Conversations in Critical Psychiatry

Phenomenology, Power, Polarization, and Psychosis

April 13, 2021

Patient perspectives in academic discourse in psychiatry have historically been a neglected area. What are some of the consequences and implications of this absence? How has this affected both psychiatry and those who have been excluded? These questions and more are discussed.

A Psychiatrist Weaving Conceptual and Empirical Work

February 20, 2021

An interview with Kenneth S. Kendler, MD, vice-chair of the American Psychiatric Association DSM Steering Committee, author of more than 1200 articles, and one of the highest-cited researchers in psychiatry.

Sense-Making and the Enactive Turn in Psychiatry: Sanneke de Haan, PhD

October 23, 2020

In this interview with Dr Aftab, Dr de Haan discusses her enactive approach to psychiatry which applies insights from enactivism to help conceptualize and navigate the immense complexity of factors that contribute to psychiatric disorders, and articulates the enactive view of psychiatric disorders as disorders of sense-making.

3E Approach to Psychopathology: Kristopher Nielsen, PhD

October 23, 2020

In this interview with Dr Aftab, Dr Nielsen discusses his approach to psychiatry which sees mental disorders as dysfunctions in the behavioral and experiential processes representing “sticky tendencies” in the human brain-body-environment system.