Lucy Johnstone: Introduktion til “The Power Threat Meaning Framework”

Foredrag afholdt 23/10-2018 – ved klinisk psykolog Lucy Johnstone.

Ved foredraget introducerede Lucy den nylige (ca. 400 siders) engelske udgivelse “The Power Threat Meaning Framework”, hvis ambition det er at tilbyde et brugbart alternativ til psykiatrisk diagnosticering og den biomedicinske, psykopatologiske måde at forstå psykisk lidelse. Hun har bl.a. udtalt følgende om det:

“The Power Threat Meaning Framework can be used as a way of helping people to create more hopeful narratives or stories about their lives and the difficulties they have faced or are still facing, instead of seeing themselves as blameworthy, weak, deficient or ‘mentally ill’.

It highlights and clarifies the links between wider social factors such as poverty, discrimination and inequality, along with traumas such as abuse and violence, and the resulting emotional distress or troubled behaviour, whether it is confusion, fear, despair or troubled or troubling behaviour.

It also shows why those of us who do not have an obvious history of trauma or adversity can still struggle to find a sense of self-worth, meaning and identity.“

Citatet er fra den britiske psykologforenings hjemmeside, hvor der kan læses meget mere om dette framework.

Lucy er klinisk psykolog i UK og har en baggrund indenfor både mental health settings og academia. Hun er en af hovedforfatterne til framework’et samt ligeledes forfatter til flere artikler, kapitler og bøger, hvoraf den senest udkomne er bogen ”A Straight Talking Introduction to Psychiatric Diagnosis”.

Link til slides fra foredraget.