Mind Matters 1: Towards a New Understanding of Psychopathology

Mind Matters Videos

Time: Saturday, March 19, 2011· 2011 · 9:00am – 4:00pm. Registration begins at 8:00 am.
Location: East Common Room, Hart House, University of Toronto, St. George Campus, 7 Hart House Circle.

What does it mean for the mind to be pathological? What criterion should we use to diagnose and categorize people as mentally ill? Can there be alternative models of psychopathology other than the medical model? If so, what are they?

Join us for a day of discussion and debate regarding the development and comparison of different conceptions of psychopathology. Our four speakers will be:

1. Dr. Jordan Peterson. Ph.D.,C.Psych. – Illness, deception, complexity, and positive feedback loops: complications in diagnosis

2. Dr. John Vervaeke, Ph.D. – Salience dysregulation and the continuum between foolishness and pathology

3. Dr. Tony Tonneatto, Ph.D.,C.Psych. – The Buddhist phenomenological approach to psychopathology

4. Dr. Terrance Wapshall, Ph.D.,C.Psych., Jungian analyst – Jung and the existential crisis of the search for meaning

Organized by the Buddhism & Psychology Students Union and the U of T Jungian Society.

Sponsored by the Arts and Science Students Union, Paradigms & Archetypes Minor Program, and New College.

View the Facebook event.
View abstracts.