Other London Events
Women's Mental Health: Integrating body and
mind. A dialogue between psychiatry, obstetrics and
Date: 11 March 2014
Venue: The Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole
Street, London W1G 0AF
This is a joint meeting of the Psychiatry and obstetrics &
Gynaecology sections, RSM in association with the Women and Mental
Health Special Interest Group of the Royal College of
The meeting aims to explore the effects of mothering and the
environment on brain development; to improve the mental health and
well-being of women throughout their lifespan and share knowledge
and increase understanding between the specialities
of psychiatry, obstetrics and gynaecology.
The programme is available at
Date: Wednesday 12 March 2014, 18:30 -
Venue: The Royal College of Psychiatrists, 21
Prescot Street, London E1 8BB
For the first time Medfest is holding an art exhibition in
London! The exhibition will showcase artwork from young people,
adults and older adults who have experience of mental illness. The
exhibition explores the role of art in recovery at all ages. You
will have the opportunity to reflect on images created as part of
community projects and follow a young adolescent's journey through
the images she created in art psychotherapy.
There will be a drinks reception and admission is free. You are
all welcome to come along to what promises to be an interesting and
Please email email@example.com if you are
planning to attend quoting 'Medfest 2014 Art!'.
The Development of Psychoanalytic Concepts:
Does my Culture
affect your Care?
International Workshop on The Bloomsbury
Cultural Formulation Interview Theory and Clinical Skills
Date: 3 - 4 April 2014
Venue: UCL Mental Health
Sciences Unit, London
This is a unique, interactive and
experiential 17 CPD points accredited workshop. It is aimed
at professionals working with people suffering from mental
distress. Participants will learn cutting edge concepts of
applied medical anthropological & skills to conduct a clinical
cultural interview. The workshop will enhance their
capability for engaging, assessing, treating and researching mental
distress across cultures.
For further enquiries, or to make a booking,
please contact Sandra Asante, Short Course Administrator: Tel: 0207
679 9475, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
(Ab)Normal Sexuality? A Critical Inquiry into the
Date: 1 May 2014
Venue: Danubius Hotel, London
Psychology and psychiatry have played a key role in how we think
about and understand sexuality, particularly those form so
sexuality that are positioned as 'abnormal' or 'perverse'.
From Krafft-Ebing's infamous Psychopathia Sexualis (1982) to the
latest DSM-5 paraphilic disorders (American Psychiatric
Association, 2013), psychology and psychiatry have a long history
in defining certain kinds of sexual identities and behaviours as
This categorization has not been without criticism or
controversy. Some have argued that the paraphilias section
within the DSM is so flawed, that it should be removed altogether
(Moser & Kelinplatz, 2005). Others have queried who is
really perverse here: those who express forms of sexuality
considered 'abnormal' or those who restrain, commit and coerce
individuals in the name of 'treatment'?
This conference will examine the concept of 'paraphilias' as
produced by psychiatry. It will question and challenge the
dominant biomedical model of pathological sexualities and
interrogate the tenuous boundary between 'normal' and 'abnormal'
sexual categories. It will investigate the role of the
paraphilias in other systems, such as law, therapy and
pornography. The conference will consider the intersecting
positions of gender, 'race' and culture from historical and
contemporary perspectives, and consider the complexity regarding
sexuality, pleasure and consent.
more information or to book
4th UK Paediatric Neuropsychology Symposium: Atypical
Date: 19 - 23 May 2014
Venue: UCL Institute of Child Health,
This symposium will focus on children's learning and behaviour
in a range of conditions including: autism, ADHD, cerebral palsy,
dyslexia, dyscalculia, dyspraxia, poor nutrition, epilepsy,
stressful environments, traumatic brain injury, specific language
impairment and memory difficulties.
As well as standard registration to attend in person it is also
possible to register for On-Line Only access to the
conference. Lectures will be filmed and broadcast on the
secure conference website remaining accessible until 30 September
For further details visit www.ucl.ac.uk/neuropsych
or contact the ICH Events Office, 0207 905 2675 or 0207 905
2699, email email@example.com
Institute of Psychiatry Summer
with support from the Royal College of Psychiatrists
Date: 7 - 11 July 2014
Open to Medical Students and Foundation Year Doctors considering
a career in Psychiatry.
- Week long programme at the prestigious research centre, the
Institute of Psychiatry, in London.
- Seminars, patient interview, debates and tours, covering
cutting-edge science, and world-class facilities. Plus time
out to explore the city!
- Opportunity to meet and gain advice from some of the UK's top
- Drinks reception at the Royal College of psychiatrists
- Includes FREE ACCOMMODATION
- To apply, please submit a brief statement (maximum 200 words)
explaining why you would like to attend.
- Medical students should include their University and year of
study. Foundation year doctors should include details of
their current post and clinical experience to date.
- Applicants must be registered (no cost) as a Student Associate
of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (http://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/training/studentassociates.aspx)
- Email applications to firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications to be received between 16 April - 16 May 2014