ©The Author 2017. You may download a copy for […]


Susan Weeks has recently published on inter-professional education – see: http://dc.etsu.edu/ijhse/vol4/iss1/2/ .

Launch of the Report of the Commission for Values-based CAHMs

The report of the Commission for Values-based CAHMs (Child and Adolescent Mental Health System Commission) was launched on November 7th at a reception at the House of Lords hosted by Commission Chair Baroness Tyler The full report and a summary version can be downloaded from Full Text Downloads or via the Royal College of Psychiatrists’ website

Values and Ethics in Mental Health – An Exploration for Practice

NEW PUBLICATION – IMPORTANT NEW PUBLICATION IN VALUES-BASED PRACTICE – TO BE PUBLISHED 20TH NOVEMBER 2015  IN PALGRAVE MACMILLAN’S NEW SERIES FOUNDATIONS OF MENTAL HEALTH PRACTICE Values and Ethics in Mental Health. An Exploration for Practice by Alastair Morgan, Anne Felton, Bill (K.W.M) Fulford, Jayasree Kalathil and Gemma Stacey. This book provides a comprehensive and exploratory […]