Wednesday 17 January 2018 | 16:45-19:00 | The Henry Thomas Room, 166-220 Holloway Road, London, N78DB

This January, Race On The Agenda (ROTA) and London Metropolitan University will host the book launch for Institutional Racism in Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology: Race Matters in Mental Health by Suman Fernando. Introduced by John Gabriel (London Metropolitan University), the launch will include readings and discussion by Suman, responses from Colin King and Yvonne Christie, and an open Q&A session.

The event is free, but you will need to register online.

For more details or to sign up, visit the event page.

About the book:

Institutional Racism in Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology: Race Matters in Mental Health was written by Suman Fernando. Dr Fernando is an Honorary Professor at London Metropolitan University, and was a consultant psychiatrist with the NHS. He is also a member of the Voice-Hearing Network at St Catherine’s College in Oxford (further information on upcoming VHN workshops can be found here).

His latest book explores the deep roots of racism in the mental health system, and draws on a lifetime of experience as a practicing psychiatrist to examine how racism remains entrenched in psychiatry and clinical psychology. Topics of discussion include the impact of Islamophobia after 9/11, the widespread pathologisation of black people, and various struggles to reform.


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