International Network for Philosophy and Psychiatry (INPP) Conference - Real People: The Self in Men (INPP 2010 Conference)

Venue: Macdonald Manchester Hotel

Location: Manchester, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom

Event Date/Time: Jun 28, 2010 End Date/Time: Jun 30, 2010
Registration Date: Jun 23, 2010
Early Registration Date: Mar 31, 2010
Abstract Submission Date: Jan 22, 2010
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13th International Conference of the International Network for Philosophy and Psychiatry
Real People: The Self in Mental Health and Social Care - Call for Abstracts
Abstracts for the conference may be submitted either as an oral or as a poster presentation. Workshops, Seminars and Symposia are also welcome.
You are invited to submit an abstract on a relevant topic that you would like to present connected to the main aims of the conference. Examples of the kind of topics we have in mind are given below. However, this is not an exhaustive list and other, relevant, topics will be considered.
 Mind and meaning - self, identity and recognition in mental health care
 Definition, language and the philosophical dimensions of the service user/survivor movement
 Understanding psychopathology, philosophical and clinical considerations
 Phenomenological approaches to understanding mental distress
 Philosophy and Psychoanalysis
 Conceptual discussions of mental health, wellbeing, social capital and community capacity
 Social justice and mental health - communities, rights and inclusion
 Involving service users and survivors meaningfully in the managment and direction of reach, care and support
 Service user and survivor driven innovation in mental health and social care
 Recovery and personal objectives - concepts of 'personalisation'
 Reclaiming the self after mental health interventions
 Spirituality and mental health
 Alternative realities through music, art, theatre and literature
 Personal and community capacity, social and cultural capital
 Culturally relevant assessment and diagnosis reflecting diversity and difference
 Scientific psychiatry, classification and the individual
 Any other relevant topic
Abstracts of no more than 300 words, must be submitted, in English, as a Word document by email to:
Please include:
 Main Title (maximum 10 words)
 Sub-Title (maximum 20 words)
 Name(s) of the author(s)
 Institution
 City and Country
 Contact details
Abstracts should be submitted by: 22nd January 2010
If you are unsure whether your topic falls within the scope of the conference, and for any other queries, please email the organisers at
Please Note: Acceptance of an Abstract does not attract any financial benefit. Presenters must be registered participants of the conference and are responsible for all conference fees, accommodation costs and evening meals.