Author Topic: "Psychotherapy with a person in psych drug withdrawal is NOT normal therapy"  (Read 361 times)


This short video is another in the YouTube series from the makers of the film "Medicating Normal". It features Dr. Anne Guy, a psychotherapist, and host Angie Peacock, one of the participants in the film.

The following information appears immediately below the video:

This clip is an excerpt from the following full interview:

Guest bio: Dr. Anne Guy, UKCP (Reg), MBACP (Accred) is a psychotherapist in private practice, having previously worked as a lecturer at the University of Roehampton. She is a member of the Council for Evidence-Based Psychiatry, the secretariat co-ordinator for the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Prescribed Drug Dependence and an associate member of the Institute for Psychiatric Drug Withdrawal.
She is the lead editor for the “Guidance for Psychological Therapists: Enabling Conversations with Clients Taking or Withdrawing from Psychiatric Drugs” created in collaboration with leading UK therapy organisations and academics.

She has co-authored articles on patients’ and therapists’ experiences of psychiatric drugs and reports for the APPG describing current and potential service models for supporting prescribed drug dependence in the UK. She chairs the Withdrawal Services Working Group convened to define patients’ needs and sits on the NHS Advisory Group for the NHSE&I programme considering the implementation of PHE’s recommendations for action on prescribed drug dependence.
Prior to training as a therapist, she worked as a senior manager in financial services with a focus on process design and improvement.

Guidance for Psychological Therapists: Enabling conversations with clients taking or withdrawing from prescribed psychiatric drugs:

For more information, including links to the scientific evidence base for the statements in this video, as well as further resources:
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