Sue Makevit Coupland

In 2011 Sue Makevit Coupland completed a thesis for her PhD in critical psychology. She had heard about National Perceptions Forum and thought it would be a good source of survivor/user views on a range of issues related to how madness is conceived. The thesis aimed to challenge the existing paradigm and prejudices relating to this. There is a lot about the Forum in the thesis and a very large number of quotes from Forum members as well as artwork by them which Sue uses to illustrate points. These are also considered as valuable sources in themselves.

The thesis was successful and it speaks for itself. It is hundreds of pages long – far too much to publish as web pages. You can download it as a PDF with the link below.

 

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