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Centre for Death and Society Conference 2014 Social Death
United Kingdom
06/07/2014

Centre for Death and Society Conference 2014 Social Death

7-8 June 2014 Bath Royal Literary & Scientific Institute, Bath, United Kingdom

Social death can refer to the extinction of an individual’s social or legal identity/agency, either before or sometime after physical death, and may be self or other inflicted; it can also refer to the death of a social group or culture. Before physical death, it can mean being treated as a thing or commodity, disintegration of social networks, extreme isolation, or forced removal of individuals/groups from their group/land of origin/belonging. After physical death, the deceased’s social identity and even possibly agency can be kept alive in a number of ways. The term ‘social death’, often meaning rather different things, has been developed independently by researchers in a range of fields, including gerontology, dementia, psychology and death studies, but also mental health, the history of slavery, and genocide studies.

Centre for Death and Society (CDAS) annual conferences are not general death studies conferences, but focus varied disciplinary perspectives on a specific topic.

This conference will, we believe, be the first time that scholars and practitioners from diverse fields will meet together to discuss the concept of social death – its utility, conceptualisation, history, and politics. As in previous CDAS annual conferences, our aim is to bring together research and knowledge that has hitherto been somewhat fragmented.

Academic, Behavioral Scientist, Gerontologist, Psychologist, Social Scientist, Social Worker
(Ab)Normal Sexuality? A Critical Inquiry Into the Paraphilias
United Kingdom
05/01/2014

(Ab)Normal Sexuality? A Critical Inquiry Into the Paraphilias

1st May 2014 London, United Kingdom

Psychology and psychiatry have played a key role in how we think about and understand sexuality, particularly those forms of sexuality that are positioned as 'abnormal' or 'perverse'. From Krafft-Ebing's infamous Psychopathia Sexualis (1982) to the latest DSM-5 paraphilic disorders (American Psychiatric Association, 2013), psychology and psychiatry have a long history in defining certain kinds of sexual identities and behaviours as mental illness.

This categorization has not been without criticism or controversy. Some have argued that the paraphilias section within the DSM is so flawed, that is should be removed altogether (Moser & Kleinplatz, 2005). Others have queried who is really perverse here: those who express forms of sexuality considered 'abnormal' or those who restrain, commit, and coerce individuals in the name of 'treatment'?

This conference will examine the concept of 'paraphilias' as produced by psychiatry. It will question and challenge the dominant biomedical model of pathological sexualities and interrogate the tenuous boundary between 'normal' and 'abnormal' sexual categories. It will investigate the role of the paraphilias in other systems, such as law, therapy, and pornography. The conference will consider the intersecting positions of gender, 'race' and culture from historical and contemporary perspectives, and consider the complexity regarding sexuality, pleasure, and consent.

Topics will include

The history of the paraphilias

Should Paraphilias Be Considered Mental Disorders- the Risk/Benefit Ratio

Current debates regarding the criminalization of pornography

Psychiatric diagnosis and sexual violence

Intersections of sexual diagnoses with constructions of gender and 'race'

Sexual minorities, therapy, and diagnoses

Academic, Behavioral Scientist, Clinical Psychologist, Historian, Lawyer, Physician Researcher, Psychiatrist, Psychologist, Psychotherapist, Social Scientist
1st International Symposium to Advance Total Worker Health
United States
Maryland
10/06/2014

1st International Symposium to Advance Total Worker Health

October 6 – 8, 2014 Bethesda, Maryland

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), part of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is pleased to announce the International Symposium to Advance Total Worker Health.  Mark your calendar to join us October 6 – 8, 2014 in Bethesda, MD on the historic and healthy campus of the National Institutes of Health.This symposium will explore research, practices, programs and policies that advance the overall health, safety, and well-being of workers through the integration of health protection and health promotion.  It will seek to advance the tenets of Total Worker Health.  It builds upon successful past meetings of the 2004 NIOSH Steps to a Healthier US Workforce Conference and the 2007 NIOSH WorkLife National Symposium. Additional details on the NIOSH Total Worker Health Program can be found at www.cdc.gov/niosh/twh

Conference Theme

Total Worker Health is a strategy integrating occupational safety and health protection with health promotion to prevent worker injury and illness and to advance health and well-being. This approach recognizes that both work-related factors and factors beyond the workplace contribute jointly to the numerous health and safety challenges facing today’s workers.  The total worker health strategy champions interventions that comprehensively address work and non-work threats and determinants in a harmonized way.  Health protection activities and health promotion programs, which have often been traditionally compartmentalized, can be successfully coordinated and combined for greater effectiveness. 

Attendees

This symposium will explore subjects, themes and concepts of great interest to researchers and practitioners in the following areas: workplace health, human resources, organized labor, benefits, occupational safety, disability managements, health promotion, public health, health policy, health economics, organizational and occupational health psychology, industrial hygiene, employee assistance, emergency response, workers’ compensation, and related disciplines.

Contact Us

For questions regarding the National Symposium to Advance TOTAL WORKER HEALTH, please email us at twh@cdc.gov

Health Economist, Health Educator, Health Services Researcher, Nurse, Nurse Researcher, Physician, Physician Researcher, Public Health Expert, Public Health Worker, Public Servant
2014 CHADD Annual International Conference on ADHD
United States
Illinois
11/13/2014

2014 CHADD Annual International Conference on ADHD

November 13–15, 2014 Chicago, Illinois

The CHADD Annual International Conference is the major research, practice and public information conference dedicated to ADHD. Conference sessions will focus on providing current science-based information and the impact of this information on treatments for individuals with ADHD. The conference will bring together researchers, clinicians, educators, adults, parents, and others. Major goals for the conference are to disseminate the latest developments in research; to facilitate an ongoing exchange about issues related to ADHD by individuals with different experiences and viewpoints; and to increase public understanding of the disorder and its impact.

Behavioral Scientist, Educator, Neurologist, Parent, Psychologist
International Behavioral Neuroscience Society 23rd Annual Meeting
United States
Nevada
06/10/2014

International Behavioral Neuroscience Society 23rd Annual Meeting

June 10-15, 2014 Las Vegas, Nevada

Behavioral Scientist, Neuroscientist
46th Annual Meeting of Cheiron: The International Society for the History of Behavioral and Social Sciences
United States
Maryland
06/19/2014

46th Annual Meeting of Cheiron: The International Society for the History of Behavioral and Social Sciences

June 19th to 22nd, 2014 Hood College, Frederick, Maryland

Cheiron meets once annually, generally during June. Scholars from across the globe present papers, posters, and symposia on a wide variety of topics relating to the history of the social and behavioral sciences.

Academic, Behavioral Scientist, Historian, Psychologist, Social Scientist
Correctional Mental Health Care Conference
United States
Colorado
07/20/2014

Correctional Mental Health Care Conference

July 20-21, 2014 Broomfield, Colorado

How can mental health practitioners in institutions maximize their effectiveness working with a growing population with greater mental health needs? This conference will bring together mental health professionals to share innovative solutions and network with colleagues facing similar challenges.

The conference will feature a broad range of content areas, program skill levels from basic to advanced and interactive instruction. Expert presentations and posters are being sought on critical issues such as behavioral and mental health disorders and treatment, administrative issues, best practices, emerging legal issues, substance abuse and treatment, special populations, segregation, reentry and more.

Behavioral Scientist, Clinical Psychologist, Psychiatrist, Psychologist, Public Health Expert, Public Health Worker, Public Servant, Social Worker
American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy 2014 Annual Conference
United States
Wisconsin
10/16/2014

American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy 2014 Annual Conference

October 16-19, 2014 Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Behavioral Scientist, Psychologist
Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior 2014 Annual Conference
United States
Wisconsin
06/28/2014

Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior 2014 Annual Conference

June 28 - July 1, 2014 Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Allied Health Professional, Dietitian, Health Educator, Nutritionist
National Council for Behavioral Health 2014 Conference
United States
Washington, DC
05/05/2014

National Council for Behavioral Health 2014 Conference

May 5-7, 2014 Washington, DC

Behavioral Scientist, Child Psychologist, Clinical Psychologist, Health Economist, Health Services Researcher, Policy Analyst, Psychiatrist, Psychologist, Public Health Expert, Public Health Worker, Public Servant, Social Worker

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