AD4E Workshop with Dr John Read, Professor of Psychology at UEL


An online workshop with Dr John Read , Professor of Psychology at the University of East London.

-Is ‘schizophrenia’ a thing?

-What does it mean if my client is experiencing ‘psychosis’?

-If someone hears voices does this mean they are ‘schizophrenic’?

-What are the main causes of hearing voices and feeling paranoid?

Many counsellors, psychotherapists and others who offer support to people in emotional distress are confused about medical and diagnostic terms and their implications.

In this AD4E workshop, John Read, Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of East London, will demystify these issues and more. You can’t afford to miss his straight-talking, psychosocial, trauma-informed approach to madness, eloquently summed up in his well-known quote: “Bad things happen and they fuck you up!”

Dr John Read is a Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of East London. He has published over 180 research papers, primarily on the relationship between adverse life events and psychosis. He also researches the negative effects of bio-genetic causal explanations on prejudice, the experiences of recipients of anti-psychotic and anti-depressant medication, electroconvulsive therapy, and the role of the pharmaceutical industry in mental health research and practice.

John is Chair of the International Institute for Psychiatric Drug Withdrawal, and on the Board of the Hearing Voices Network, England.

John is also a regular contributor to A Disorder 4 Everyone events.

He has been the Editor of the scientific journal ‘Psychosis’ for 12 years and is the editor/author of several books, including:

Read J, Dillon J (eds) (2013) ‘Models of Madness’, Routledge.

Read J, Sanders P (2022) ‘A Straight Talking Introduction to the Causes of Mental Health Problems’, PCCS Books.

This workshop will be recorded and the link will be available to delegates who can’t attend live.