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Conference INPP 2019 - Experts in Mental Health


Conference INPP 2019 - Experts in Mental Health


Open Seminars in Philosophy and Psychiatry Foundation is honored to host the 21st Annual Conference of the International Network for Philosophy and Psychiatry 'Experts in Mental Health’, which will take place on 22-24 October 2019 in Warsaw (Poland).

Actual INPP 2019 Program is availble at

The invitation to take part in the 21st Annual Conference INPP 2019 is open to researchers, professionals, and persons working and/or interested in the field of mental health, including philosophers, sociologists, historians, psychiatrists, psychologists, therapists, medical doctors, nurses, etc.

For further informations and to register you participation please visit our web site:

Registration for the Listeners is available until the 4 October

The deadline for lectures submissions has been closed.

Official presentation (pdf) is now available for free at

INPP 2019 is the World Psychiatric Association meeting and is held under the:
– Honorary Patronage Commissioner for Human Rights
– Patronage of the Ministry of Health Reublic of Poland
– Honorary Patronage of the Rector of the University of Warsaw
– Patronage of the Polish Psychiatric Association.

INPP Founding Officers:
– Bill Fulford - University of Oxford
– John Sadler - UT Southwestern Medical Center
– Giovanni Stanghellini - University of Chieti

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:
– Katarzyna Boguszewska - Warsaw Fountain House
– Andrzej Czernikiewicz - Maria Curie-Skłodowska University
– Paweł Dybel - Polish Academy of Sciences
– Thomas Fuchs - University of Heidelberg
– Leonor Irarrázaval - University of Heidelberg
– Paweł Łuków - University of Warsaw
– Michael Musalek - Anton Proksch Institute
– Marcin Miłkowski - Polish Academy of Sciences
– Jean Naudin - University of the Mediterranean
– Zofia Rosińska - University of Warsaw
– Werdie Van Staden - University of Pretoria
– Louis Sass - Rutgers University
– Michael A. Schwartz - Texas A&M Health Science Center
– Drozdstoy Stoyanov - Plovdiv Medical University
– Jacek Wciórka – Institute of Psychiatry and Neurology in Warsaw
– Szymon Wróbel - Polish Academy of Sciences
– Werdie van Staden - University of Pretoria
– Peter Zachar - Auburn University at Montgomery

Host and main organiser of INPP 2019:
– Open Seminars on Philosophy and Psychiatry Foundation

– Institute Of Philosophy And Sociology – Polish Academy Of Sciences
– Department of Philosophy – Warsaw University
– Faculty of Philosophy and Sociology – Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin

– Polish Phenomenological Association
– Phenomenology and Mental Health Network (Collaborating Centre for Values Based Practice, St. Catherine’s College, Oxford
– "Eidos. A Journal for Philosophy of Culture"
– "Etyka" Journal


1. Expertise in mental health (psychiatrists, psychotherapists, social workers, experts by experience); transcultural expertise; pseudo-expertise (Strassendiagnose); the abuse of expertise; developing skills in decision-making, diagnosis and treatment; expertise and responsibility; the history of psychiatric expertise;

2. The role of diagnostic categories: systems of classification and their role in diagnosis; scientific status of psychiatric knowledge; neuroscientific basis of diagnosis; new psychopathologies;

3. Psychiatric patients: patients as experts; psychiatric users’ movements; peer-support services; recovery and self-help movements; Cultures of healing and psychiatric models: methodological pluralism; diversity and mental health; psychodynamic, existential-phenomenological, behavioral, and ecological perspectives in psychiatry; psychodynamic schools; open dialogues; cognitive sciences models;

4. Psychiatry and values: ethical codes and dilemmas in mental health; the ethics of psychopharmacology; neuropsychiatric ethics; values-based practice; ethical perspectives on suicide;

5. Critical perspectives: antipsychiatry, postpsychiatry; mental illness and spiritual and religious experience; the abuse of expertise;

6. Psychiatry and philosophical practice: philosophy as therapy; phenomenology and mental health; philosophy for mental health care;

7. Representations of madness: literature, fine arts, cinema, theatre, and popular culture.

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