Free Members' Webinar: 180th Anniversary: How will current psychiatric practice be seen in the future?

09Dec

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Free Members' Webinar: 180th Anniversary: How will current psychiatric practice be seen in the future?

Event Information

Chair: Dr Claire Hilton

Speakers:

  • What can history teach us about how today’s psychiatry will be seen in the future? - Prof Anne Harrington (30mins)

How will current psychiatric practice be seen in the future? Historians are not futurologists, but we do possess analytic tools and perspectives, culled from our work on past events, that can be applied, with caution, to the present day. For this reason, in this talk, I will venture to make a prediction: in the future, our era will be seen to have been engaged in a two-fold project. We will be seen, on the one side, to have been grappling with new historic disruptors  -- above all, the pandemic -- that redirected our attention, in long-overdue ways, to various social determinants and political dimensions of both mental health and inequities in mental health delivery. But we will also be seen, and potentially even more significantly, to be an era that was  living through the end game of the 1980s “biological revolution.”  The future will judge us by the extent to which we met the challenges and addressed the unfinished business bequeathed to us by the architects of that era,  from the breakdown of the diagnostic strategies codified in the DSM, to the slow flight of Big Pharma from the mental health sector. 

  • Response – Prof Matthew Broome (15mins)
  • Q&A (15mins)

 

Questions can either be submitted using the Q&A function during the webinar, or you can email them in advance to leah.charlton@rcpsych.ac.uk

You can find out more about past and upcoming webinars and catch up on demand with any you have missed on our website.

For further information, please contact:

Email: leah.charlton@rcpsych.ac.uk

Contact Name: Leah Charlton

Contact number: 02086184127

Event Location

Location: Online Event