Friday, January 10, 2020

Integrating critical approaches into the training of psychiatrists

I've mentioned in a previous post that I had an application turned down for last year's International Congress of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (RCPsych) on 'Integrating critical approaches into the training of psychiatrists'. I'm not sure if RCPsych is really interested in an initiative of this sort.

I've said before (see previous post) that there is an orthodoxy in psychiatry. Trainees do need help to manage this indoctrination. Current training could be said to be biased towards neuroscience (see eg. another previous post). It is insufficiently global in its perspective (see previous post) and trainees need help to deal with psychiatry's institutional racism (see another previous post) and institutional corruption in general (see previous post). Trainees need to become more patient-centred (see another previous post) in their practice.

Psychiatry shouldn't see this agenda as a threat. As I've kept emphasising in this blog (eg. see previous post), critical psychiatry is a legitimate part of current psychiatry. It is not anti-psychiatry or a "warped political ideology" (see recent previous post).

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