Diagnosis and medicalisation of the psyche: the good, the bad and the ugly


Professor Chris Evans is Honorary Visiting Professor at the University of Sheffield. Now retired from clinical work he trained in psychiatry and psychotherapy (Group Analysis, Family Therapy and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy). He worked in both community and secure settings. As a researcher he hsa published over 120 peer-reviewed papers on a wide variety of topics. 

Training Information

About the Workshop

Psychiatry sits on a three-legged stool whose legs are powers under the Mental Health Act, over medication and with a perceived ownership of diagnosis of psychological problems. Without sharing the view held by many anti-psychiatrists that all psychological diagnosis is a snare and a delusion, this workshop will use the history of diagnosis to separate out the useful, the catastrophic and the illogical, a.k.a. the good, the bad and the ugly to help practitioners think about how diagnosis can work more effectively for them and their patients. 

Who is the training for?

This Workshop is open to local practitioners, students and staff.

Date and Venue

Friday 9th February 2018 - 10:30am - 4pm

The Workshop is being held in Room 019, Washington Singer Building, University of Exeter, Perry Road, EX4 4QG


The cost of the event is £50. (Free to all CEDAR staff and students).

To book a place please visit the online store.

For any enquries please email C.Gkatzioli@exeter.ac.uk or call 01392 723122.