Mad Studies 1 September 2022
Are you a Lived Experience Practitioner (LXP)? (Mad) Academic? Student? Clinician? Service User? Carer? Come and join us - Mad Studies is for everyone :-) Mad Studies Birmingham is passionate about Mad Knowledge & Mad Literature. Mad Studies is returning with a BANG this month! Hattie Porter used research as activism when they recently undertook a review of academic literature after discovering how little research existed in the area of people who are transgender and receive a diagnosis of personality disorder. They presented their findings at the controversial BIGSPD (British & Irish Group for the Study of Personality Disorder) conference in a session that was so popular people were sat on the floor to hear it: "Transgender people are disproportionately likely to be diagnosed with a personality disorder. A discussion of medical transphobia, health inequalities, and the oppressive history of the construct of personality disorders." This is your chance to hear the sell out presentation for yourself! Hollie Berrigan's popular blog "the Main Offender has not one but TWO new blogs that Hollie will be discussing. Hollie Berrigan is (in)famous for her sharp, witty and insightful blogs as The Main Offender. After a year long hiatus she has written not just one but TWO new blogs. 0 Shades of Grey is a critique of DBT from an experiential lens that also happens to be informed by a clinician's training and practice but isn't dominated by it. The Body Keeps The Score comes with a content warning, a moving piece that some may find articulates similar experiences they have had in ways that they haven't been able to express: 0 Shades of Grey: https://themainoffenderblog.wordpress.com/2022/07/29/0-shades-of-grey/ The Body Keeps The Score: https://themainoffenderblog.wordpress.com/2022/08/14/the-body-keeps-the-score/ Come and hear her speak about them and ask her about some of the more controversial aspects of her work.