Posts for the “Politicians speak” category

Politics, ethics, regulation and the talking therapies : current positions emerging from Parliamentary debate

by Julia Evans on November 20, 2013

Thank you Andrew Samuels for circulating this article: Abhorrent ‘cure’ for homosexuality will not be banned, says Government minister. Psychotherapists trying to convert gay patients to hetrosexuality is “wholly abhorrent” a (…)

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Work capability assessments for those with NICE/DSM defined mental illness

by Julia Evans on October 27, 2013

Comments on: ‘People with mental illness need help to get back to work – but coercion is wrong. We have to do more to help find jobs, without setting people up (…)

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Sophocles’s ‘Antigone’ : Seminar VII, 25th May 1960 : A contemporary commentary

by Julia Evans on August 31, 2013

In Seminar VII, The Ethics of Psychoanalysis – 1959-1960, Jacques Lacan comments on the play by Sophocles, Antigone. This takes place during three sessions: May 25th 1960 – The splendour (…)

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Letter to the Guardian: Cut-price therapy and the trauma underlying mental ill health

by Julia Evans on November 8, 2012

Some more on taint or stigma and the Government’s use of power. My recent posting is also relevant, available here The pot (HM’s Opposition party) calls the kettle (Celebrity culture) (…)

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The pot (HM’s Opposition party) calls the kettle (Celebrity culture) black & its relation to the Government’s production of taint in its clinic of Mental Health: 2 new posts: Reminder – conference on current issues on Sunday December 2nd

by Julia Evans on November 1, 2012

A)  details of two new posts on LacanianWorks B) A reminder of the conference on 2nd December 2012 which is about finding a way forward. C) A reminder of your  (…)

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Back to the political battlefield……… where power operates

by Julia Evans on September 21, 2011

Now mental health is not a topic which inspires the population to vote for you.  So how are you going to keep mental health on your parliamentary contacts’ list of (…)

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Politicians speak: A Lib-Dem position: To inform your action

by Julia Evans on September 5, 2011

Reference 1)  Dr Evan Harris, who is stepping down as Liberal Democrat health spokesman is a qualified hospital doctor. Two quotes (see endnote [i] for reference, probably September 2011, though (…)

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Who is in bed with whom (Part 2)? A call for your action.

by Julia Evans on December 2, 2010

Nice and cosey does it….  When you are getting in bed with each other! PS Please read the call to action at the end.  Thank you. The following is based (…)

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Challenges to Government’s principles used to define the care of mental ill-health

by Julia Evans on July 15, 2010

From:             Julia Evans Subject:        Challenges to Government’s principles used to define the care of mental ill-health Date:             15 July 2010 To:     Circulated widely within both Houses (…)

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