Dr Lucy Johnstone is a consultant clinical psychologist, author of Users and abusers of psychiatry (2nd edition Routledge 2000), co-editor of Formulation in psychology and psychotherapy: making sense of people’s problems (Routledge, 2nd edition due in August 2013) and author of A straight-talking guide to psychiatric diagnosis (PCCS Books 2014), along with a number of other chapters and articles taking a critical perspective on mental health.
She is the former Programme Director of the Bristol Clinical Psychology Doctorate. She has worked in Adult Mental Health settings for many years, and has a particular interest in the more severe forms of mental distress and in developing alternatives to traditional psychiatric theory and practice. She is an experienced conference speaker, lecturer and trainer.
America: the twilight years?
"Five debates a day sounds a bit daunting beforehand, but I really loved it. The speakers are so knowledgeable and passionate about their chosen topic, and the amount of time dedicated to questions from the audience was great as it really brought in alternative views."
Exeter University student