Mind, Value and Mental Health: Summer School in Philosophy and Psychiatry

Course summary

Mind, Value and Mental Health: Summer School in Philosophy and Psychiatry



Overview

4th Oxford Summer School in Philosophy and Psychiatry

An interactive, two-day summer school delivered by experts in the field with guest lectures and seminars. Sessions will consist of presentations by seminar leaders, and collaborative talks providing opportunities for substantial dialogue between philosophers, clinicians, scientists and others.

Course directors:

The events will be led by members of the Oxford Faculty of Philosophy

 

Details of previous events:

Programme details

The interactive summer school provides an opportunity to discuss current issues with experts in the fields of philosophy, science and mental health.

All sessions take a seminar format, with two or three lead contributors, each focusing on a topic of current interest to clinicians and philosophers.

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Fees

Summer School only (non-residential): 18-19 July: £1050.00
Summer School only (residential): 17-19 July: £1450.00
En suite accommodation (summer school delegates only) - 19 July: £55.00

Payment

When applying (either online or by downloading an application form), please select from the following options:

Summer School in Philosophy and Psychiatry

Summer School only (residential): £1,450

  • Attendance at all sessions on 18 and 19 July
  • Philosophy and Psychiatry Summer School resource pack
  • Certificate of Attendance on successful completion
  • En suite accommodation at St Hilda’s College 17 and 18 July
  • Breakfast, lunch and refreshments on 18 and 19 July
  • Evening meal 18 July
  • Drinks reception and Gala Dinner 19 July
  • Internet access

Summer School only (non-residential): £1,050

  • Attendance at all sessions on 18 and 19 July
  • Philosophy and Psychiatry Summer School resource pack
  • Certificate of Attendance on successful completion
  • Lunch and refreshments on 18 and 19 July
  • Drinks reception and Gala Dinner 19 July
  • Internet access

Summer School and Conference packages

Please book for these packages via the combined booking page.

Residential: £1,730

Includes items listed under Summer School only (residential) and Conference fee with additional en suite accommodation 19 and 20 July (includes breakfast). Please note that this option does not include conference drinks reception and dinner, please select this separately.

Non-residential package: £1,220

Includes items listed under Summer School only (non-residential) and Conference Fee.

International Conference in Philosophy and Psychiatry

To book the conference only (and additional accommodation) please book via the Conference page.

  • Conference fee: £170
  • Attendance at all sessions on 20 July
  • Certificate of Attendance on successful completion
  • Lunch and refreshments
  • Internet access
  • Conference drinks reception and dinner: £42

Additional accommodation 19 July

En suite accommodation (summer school delegates only): £55.00 per night, includes breakfast.

It may be possible to extend your stay further, please contact us for further information.

Tutors

Dr Anita Avramides

Director & Tutor

Anita Avramides was born in New York City. She attended Packer Collegiate Institute, in Brooklyn and then Oberlin College, in Ohio, where she majored in Philosophy. After a year of working and studying in Paris, she attended University College London where she received her M. Phil. in philosophy. She received her D. Phil from Somerville and Queen’s Colleges in Oxford. In 1990 she was appointed to the Southover Manor Trust Fellowship in Philosophy at St. Hilda’s College in Oxford, and in 2008 she was made a Reader in the Philosophy of Mind in the Faculty of Philosophy at Oxford University.

Professor Bill Fulford

Director

KWM (Bill) Fulford is a Fellow of St Catherine’s College and Member of the Philosophy Faculty, University of Oxford; and Emeritus Professor of Philosophy and Mental Health, University of Warwick Medical School. His previous posts include Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist, University of Oxford, and Special Adviser for Values-Based Practice in the Department of Health. Bill has led on a number of key academic and administrative developments in the philosophy of psychiatry and has published widely in this field, including Moral Theory and Medical Practice and co-authoring The Oxford Textbook of Philosophy and Psychiatry. He is Lead Editor for the Oxford book series International Perspectives in Philosophy and Psychiatry, and Founder and Co-editor with John Sadler of the international journal Philosophy, Psychiatry, & Psychology (PPP), which he founded in 1993. His recent publications include the launch volume for a book series from Cambridge University Press on Values-based Practice - Fulford, KWM, Peile, EP and Carroll, H., Essential Values-based Practice: Clinical Stories Linking Science with People (2012, Cambridge University Press). He is the lead editor for the Oxford Handbook of Philosophy and Psychiatry (published 2013).

Dr Edward Harcourt

Director

Edward Harcourt has been a member of the Oxford Philosophy Faculty and a Fellow of Keble College since 2005. His research is in ethics, in particular in moral psychology, and he has published on topics including neo-Aristotelianism and child development, the ethical dimensions of psychoanalysis and psychotherapy, the moral emotions, love and the virtues, Nietzsche's ethics, the philosophy of mental health and mental illness, literature and philosophy, and Wittgenstein.

From 2010-15 he convened the Meaning and Mindedness: Encounters between Philosophy and Psychoanalysis seminars at the Tavistock Clinic, London. He was Principal Investigator of the Wellcome/ISSF project ‘Therapeutic Conflicts: Co-Producing Meaning in Mental Health’(2014-16) and of the AHRC network ‘The Development of Character: Attachment Theory and the Moral Psychology of Vice and Virtue’ (2016-17). He served until recently as Chair of the Oxford Philosophy Faculty Board and is currently on secondment as Director of Research, Strategy and Innovation at the Arts and Humanities Research Council.

Application

Book and pay immediately online by credit or debit card

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Apply and pay later with your preferred payment method. Send a completed application form to the course administrator by e-mail or post, and choose:

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  • BACS payment
  • Credit or debit card payment. Please do not send card details via email

All courses are VAT exempt.

Level and demands

These events will appeal to a wide range of people with a professional and/or academic interest in the fields of philosophy and/or mental health. To participate fully in the summer school, all attendees are expected to have an undergraduate degree or equivalent and professional experience in the fields of philosophy and/or mental health, either through training, work or personal experience.