A New View Of Addressing Global Mental Health
About This Course
In this presentation, Lisa Cosgrove, Ph.D, discusses the controversies and criticisms of the global mental health movement. Drawing upon the work of U.N. Special Rapporteur for Health, child psychiatrist Danius Puras, it offers suggestions for a rights-based approach to mental health.
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Lisa Cosgrove is Associate Professor at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. She received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from Duquesne University. Her latest book, Psychiatry Under the Influence, written with co-author Robert Whitaker, was published in April 2015.
Cosgdove is co-editor of Bias in Psychiatric Diagnosis and a contributing editor to Psychiatric Ethics and the Rights of Persons with Mental Disabilities in Institutions and the Community. She has published over 40 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters, and her research on conflict of interest has been cited and discussed in major media outlets. Recent publications include "Antidepressants and breast and ovarian cancer risk: A systematic review of the epidemiological and pre-clinical literature and researchers' financial associations with industry" (with co-authors Ling, Creasey, Anaya-McKivergan, Myers, and Huybrechts) and "Comparison of DSM-IV and DSM-5 Panel Members' Financial Associations with Industry: A Pernicious Problem Persists" (with Sheldon Krimsky). Her research agenda focuses on two main areas: developing training practices that help mental health professionals think critically about and try to avoid bias in psychiatric diagnosis, and addressing ethical and medico-legal issues that arise in psychiatry because of financial conflicts of interest. Cosgrove continued this work as a non-residential research fellow in 2012-2013.
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Who should view this series
This series is designed for mental health professionals, advocates, psychiatric survivors, people with lived experience, family members, and the general public.
1 CE has been approved for psychologists, social workers, nurses, licensed professional counselors, and marriage/family therapists.
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