The Power Threat Meaning Framework: An Alternative to Psychiatric Diagnosis?

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Who this event is for

  • Prospective students - postgraduate taught
  • Prospective students - postgraduate research
  • Staff - teaching
  • Staff - research
  • Current students - postgraduate taught
  • Current students - postgraduate research
  • Academic community
  • Public
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JHBB 303, John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Campus


A group of senior psychologists (Lucy Johnstone, Mary Boyle, John Cromby, David Harper, Peter Kinderman, David Pilgrim and John Read) and high profile service user campaigners (Jacqui Dillon and Eleanor Longden) spent five years developing the Power Threat Meaning Framework as an alternative to more traditional models based on psychiatric diagnosis. The Framework summarises and integrates a great deal of evidence about the role of various kinds of power in people’s lives, the kinds of threat that misuse of power pose to us and the ways we have learnt to respond to those threats.

This evening's free seminar will be led by Dr. Lucy Johnstone, one of the Framework's authors. The seminar is aimed at local mental health practitioners and service usres/survivors as well as students and academic staff at the University. The event is hosted by the Department of Sport, Health Sciences and Social Work