We’ve organised a free virtual screening for our members of Medicating Normal, a new documentary exploring the over-prescription of psychiatric drugs through the stories of five people from diverse backgrounds
The screening is hosted by Roehampton University in conjunction with BACP, UKCP and the Council for Evidence-Based Psychiatry (CEP-UK).
It will be held on 15 October, starting at 5.45pm. The film shows from 6pm, with the post-screening community discussion from 7.15pm.
The screening aims to continue the conversation about psychiatric drugs and how they intersect with therapeutic practice. More information including the trailer is available at medicatingnormal.com
There will be a panel discussion afterwards, based on questions submitted by attendees. The event counts as two hours of CPD.
The event hosting team includes Professor Rosemary Rizq from the University of Roehampton and Dr James Davies, reader in social anthropology and mental health at the University of Roehampton.
Both are co-editors of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Prescribed Drug Dependence (APPG for PDD) Guidance for Psychological Therapists: enabling conversations with clients taking or withdrawing from prescribed psychiatric drugs.
The hosts also include Nicole Lamberson, physician assistant, harmed patient and co-founder of the Withdrawal Project.
The discussion panel includes the hosts, plus Angela Peacock MSW, a former US army sergeant who appears in the film and is the veterans’ liaison for the Benzodiazepine Information Coalition, Professor Joanna Moncrieff, consultant psychiatrist and senior lecturer in psychiatry at University College London, and Dr Anne Guy MBACP (Accred), integrative psychotherapist, APPG for PDD secretariat co-ordinator and co-editor of the Guidance for Psychological Therapists.