ACAP joined with the International Society for Psychological and Social Approaches to Psychosis to host a seminar with visiting UK psychiatrist Dr Hugh Middleton from the Critical Psychiatry Network on Thursday 22 May at ACAP’s Sydney Campus. Dr Hugh Middleton is both an Associate Professor of the School of Sociology and Social Policy, Nottingham University, UK and an NHS Consultant Psychiatrist, UK. He became a Member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists in 1986 and was elected a Fellow in 2009.
The seminar, which was attended by around 100 participants, provided an opportunity to hear about and discuss current issues in mental health. Dr Middleton shared research regarding issues related to diagnosis, medication, compulsory treatment, and their comparison with client-centered, evidence-based recovery processes.
A panel discussion concluded the evening with panel members:
Dr Hugh Middleton
Conjoint Associate Professor Carolyn Quadrio, School of Psychiatry, University of New South Wales. Carolyn practices and teaches in forensic and child and family psychiatry, particularly in the matter of sexual abuse and intrafamilial violence. She is well known for her research on women in psychiatry and sexual abuse of patients in therapy.
Dr Tad Tietze is a staff specialist in Emergency Psychiatry and Psychogeriatrics at St Vincent’s Hospital in Sydney and has a research interest in the application of Attachment Theory to clinical settings.
Ms Lyn Mahboub, Lecturer, School of Occupational Therapy and Social Work, Curtin University.
The final reflection on the seminar came from Professor Alan Rosen, Deputy Commissioner, Mental Health Commission of NSW who was also one of the participants.
Dr Vanessa Beavan, Senior Lecturer, School of Psychological Sciences, ACAP Dr Hugh Middleton and Mr Andrew Little, Principal & Executive General Manager, ACAP