Posts for the “E. What is going wrong….” category

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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Recommended blog: Are we really improving access to psychological therapies? The Changing Political Environment of Counselling and Psychotherapy

by Julia Evans on January 23, 2013

Available here or here: are we really improving access to psychological therapies? This is not only recommended, you are invited to join in by posting – see the end statement. About this blog: (…)

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…diagnosis itself and its usefulness and validity are under question and may need discarding completely: Inquiry into the ‘Schizophrenia’ Label

by Julia Evans on December 6, 2012

The Inquiry into the ‘Schizophrenia’ Label (ISL) : ‘However, our preliminary findings show that the diagnosis itself and its usefulness and validity are under question and may need discarding completely. The (…)

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Jumbled thoughts following the Alliance for Counselling and Psychotherapy’s rally

by Julia Evans on December 3, 2012

These are subjective impressions – they are my way of making sense of the conversations during yesterday’s Alliance’s (Strap line: Supporting diversity, responsibility, autonomy and innovation in the psychological therapies) rally: (…)

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What the Government’s strategy of implementation by force produces – fear, and worse

by Julia Evans on December 1, 2012

Hello, I wrote this in 2009, and the analysis (see list of contents below) of what is happening holds good.  I particularly recommend the sections which examine Willem Buiter’s analysis (…)

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‘Will you walk into my parlour?’ said the spider to the fly: An invitation from the Government-guaranteed supplier of risk-free treatments.

by Julia Evans on December 1, 2012

The Government’s favoured supplier now goes into Kent by invitation……..  This is so corrupt words are failing me. If you are a practitioner, please note: This is payment-by-results – you (…)

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Comments on the commissioning of IAPT+

by Arthur Musgrave on December 1, 2012

This is my concerned account of the local (Bristol and South Gloucestershire) introduction of IAPT+ (Increased Access to Psychology Therapies – Plus) at the beginning of November. Although an improvement (…)

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The unholy alliance between the Government (NHS Commissioning Boards) & its preferred suppliers of Wellbeing or Mental Health

by Julia Evans on November 26, 2012

One of the Government Risk-Free suppliers, touts for more business to maximise his profits This is how outcome measurements totally inappropriately drive a business, sucking Government funding away from practitioners (…)

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Comparison of cognitive-behaviour therapy with psychoanalytic and psychodynamic therapy for depressed patients – A three-year follow-up study : Dorothea Huber, Johannes Zimmermann, Gerhard Henrich, Guenther Klug : 17th November 2012

by Julia Evans on November 17, 2012

Published in German : Vergleich von kognitiver Verhaltenstherapie mit analytischer und tiefenpsychologisch fundierter Psychotherapie bei depressiven Patienten – Eine Dreijahreskatamnese-Studie : Z Psychosom Med Psychother 58, p299–316 : 2012 Published (…)

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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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