Oxford clinical psychology conference aims to reach a wider public

As well as a full and varied academic programme, this year’s Division of Clinical Psychology Annual Conference will see two public lectures aimed at the wider public.

On Wednesday 5 December (6 to 8 p.m.) the award-winning American health journalist Robert Whitaker is speaking on “The Case Against Neuroleptics: What history and science reveal about the long-term efficacy of antipsychotics for schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders’.

On Friday 7 December (4 to 5 p.m.) Professor David Clark from the University of Oxford, an Honorary Fellow of the Society, is speaking on "Developing and disseminating effective psychological therapies: science, practice, economics and IAPT".

Both lectures are taking place at the Examination Schools, High Street, Oxford. It is possible to turn up on the day, but it would help the organisers if you could register your intention to attend beforehand – there are separate registration pages for Robert Whitaker and David Clark.

And one of the speakers in the conference session on clinical psychology and the media can be seen on More4 twice in the near future. Chartered Psychologist Sophie Holmes took part in the Channel 4 programme Obsessive Compulsive Hoarder: The Big Clear Out, which is being repeated on More4 at 10pm on Tuesday 13 November.