Mind Matters 1

Mind Matters 1: Towards a New Understanding of Psychopathology

March 19, 2011

What does it mean for the mind to be pathological? What criterion should we use to diagnose and categorize people as mentally ill? Can there be alternative models of psychopathology other than the medical model? If so, what are they?

The speakers for this Mind Matters conference were:

Dr. Jordan Peterson, Ph.D., C.Psych.  Spoke on “Illness, deception, complexity, and positive feedback loops: complications in diagnosis”

Dr. John Vervaeke, Ph.D. Spoke on “Salience dysregulation and the continuum between foolishness and pathology”

Dr. Tony Tonneatto, Ph.D., C.Psych. Spoke on “The Buddhist phenomenological approach to psychopathology”

Dr. Terrance Wapshall, Ph.D., C.Psych., Jungian analyst. Spoke on “Jung and the existential crisis of the search for meaning”


Organized by the Buddhism & Psychology Student Union and the U of T Jungian Society.

Sponsored by the Arts and Science Students Union, Paradigms & Archetypes Minor Program, and New College.