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The Politics of Recovery: controversy and co-option in the era of austerity

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In the current era of austerity, recovery has become a site of political-professional struggle. Controversy stems from recovery being a highly contested concept in mental health policy, practice and beyond. This seminar aims to generate discussion concerning the effects of past, current and future recovery-oriented policy and practice. 


16 Jun

Practical information

  • Date: 16. June 2021
  • Time: 10.00 - 15.00
  • Location: Campus Drammen, Papirbredden 1

  • Registration deadline: 1. June 2021
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    The seminar was planned for June 23rd 2020, but is postphoned till June 16th 2021 due to the ongoing coronavirus situation.

The Centre for Mental health and Substance Abuse welcomes national and international speakers such as Rolf Sundet and David Harper from Norway and the UK who will present alternative perspectives on recovery in mental health. Presentations will be followed by plenary discussions and panel debates that will explore the connections between different views of recovery in the context of rapidly changing welfare politics.

The seminar is the second in a series of discussions considering political controversies, power struggles and contestation of recent developments of democracy, participation and inclusion in mental health. In line with the first seminar on participation that took place at the University of Essex in January 2020, this seminar focuses on the often subtle or at times strained relations between different stakeholders in the context of recovery in mental health. These tensions have led to a situation where there is no one agreed on definition of what recovery is or should be.

We thus invite service users, user organizations, policy makers, professionals and researchers who have an interest in discussing and deepening our understanding of the concept of recovery in mental health or drug-related contexts.

Program (subject to change)


10.00-10.15

Welcome and introductions to the seminar (confirmed)

Associate professor Vibeke Krane and Jeppe Oute, Centre for Mental health and Substance Abuse, The University of South-Eastern Norway


10.15-10.45

"Uncovering recovery” – the effects of politicizing recovery in Britain and Scandinavia? (confirmed)

David Harper, School of Psychology, University of East London & Ewen
Speed, School of Health and Social Care, The University of Essex


10.45-11.15

“On the role of recovery in addiction treatment services” (confirmed)

Kenneth Arctander Johansen, Daily Manager, RIO/ PhD student


11.15-11.45

Treatment guidelines and the recovery model – how does psychotherapy (not) promote recovery? (Confirmed)

Susan McPherson, School of Health and Social Care, The University of Essex


11.45-12.30

Lunch break in the cafeteria on the first floor of Papirbredden 1


12.30-13.00

"Thinking together with Deleuze on recovery" (confirmed)

Rolf Sundet, Centre for Mental health and Substance Abuse, The University of South-Eastern Norway


13.00-13.30

“The discrepancies of dual-recovery: Discussing dilemmas and issues in dual diagnosis care” (confirmed)

Eva Brekke & Morten Brodahl, ROP


13.30-13.45

Coffee and professional speed dating: What’s your view on recovery?


13.45-14.30

Panel discussions: Discussing the views of recovery and settling differences  (confirmed)

Jeppe Oute, Centre for Mental health and Substance Abuse, The University of South-Eastern Norway


14.30-15.00

Closing comments and future seminars (confirmed)

Jeppe Oute, Centre for Mental health and Substance Abuse, The University of South-Eastern Norway

 

Travel guide
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Transport to/from Torp Airport

Hotels in Drammen center 
Comfort Hotel Union Brygge
Quality Hotel River Station
Clarion Collection Hotel Tollboden
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Visiting address
Papirbredden – Drammen kunnskapspark
Grønland 58
3045 Drammen

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