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)
Welcome and introductions to the seminar (confirmed)
Vibeke Krane and Jeppe Oute, Centre for Mental health and Substance Abuse, The University of South-Eastern Norway
"Going back to the roots. Recovery as a social and material process" (confirmed)
Alain Topor, Stockholm University and UiA
"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
“On the role of recovery in addiction treatment services” (confirmed)
Kenneth Arctander Johansen, Daily Manager, RIO/ PhD student
Lunch break in the cafeteria on the first floor of Papirbredden 1
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
"Thinking together with Deleuze on recovery" (confirmed)
Rolf Sundet, Centre for Mental health and Substance Abuse, The University of South-Eastern Norway
“The discrepancies of dual-recovery: Discussing dilemmas and issues in dual diagnosis care” (confirmed)
Eva Brekke & Morten Brodahl, ROP
Coffee and professional speed dating: What’s your view on recovery?
Panel discussions: Discussing the views of recovery and settling differences (confirmed)
Bengt Karlsson, Centre for Mental health and Substance Abuse, The University of South-Eastern Norway
Closing comments and future seminars (confirmed)
Jeppe Oute, Centre for Mental health and Substance Abuse, The University of South-Eastern Norway
Contact information Campus Drammen
Papirbredden – Drammen kunnskapspark
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