Events and Training

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Upcoming seminars

“So What?” Debate: Recovery* should never be used as an indicator of outcome in child mental health. A debate for and against between Peter Fonagy and Miranda Wolpert

By Professor Peter Fonagy and Professor Miranda Wolpert

Thursday 8th December 2016 17:30-19:00

Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families, 12 Maresfield Gardens, London NW3 5SU

Abstract: The “So What?” seminar series aims to build the bridge between evidence and practice in child mental health by asking "So what does this mean for policy and practice?" in response to research findings, project outcomes, and the work of our collaborators.

We are pleased to announce that the next CORC and EBPU “So What?” seminar features a debate between Peter Fonagy and Miranda Wolpert on the use of recovery as an indicator of outcome in child mental health.

For the purposes of this debate, *recovery is understood as change in the severity of symptoms from above a given or clinical threshold before treatment, to below that threshold following treatment. This is considered to be the most appropriate definition for this discussion and aligns the debate with the latest findings of an upcoming report on child and parent- reported outcomes from children and young people’s mental health services.

Following the presentation of arguments for and against, this debate will be opened up to the audience for contributions to this very relevant and important discussion.

This debate will be of interest to mental health practitioners, service leads, researchers, commissioners and anyone with an interest in the development and improvement of children and young people’s mental health services.

What do you think? Tell us whether you are for or against the motion, along with a reason for your opinion. Once you book on, a poll will be sent out to you to ask for your opinion. These will be shared anonymously during the debate.

Past seminars and workshops

Cross-disciplinary workshop on "What constitutes a good outcome in child and adolescent mental health?"

Wednesday 23 November 2016

The Evidence Based Practice Unit (EBPU) joined forces with Oxford University's Faculty of Philosophy last week to host a cross-disciplinary workshop of key experts.

The aim of the workshop was to explore the best ways to theorise what constitutes a good outcome in child and adolescent mental health, and how this might be captured and measured by those supporting children’s mental health and well-being. Invited to join the working group was a mix of child mental health specialists, sociologists, psychologists, historians, psychometricians, philosophers and youth advocates who each presented their view on the question. 

You can watch Professor Miranda Wolpert, director of the EBPU, providing a summary of the workshop. 

Read about more past seminars and workshops.