Posts for the “Mental Health” category

Occupy the madness-29/01/2012- The Docta Ignorantia

by Bruce Scott on January 29, 2012

[Text given as part of ‘Occupy the Madness’ at Tent City University, Occupy London, St Paul’s Cathedral, London on 29th January 2012] Let me first start by saying I have (…)

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How Government Action goes wrong…. ‘The report says the department pushed ahead without undertaking basic project approval checks, taking decisions before testing the ideas for feasibility.’

by Julia Evans on September 20, 2011

My comments  and the title are provoked by the report of the Fire service Reorganisation as in the Guardian[i]   From the Guardian report: – Margaret Hodge, the Labour chair (…)

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Laing was rattling the cage of an establishment with vested interests who did not like to be questioned or held to account.

by Julia Evans on September 6, 2011

The title comment is from Bruce Scott[i] .   This comment is extremely important as the UKCP, BPC, BACP, and other members of the New Savoy Partnership  are currently sewing (…)

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An historical look at treatments for human conditions of mental distress – are the same parameters still driving treatments?

by Julia Evans on August 24, 2011

In a programme which claims to celebrate the best in British history[i], “Ruby Wax takes a look at some of the grisly techniques that were used on patients inside Victorian (…)

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Ethics: the Sadean & Kantian position and how the Lacanian psychoanalytic position differs

by Julia Evans on July 28, 2011

Hello, Jean-Louis Gault’s commentary on ‘Kant with Sade’ starts distinguishing the Kantian position of working for the Good (the one the Government takes within Mental Health, Education, Social Work, etc) (…)

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Health and Social Care Bill 2010-11 (an update)

by Julia Evans on June 21, 2011

Latest news on the Bill[1] On 21 June 2011 the House agreed a programme motion re-committing certain clauses to the Public Bill Committee to which it previously stood. The Committee (…)

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Registration and Regulation – an attempt at an update and the Government’s Happiness/Wellbeing Factories reappear

by Julia Evans on May 19, 2011

Index of topics: 1) Power & control 2) Registration 3)  The use of regulation to produce Government standard Happiness –  Increased Access to Psychological Therapy  (IAPT) again 1)  Power & (…)

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Comments on the HPC’s declaration of aims – 31st March, 2011

by Julia Evans on April 11, 2011

Note:  the reason regulation has been taken from the Health Professions Council (HPC) is that the Lord Chief Justice on December 10th 2010 was extremely rude about the way Parliament (…)

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Same old, same old at the HPC: HPC council meeting Thursday 31st March 2011

by Bruce Scott on March 31, 2011

Here are some themes that came up in discussion during the meeting. The Health Professions Council (HPC) are still keeping in mind ‘protection of public’ -or still repeating this mantra that (…)

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Battle positions : Health and Social Care Bill January 19, 2011

by Julia Evans on February 1, 2011

The Government-defined battlefield of Wellbeing & (Mental) Health[1] Against the Government: the position of regx2 From its principles [2],  regx2 is interested in those who consult practitioners of ‘Psychological therapies’ as well (…)

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