Psychotherapy in contemporary healthcare systems
How does psychotherapy get delivered in contemporary healthcare contexts? In this episode, we delve into the ins and outs of the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) system within Britain’s NHS.
Social scientist Rebecca Hutten and anthropologist Kenni Bruun take us through some of the major critiques of the service, as expressed both by those working “inside” it and from the “outside” perspective.
Why does talking help? What makes a good listener? In what sense might talking be a cure? In this podcast series we explore these questions by interviewing philosophers, historians, and practitioners of talking therapies, broadly construed. In particular, we’ll showcase the work of researchers associated with the Talking as Cure? Contemporary Understandings of Mental Health and its Treatment Research Network.