Depathologising ‘mental health’ and reclaiming therapy with James Barnes

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Depathologising ‘mental health’ and reclaiming therapy with psychotherapist, and activist James Barnes

The biomedical revolution of the 1980s relegated psychotherapy and counselling to a supporting role in mental health work.

The widely recognised failure of the biomedical paradigm calls us to re-examine & reclaim those lost philosophies and practices as central.

James Barnes advocates for nonpathologising alternatives and in this workshop will describe how the philosophies of Carl Rogers & his person-centred approach, developmental psychology and the ‘relational turn’ in psychoanalysis and psychotherapy come together to form the basis of a powerful and necessary challenge to medical model thinking in the modern day.

James will build on his previous writing on Donald Winnicott and relational psychotherapy.

Date and time: Wed, 31 Jan 2024 10:00 – 12:30 GMT

Location: Online

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