INPP 2019 – Specific Topics


    1. Expertise in mental health (psychiatrists, psychotherapists, social workers, experts by experience); transcultural expertise; pseudo-expertise (Strassendiagnose); the abuse of expertise; developing skills in decisionmaking, diagnosis and treatment; expertise and responsibility; the history of psychiatric expertise;
    2. The role of diagnostic categories: systems of classification and their role in diagnosis; scientific status of psychiatric knowledge; neuroscientific basis of diagnosis; new psychopathologies;
    3. Psychiatric patients: patients as experts; psychiatric users’ movements; peer-support services; recovery and self-help movements;
    4. Cultures of healing and psychiatric models: methodological pluralism; diversity and mental health; psychodynamic, existential-phenomenological, behavioral, and ecological perspectives in psychiatry; psychodynamic schools; open dialogues; cognitive sciences models;
    5. Psychiatry and values: ethical codes and dilemmas in mental health; the ethics of psychopharmacology; neuropsychiatric ethics; values-based practice; ethical perspectives on suicide;
    6. Critical perspectives: antipsychiatry, postpsychiatry; mental illness and spiritual and religious experience; the abuse of expertise;
    7. Psychiatry and philosophical practice: philosophy as therapy; phenomenology and mental health; philosophy for mental health care;
    8. Representations of madness: literature, fine arts, cinema, theatre, and popular culture;
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