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Relationship Versus Authority: Psychiatric Social Work, Therapeutic Communities, and the Subjectivity of the Child, c1930 - c1970

Conferences & Seminar Papers
‘Authority and Relationship: Notions of Freedom in Mid-Twentieth Century Psychiatric Social Work’, presented at the Medical History Seminar for Post-docs, University of Warwick, Centre for the History of Medicine, 15.5.07.
‘The Concept of “Maladjustment” in Postwar Child Guidance and Psychiatric Social Work’, presented at a conference on ’Children, Disability and Community Care, from 1850 to the Present Day’. This conference was sponsored by the Society for the Social History of Medicine and held at the University of Swansea on 24 -25.10.07.
‘Psychiatric Social Work and the Mental Hygiene Movement’, presented at the Mental Health Seminar Group at Manchester CHSTM and Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, 5.6.08.

‘Authority, Relationship, Maladjustment: Key Concepts in Mid-C20th Mental Hygiene and Psychiatric Social Work’, presented at a meeting of the Social Work History Network held at University of Warwick, 3.7.08.


‘The Interwar Movement for Mental Hygiene and its Relationship to the Development of Client-Centred therapy’, presented at the 8th World Conference for Person-Centred and Experiential Psychotherapy and Counseling, University of East Anglia, 7.7.08
‘The Brooklands Experiment and the Trap-door in Measurements of Intellect’, presented at ‘Counterpoint: New themes and variations in intellectual disability’, a multidisciplinary conference hosted by the Nottingham Healthcare NHS Trust and the University of Nottingham, 21-23.4.09.
‘Democracy and Mental Health: An analysis of an interwar experiment and some reflections on its relevance to the history of psychiatry’, presented at the at the Medical History Seminar, University of Warwick, Centre for the History of Medicine, 6.10.09.
‘Moral Therapy?: History and Therapeutic Communities’, presented at, ‘The Therapeutic Community, the Archive and History’, a one-day workshop held at the Modern Records Centre, University of Warwick, 21.11.09.