Pathologization in psychiatric discourse about the mind and the brain: Listening to the voices of children and youth

Thursday, December 1, 2016  |  1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
Neville Scarfe Library Block, Room 278

A presentation by Dr. Paulo Padilla-Petry, Lecturer, University of Barcelona
Brought to you by the Human Development, Learning, and Culture program area

On December 1st, Dr. Padilla-Petry addresses the growing concern regarding the pathologization of childhood and youth. Two main issues emerge in this debate:

    1. the biologization of what is considered to be disorderly conduct based upon a mind / brain dichotomy; and
    2. the role of school practices in creating and diagnosing mental disorders.

Drawing from research into the voices and perspectives of children and youth diagnosed with ADHD, this presentation also seeks to capture, in part, the effects of these practices on children and youth.


All Faculty of Education faculty, staff, and students are welcome to attend. Please RSVP to Dr. Jennifer Vadeboncoeur.