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Conference in Celebration of 20 Years of PCCS Books
October 16th 2013, 10.00am  – 4.30pm

Clarendon Suites, Birmingham.

In order to celebrate twenty years of independent publishing, PCCS Books will be hosting a one-day conference which brings together leading experts in mental health who share the desire for ‘honest, democratic, equal and fully informed care for people in distress’.  The speakers represent the dominant themes in PCCS Books’ lists: person-centred psychology, critical psychology, and service-user perspectives.

The programme for the day includes:

Richard Bentall, Professor of Clinical Psychology, University of Liverpool
The myth that schizophrenia is a genetic disease

Mick Cooper, Professor of Counselling, University of Strathclyde
Are the facts friendly? Person-centred therapy in an era of ‘evidence-based’ practice

Jacqui Dillon, Chair of the Hearing Voices Network, England
The history and work of the Hearing Voices Network – the personal is still political

Stephen Joseph, Professor of Psychology, Health and Social Care,
University of Nottingham
The positive psychology of the person-centred approach

Joanna Moncrieff, Senior Lecturer, University College London, consultant psychiatrist
Mother’s little helper: The politics of consumerism and psychoactive drug use

Lisbeth Sommerbeck, clinical psychologist, accredited specialist in psychotherapy, Danish Psychological Association
Rebutting criticisms of applying person-centred therapy with clients diagnosed with psychosis

The conference is open to service users, carers, professionals, academics, students and anyone with an interest in critical debate on mental health care.  In order to book your place, please click here.

Fees (including lunch and refreshments):

Earlybird: £65.00 before 30th August; £75.00 31st August – 14th October; Service-users: £20.00. Please note there will be an additional £10.00 administrative charge if you want your organisation to be invoiced for your place.

Travel and Accommodation:
For information on accommodation and directions to the venue, please see the PCCS Books Conference website.

All proceeds from the conference will be donated to the Soteria Network UK.  For the full details of this event, please see the ‘Shared Practice in Non-Medicalised Health Care’ Conference Flyer.