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The Medicalisation of Distress: A live webinar or In Person event

4 Mar 2023

With keynote speaker Dr Nancy McWilliams, with James Barnes, James Davies, and Lucy Johnstone.

James Barnes will talk about the relational model in psychotherapy and the problems this poses for the medical model. He will suggest that the inherent individualism of the medical model not only makes it incompatible with relational thinking, but that the evident need for relational thinking means that the medical model has run its course. In response to the 1980s and the biomedical shift in psychiatry, psychoanalysis and psychotherapy turned relational. It is this model that should have won the day, he will argue, and it is this model that needs to be at the forefront of change going forward.

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