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The misunderstanding of madness

By: BENTALL, Richard speaker | TAVISTOCK AND PORTMAN NHS FOUNDATION TRUST.
Contributor(s): WREN, Bernadette. chair.
Series: Scientific Meeting of the Tavistock Centre and Portman Clinic. Publisher: London Tavistock Clinic 2011Description: DVD Format.Summary: Prof Bentall will focus on the way in which conventional understandings of madness have led to bad research and also bad care for people with psychosis, and say something about what he perceives the alternatives to be.Summary: Richard Bentall was born in Sheffield in 1956, and studied as an undergraduate at the University College of North Wales at Bangor (now Bangor University), the only higher education establishment willing to accept him following his spectacularly poor 'A' level performance. After completing his undergraduate training he went on to complete a PhD in experimental psychology, also at Bangor, before moving to the University of Liverpool to train as a clinical psychologist. After a brief stint as an NHS clinical psychologist he was appointed to a lectureship in Liverpool in 1986. He is currently Professor of Clinical Psychology at Liverpool (0.9fte) and at Bangor (0.1 fte) and has honorary chairs at Durham and Manchester. His research has focused mainly on the psychological processes underlying psychosis and also on the development of novel psychological interventions for people troubled with hallucinations and delusions, and has been funded by the MRC, the ESRC and the Wellcome Trust. His book 'Madness explained' (Penguin) won the BPS Book prize for 2004. His most recent book (also published by Penguin) is 'Doctoring the mind'.
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Prof Bentall will focus on the way in which conventional understandings of madness have led to bad research and also bad care for people with psychosis, and say something about what he perceives the alternatives to be.

Richard Bentall was born in Sheffield in 1956, and studied as an undergraduate at the University College of North Wales at Bangor (now Bangor University), the only higher education establishment willing to accept him following his spectacularly poor 'A' level performance. After completing his undergraduate training he went on to complete a PhD in experimental psychology, also at Bangor, before moving to the University of Liverpool to train as a clinical psychologist. After a brief stint as an NHS clinical psychologist he was appointed to a lectureship in Liverpool in 1986. He is currently Professor of Clinical Psychology at Liverpool (0.9fte) and at Bangor (0.1 fte) and has honorary chairs at Durham and Manchester. His research has focused mainly on the psychological processes underlying psychosis and also on the development of novel psychological interventions for people troubled with hallucinations and delusions, and has been funded by the MRC, the ESRC and the Wellcome Trust. His book 'Madness explained' (Penguin) won the BPS Book prize for 2004. His most recent book (also published by Penguin) is 'Doctoring the mind'.

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