British Psychological Society

Is It Time to Reconsider the ‘Disease Model’ of Mental Health?

“A prominent U.K. psychologist believes we should change the way we talk about depression, anxiety, and other forms of psychological distress” This article has been written by Markham Heid and published on the Elemental website. It begins: “In2013, the British Psychological…
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A role for psychologists on prescription? [Part II]

Following on from  A role for psychologists on prescription?  … The British Psychological Society (BPS) is seeking further discussion regarding possible benefits for patients if psychologists are given the option to prescribe medication. Their new discussion document, Prescribing rights for Psychologists, is the result of a…
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Power Threat Meaning Framework: a slideshow presentation

On January 18th 2018, in London, the British Psychological Society’s Division of Clinical Psychology (DCP) publicly launched the Power Threat Meaning (PTM) Framework … the culmination of a five year project. The framework is subtitled: “Towards the identification of patterns…
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Not what’s wrong with you, but instead what’s happened to you.

In 2013 the British Psychological Society released a report whose abstract reads: “… there is need to move away from psychiatric diagnoses such as schizophrenia, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, personality disorder and conduct disorder, which have significant conceptual and empirical…
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Guidelines on Language in Relation to Functional Psychiatric Diagnosis

The “Beyond Functional Psychiatric Diagnosis Committee” – from the Division of Clinical Psychology (DCP), which is part of the British Psychological Society – have published guidelines giving alternatives to standard medical diagnostic language. For example: Not “mental illness”, but instead…
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