24th November 2020
Dr Sara Ryan (Social Scientist, University of Oxford, mother, campaigner and author) will be in discussion with David O’Driscoll on her new book Love, Learning Disabilities and Pockets of Brilliance. How practitioners can make a difference to the lives of children, families, and adults. (2021).
“Beautifully written and absorbing, Love Disabilities and Pockets of Brilliance shines a joyful light on the kind of good support that enables people to flourish.”
Saba Salman, (Guardian, Journalist)
Click here for a link to Dr Ryans book
Tuesday 3rd November
Dr Valerie Sinason will be discussing her new book, The Truth about Trauma and Dissociation. Everything you didn’t want to know and were afraid to ask. (2020). Confer Books, with David O’Driscoll (IPD Chair).
Dr Susie Orbach has said of the book, “In plain language, she enables us to see forms of cruelty and the psychic consequences which lead to the extreme splitting of psyches into dissociated and multiple self-states.”
I will be discussing this important new book with IPD’s most senior clinician.
I think it is a fitting way to end this years successful set of webinars.
Tuesday 28th July 1300 to 1400
Death, Loss and Learning Disability in a Pandemic: David O’Driscoll Chair of IPD, Meeting to be chaired by Dr Georgina Parkes Treasurer of IPD.
In this hour webinar, I want to think about the current ‘Covid-19’ pandemic, and how this affects people with learning disabilities. In particularly the anxieties around death, dying and loss, this moment brings up.
Dr Georgina Parkes will chair the Webinar and David O’Driscoll will be delivering the session via a PowerPoint.
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Tuesday 28th July 1pm – 2pm
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Author: Bonnie Evans
This book explains the current fascination with autism by linking it to a longer history of childhood development. Drawing from a staggering array of primary sources, it traces autism back to its origins in the early twentieth century and explains why the idea of autism has always been controversial and why it experienced a ‘metamorphosis’ in the 1960s and 1970s.