N.H.S. Psychotherapy: Survival of the Fittest? (II)

The conference is the sequel to the 1994 one day S.P.R. conference of the same title and will focus on the continuum from psychotherapy research, through audit, to the outcome and quality assurance reporting now becoming central to the "quasi-market" of the purchasor-provider system in the N.H.S. within which some, sometimes all, forms of psychotherapy are being openly labelled as "luxury goods not within the basic services provided free at the point of delivery by the N.H.S." The conference will be focussed around discussion from the floor and will address this continuum of data and forms of investigation within the context of these political issues.

09.45 - 10.15 Coffee and Registration

10.15 - 10.20 Welcome - Michael Barkham, U.K. Vice President, S.P.R.

10.20 - 10.30 MHF Psychotherapy Research Initiative - Mark Aveline, U.K. V.P. Elect

10.30 - 11.00 Health of the Nation Outcome Scales - Roy Curtis

Snr. Research Fellow, Royal College of Psychiatrists

11.00 - 11.40 Dept. of Health Review of Psychotherapy - Tony Roth

Snr. Lecturer, Dept of Clinical Psychology U.C.L

11.40 - 12.20 Knowledge and Research in Psychoanalysis: Not Quite the Same Thing - Michael Rustin

Professor of Sociology, U.E.L.

12.20 - 1.30 Lunch

1.30 - 2.15 Panel Discussion

Jane Knowles

Ian MacIlwain

Matthew Patrick

2.15 - 3.00 Discussion from the Floor

3.00 - 3.10 Closing Summary - Chris Evans,

Snr. Lecturer, St. George's Hosp. Med. Schl.