Jacqui Dillon

Jacqui Dillon
University of East London | UEL · Department of Psychology

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The Hearing Voices Network (HVN) is an influential service-user led organisation that promotes self-help as an important aspect of recovery. This study presents the first systematic assessment of the impact and effectiveness of HVN self-help groups. A customized 45-item questionnaire, the Hearing Voices Groups Survey, was sent to 62 groups affiliat...
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Background: It is now over half a century since community care was introduced in the wake of the closure of the old asylum system. This paper considers whether mental health services, regardless of location, can be genuinely effective and humane without a fundamental paradigm shift. Data: A summary of research on the validity and effectiveness o...
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This paper explores the experiences of women who “hear voices” (auditory verbal hallucinations). We begin by examining historical understandings of women hearing voices, showing these have been driven by androcentric theories of how women’s bodies functioned leading to women being viewed as requiring their voices be interpreted by men. We show the...
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A new and profoundly important paradigm for understanding overwhelming emotional pain has emerged over the last few years, with the potential to change the way we conceptualize human suffering across the whole spectrum of mental health difficulties. It is a strongly evidence-based synthesis of findings from trauma studies, attachment theory and neu...
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Hearing voices peer support groups offer a powerful alternative to mainstream psychiatric approaches for understanding and coping with states typically diagnosed as “hallucination.” In this jointly authored first-person account, we distill what we have learned from 10 years of facilitating and training others to facilitate these groups and what ena...
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A synthesis of literature from developmental psychology, traumatology and cognitive neuroscience is presented in order to suggest that psychosis and many other forms of mental distress can be most appropriately understood as a meaningful psychological response to trauma and loss. Clinical and theoretical implications of this holistic, integrated pa...
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Hearing voices, self‐harm, eating “disorders” and dissociation, when viewed objectively, are frequently classified as symptoms of serious mental illnesses and disordered personalities that require treatment, eradication and cure. This convenient societal solution to the complex problem of endemic childhood abuse requires that victims of abuse endur...

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I'm working, with a group of psychologists and service user/survivors, on a major Division of Clinical Psychology project to outline a conceptual alternative to psychiatric diagnosis. We will be doing a presentation at the DCP Annual Conference in January 2017, and hope it will be launched early in 2017.