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Philosophy of Psychology and Psychiatry Reading Group

Philosophy of Psychology and Psychiatry will join forces with the Philosophy of Medicine Reading Group this term and meet during their usual time slot, Tuesdays from 1–2pm in Seminar Room 1.

Organised by Riana Betzler and Sahanika Ratnayake.

Michaelmas Term 2019
Psychiatric & Psychotherapeutic Ethics

Week 1 (15 October) – Introduction & Codes of Conduct

Week 2 (22 October) – Historical Development of the 'Ethics Code' (The American Psychological Association's Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct)

  • American Psychological Association. (2017). Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct.
  • Pope K.S & Vasquez M.J.T., (2011; 4th Ed.). Ethics in Psychotherapy and Counselling: A Practical Guide, 85–92.
  • Pope K.S & Vasquez M.J.T., (2011; 4th Ed.). Ethics in Psychotherapy and Counselling: A Practical Guide, Chapter 12: Different Conclusions: Examples from the Interrogation Controversy, 122–154.

Week 3 (29 October) – Politics & The Goldwater Rule

  • Lilienfeld, S. O., Miller, J. D., & Lynam, D. R. (2018). The Goldwater Rule: Perspectives From, and Implications for, Psychological Science. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 13(1), 3–27.

Week 4 (5 November) – Ethics of Diagnosis: Focus on Personality Disorders

  • Shaw, C. & Proctor, J. (2005). Women at the Margins: A Critique of the Diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder. Feminism and Psychology, 15(4), 483–490.
  • Pickersgill, M. D. (2009). NICE guidelines, clinical practice and antisocial personality disorder: the ethical implications of ontological uncertainty. Journal of Medical Ethics, 35, 668–671.

Week 5 (12 November) – Ethics of Treatment: Moral Content

  • Pearce, S. & Pickard, H. (2009). The moral content of psychiatric treatment. The British Journal of Psychiatry, 195, 281–282.
  • Charland, L. C. (2006). Moral Nature of the DSM-IV Cluster B Personality Disorders. Journal of Personality Disorders, 20(2), 116–125.

Week 6 (19 November) – Autonomy, Capacity, Rationality, Diagnosis

  • Craigie, J. & Bortolotti, L. (2015). Rationality, Diagnosis, and Patient Autonomy in Psychiatry. In J. Z. Sadler, W. M. Fulford, & C. W. van Staden (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Psychiatric Ethics (available online through the UL website).

Week 7 (26 November) – Involuntary Treatment/Commitment

  • Levenson, J. L. (1986–87). Psychiatric Commitment and Involuntary Hospitalization: An Ethical Perspective. Psychiatric Quarterly, 58(2), 106–112.
  • Sjöstrand, M. & Helgesson, G. (2008). Coercive Treatment and Autonomy in Psychiatry. Bioethics, 22(2), 113–120.

Week 8 (3 December) – Pregnancy & Mental Health Care