Frances bio info

May 6, 2010

Allen Frances, MD, was the chair of the DSM-IV Task Force and of the department of psychiatry at Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC. He is currently professor emeritus at Duke.

Allen Frances, MD, was the chair of the DSM-IV Task Force and of the department of psychiatry at Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC. He is currently professor emeritus at Duke.

 

 

 

 

We wish to welcome Dr Phillips and Dr Sadler to our distinguished group of bloggers. They will be contributing essays--either jointly or individually--focusing mainly on conceptual issues related to the DSM-5.

 

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James Phillips, MD, is an associate clinical professor of psychiatry at the Yale School of Medicine. He is in the private practice of general and forensic psychiatry. In the Yale department he is involved in residency training, the Hispanic Clinic, and the Global Mental Health Committee. He has a long involvement with the Association for the Advancement of Philosophy and Psychiatry, serving as Secretary and as editor of the Bulletin of AAPP. He has written extensive in the area of philosophy and psychiatry and edited Philosophical Perspectives on Technology and Psychiatry (Oxford 2008) and (with James Morley) Imagination and its Pathologies (MIT 2003). For the past six years Dr Phillips has been involved in the development of a psychiatric clinic in a never-served Andean city (Ayacucho) in Peru.

 

John Z. Sadler, MD, is the Daniel W. Foster, MD Professor of Medical Ethics and a Professor of Psychiatry & Clinical Sciences at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Sadler co-edits, with K. W. M. Fulford, the Johns Hopkins University Press journal Philosophy, Psychiatry, & Psychology, and with Fulford, Giovanni Stanghellini, and Katherine Morris, co-edits the Oxford University Press book series International Perspectives in Philosophy and Psychiatry. One of the founders of the Association for the Advancement of Philosophy and Psychiatry, Sadler is the organization’s Treasurer. Long fascinated by the philosophical and conceptual issues in psychiatric diagnosis, Sadler is the author of Values and Psychiatric Diagnosis (Oxford University Press, 2005), editor of Descriptions and Prescriptions: Values, Mental Disorders, and the DSMs (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2002), and co-edited (with Osborne Wiggins and Michael A. Schwartz) Philosophical Perspectives on Psychiatric Diagnostic Classification (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1994).  His latest collaborative book (with Jennifer Radden, PhD) is The Virtuous Psychiatrist: Character Ethics in Psychiatric Practice (Oxford University Press, 2010).