Durham University and Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust Joint Special Interest Group for Psychosis (JSIGP) is open to all staff working in either the Trust or University.  However, it will be of particular interest to those staff working in ‘psychosis services’ or who are involved in research within the field. A warm welcome is also extended to any service users who would like to attend. The group meets on a regular basis to discuss a wide range of topics and speakers.

The next meeting, featuring a presentation by Professor Janis H. Jenkins on ‘Tangible Experience of the Extraordinary and the Ordinary: Psychosis as a Fundamental Human Process’, will be held on Wednesday September 18th 2013 from 5.30 – 7PM in the Henry Dyson Room, College of St Hild and St Bede, Durham University (30 on this map).

Janis H. Jenkins is a Professor of Anthropology and Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Diego.  She is a world leading figure in medical and psychological anthropology and has worked extensively on psychosis and schizophrenia.  Professor Jenkins is the author and editor of numerous books and articles, including Pharmaceutical Self: The Global Shaping of Experience in an Age of Psychopharmacology (School of Advanced Research Press, 2011) and Schizophrenia, Culture and Subjectivity: The Edge of Experience (Cambridge University Press, 2004) which she co-edited with Robert J. Barrett.

Places are limited for this event.  For more information and to reserve a place, please contact Victoria Patton.

Service users and their families and friends who attend meetings of the Joint Special Interest Group for Psychosis can receive an honorarium of £20 plus travelling expenses.  For more information and to obtain the relevant claim forms, please contact Valentina Short.

If you would like to receive information about future JSIGP meetings via email, please sign up to the JSIGP mailing list.

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