Posts for the “C. Strategy” category

Happiness is too close to hedonism : George Vaillent : Comment on ‘Today programme’

by Julia Evans on November 14, 2012

Quick post! In the past I have circulated (before the days of LW) many commentaries on the Government’s bonkers clinic of ‘Happiness’. I will be posting Willem Buiter’s (a former (…)

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Two letters for your attention: the bps tells Parliament why it should not be swallowed whole into the domain of the Privy Council & Earl Howe, the Government’s Standards Zsar within Health, commands a reply to 3 of my emails.

by Julia Evans on November 13, 2012

Hello, 1)  This post gives the British Psychological Society’s position on statutory regulation as at 9th January 2009, before the matter was debated in the House of Lords.  They did not want it, (…)

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I would love to meet you at ‘The Future of Counselling & Psychotherapy : Rally & Conference’ 2nd December 2012 in London N17

by Julia Evans on November 10, 2012

Dear Alliance  Supporters, Are You Coming To Our Conference? Sunday 2nd December 2012 From 9.30am at the Selby Centre, London N17 8JL Location: The Selby Centre  is a former Tottenham secondary (…)

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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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Is there a Complex Adaptive Systems approach behind the ‘Big Society’ and the Coalition Government’s attitude towards statutory professional regulation?

by Jo Rostron on November 3, 2012

[Note: This text was first presented on 3rd November 2012 to the New Lacanian School’s registered cartel ‘Jouissance & symbolic (dis)order’. This cartel is based on: Éric Laurent’s 2010 text: ‘The (…)

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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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Everyday insecurity: Life at the end of the welfare state: November 2012: interim briefing: nef – economics as if people and the planet mattered

by Julia Evans on November 1, 2012

Reason for recommending the New Economic Foundation’s briefing: The joint advent of the Government’s Happiness Factories (IAPT) replacing both GP Counselling Services and provision within hospitals, means provision of support (…)

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The exchange between Earl Howe, the Department of Health and Julia Evans during October. My reply will be posted shortly.

by Julia Evans on October 30, 2012

1. Introduction 2. Background on Earl Howe – his responsibilities 3. Earl Howe drives standards into social care via NICE 4. Department of Health’s reply of 30th October 2012, sent (…)

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‘policy-based evidence, not evidence-based policy’ : John Kay speaks

by Julia Evans on October 16, 2012

Full quote: ‘These commercial decisions often reflect policy-based evidence, not evidence-based policy. Doing the deal is what matters: …. ‘ Quoted from: The brashness and bravado in big deals by (…)

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CHRE(PSA) trumpets its success in creating a ghetto of wellbeing practitioners who are compliant (for a fee) to the Government’s fantasy of safeguarding.

by Julia Evans on October 3, 2012

Contents: 1.  Introductory questions 2.  The CHRE(PSA) 3rd October 2012 circulation 3.  Attachments to the CHRE(PSA) circulation of 3rd October 2012 (i) Accredited Voluntary registers:  Standards for organisations holding a (…)

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