The Karl Jaspers Award Committee of the Association for the Advancement of Philosophy and Psychiatry (AAPP) is delighted to announce the 2019 winner of its annual competition. From among 45 submissions, Phoebe Friesen’s manuscript, titled “Expanding Outcome Measures in Schizophrenia Research: Does RDoC Pose a Threat?,” was selected as the best paper by a student, trainee, or early-career academic on a topic in the philosophy of psychiatry. Dr. Friesen received her Ph.D. in philosophy in 2018 from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. She is currently a post-doctoral fellow at the Ethox Centre of the Nuffield Department of Population Health at the University of Oxford. Her paper will be presented at the Annual Meeting of the AAPP in San Francisco, May 18-19, 2019, and will appear in a forthcoming issue of Philosophy, Psychiatry, & Psychology.
Review – The Virtue of Defiance and Psychiatric Engagement
by Nancy Nyquist Potter
Oxford University Press, 2016
Review by Claire Pouncey, MD, PhD
Metapsychology, Apr 25th 2017 (Volume 21, Issue 17)
We are happy to announce that the winner of the 2017 AAPP Karl Jaspers Award is
Will Davies, for his paper “Social Explanation in Psychiatry.”
The paper was submitted when Davies was a postdoctoral research fellow in philosophy at the University of Oxford. He is now a lecturer in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Birmingham.
The paper is available on his website.
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Date: May 14-15, 2016
Location: Atlanta Marriott Marquis Hotel, M303-304
265 Peachtree Center Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30303
Program Chairs: Serife Tekin, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Daemen College; Amherst, NY firstname.lastname@example.org; Peter Zachar, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology , Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, Auburn University Montgomery, Montgomery, AL email@example.com
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Saturday, May 14, 2016
8:30 Welcome to AAPP 2016
Claire Pouncey – President
Session 1: Moderator Ginger Hoffman
8: 40 RDoC: Out of the fire and into the frying pan?
9:10 Handwaving at validity – Can we measure psychological constructs?
9:40 RDoC and the problem of normativity: conceptual analysis vs. philosophy of biology
Session 2: Moderator Christian Perring
10: 15 Announcement of Jaspers Award Winners
10:25 Letting many flowers bloom: the importance of methodological pluralism in the study of mental illness
EDWIN R. WALLACE IV LECTURE
Moderator – Peter Zachar
11:00 Neurocentrism: implications for conceptualizations of mental disorder
Session 3: Moderator Aaron Kostko
1:30 Extended mental disorder: worries for reductionism
2:00 Psychopathy and science
Emma Satloff-Bedrick & Jeff Bedrick
2:45 On the ethics of description in psychiatric nosology from DSM to RDoC
3:15 The normal, the pathological, and RDoC: what about race and gender?
Session 4: Moderator Jessica Wahman
4:00 Attachment within the RDoC: promising ‘biomarkers’ carrying deceptively complex conceptual baggage
4:30 Keep calm and embrace futility
Sunday May 15, 2016
Session 5: Moderator J. J. Rasimus
9:00 The explanatory importance of levels and mechanisms
9:30 Should psychiatric nosology be constrained by underlying causal mechanisms?
10:00 Missing the middle: psychosis and temporal lobe epilepsy
Session 6: Moderator Michael B. First
10:45 RDoC’s special kind of reductionism and its possible impact on clinical psychiatry
Simon Goyer and Luc Faucher
11:05 Hempel’s account of psychiatric taxonomy: its historical and contemporary interest
Moderator – Serife Tekin
1:15 Facts and Myths about RDoC
Session 7: Moderator Robyn Bluhm
2:30 Scientism and the enlightenment split
3:00 Outcome measures in schizophrenia research
Session 8 Moderator Jeff Bedrick
3:40 What is a diagnostic error in psychiatry?
Dany Lamothe and Mona Gupta
4:10 What does it mean to have a meaning problem? meaning, control, and the mechanisms of change in psychotherapy Garsen Leder
4:40 Closing Remarks
Call for papers: Bloomsbury Companion to Philosophy of Psychiatry
Psychiatry raises a number of important philosophical questions, spanning ethics, epistemology, and metaphysics. Moreover, philosophical attention to these issues has the potential to influence clinical practice and health policy, which in turn affects public understanding of mental disorders and the lives of patients.
This book aims to be an accessible introduction to philosophy of psychiatry for undergraduate philosophy majors, medical students, and residents in psychiatry, but also to be of interest to professionals new to philosophy of psychiatry. The contributions to the volume should draw explicit connections between themes in philosophy of psychiatry and the traditional areas in philosophy, particularly philosophy of mind, philosophy of science, ethics, social and political philosophy, and metaphysics. Sections on each of these broad areas will consist of several chapters that offer distinct, but complementary, approaches to the topic.
More specifically, we are especially interested in work that examines emotions/affectivity, narrative and first-person experiences, politics and patient perspectives (including the recovery movement), agency/autonomy, hermeneutic approaches to understanding mental disorders, issues in neuroethics, explanation in psychiatry, though we will also consider proposals on other topics.
Each chapter will be around 6000 – 7000 words, including bibliography, and the deadline for chapter drafts will be December 31, 2016.