I organise monthly events – talks, seminars and workshops – under the auspices of the North West Regional Psychotherapy Association. The next event is listed below.
To attend an event or for more information about past events please visit the NWRPA website.
Head First – Stories of Mind and Body
Dr Alastair Santhouse
Friday 13 May 2022, 6.30pm – 8.00pm
In secondary care, an organic explanation for the patient’s symptoms is made in only about 50% of consultations. For common presentations in primary care, the figure is far less. The costs of this – financial, clinical and societal – are huge and include altruistic kidney donation, bariatric surgery, chronic pain, capacity and end of life care. This Zoom talk sets out some of the issues and explores how we ended up here in 21st century medicine.
Dr Alastair Santhouse is a Consultant Neuropsychiatrist at The Maudsley Hospital. After graduating, he trained in internal medicine, before switching to psychiatry and for most of his clinical career has been a Consultant in Liaison Psychiatry at Guy’s Hospital in London.
He is the author of Head First: A Psychiatrist’s Stories of Mind and Body (Atlantic Books, 2021).
For several years I organised and facilitated reading groups for counsellors, therapists and members of related professions. Details of these groups can be found under the supervision page of this website.