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The Royal College of Psychiatrists Improving the lives of people with mental illness


Spirituality and Psychiatry Special Interest Group

Newsletter No. 33, June 2012



  1. Dr Andrew Powell: Editor's note  
  2. Professor Chris Cook: From the Chair
  3. Revd Ros Lane: Living with and creating a spirituality of loss in a forensic context
  4. Dr Kalpana Dein: Psychopathy - evil or mental disorder?
  5. Dr Gwen Adshead: Their dark materials: narratives of redemption in forensic mental health
  6. Revd Michael Kavanagh and Liz Bird: Identity change, spirituality and desistance from crime
  7. Professor Andrew Sims: Religious delusions
  8. Roxanne Keynejad SPSIG Essay Prize: Spirituality and Mental Health. Focus Groups in a London Borough
  9. Dr Maya Spencer: What is spirituality?
  10. Dr Alan Sanderson: The third transformation
  11. Dr Roger Woolger (interview) Are past lives real?
  12. Book review by Dr Alison Gray: Spirituality and Mental Health By Peter Gilbert (ed.)
  13. Book review by Professor Andrew Sims: Spirituality and Health Research: Methods, Measurement, Statistics and Resources By Harold G Koenig
  14. Book review by Dr Tim Read: In Case of Spiritual Emergency: Moving Successfully through Your Awakening By Catherine G Lucas
  15. Book review by Professer John Cox: Spiritual Healing: Scientific and Religious perspectives By Fraser Watts (ed.)
  16. Book review by Dr Alison Gray: Positive Spirituality in Health Care: Nine practical approaches to pursuing wholeness for Clinicians, Patients and Health Care Organizations By Frederic C Craigie



          Next meeting for SIG members:

          ‘Belief or Delusion?’ Friday 5 October 2012. Venue: SCI 15 Belgrave Square, London, SW1X 8PS



          Other Notices:

          Discounted subscription for the Journal of Mental Health, Religion and Culture for SPSIG members

          Dream Research Institute, London




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