“The Emotional Homunculus and the Brain’s Amazing Drugs Cabinet”, creatively explore the interconnected relationship between conflict, our body, emotions and minds.
Maree Todd was appointed Minister for Childcare and Early Years in November 2017. A pharmacist by profession, Ms Todd worked in NHS Highland for 20 years mainly as a mental health pharmacist. She also contributed to SIGN guidance on perinatal mental health.
James Docherty has both professional and personal experience of navigating the care and criminal justice system. He has worked with the VRU mentoring people with criminal convictions seeking to re-create their lives and supporting change. He has also worked with a leading children’s charity on a diversion programme with young people on the cusp of organised crime.
Dr David Caesar was appointed as National Clinical Advisor to the Chief Medical Officer (Scotland) in February 2016. A Senior Fellow of the Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management, and Trustee for a number of Scottish charities, he continues to work a full on-call rota at the Emergency Department in the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh.
Dr Jonathan Delafield-Butt is Reader in Child Development and Director of the Laboratory for Innovation in Autism at Strathclyde University. His doctoral research investigated brain development, extending to infant and child psychology, at the Universities of Edinburgh and Copenhagen. His research interests include science-philosophy bridgework on the role of the mind-body relation.
Dr Sara Watkin is a specialist in chronic pain and its relation to trauma; she began working with the SCCR as medical advisor in 2015. She completed her post-graduate training at The London School of Contemporary Dance, trained in Psychiatry, Osteopathy and General Practice in Glasgow and London, returned to Scotland in 2006 as a GP and worked as a CAMHS speciality doctor, encountering the personal cost to families of inter and intra-generational conflict. Sara is also a medical adviser for Scottish Adoption, Barnardo’s and Carolina House Trust. See Dr Sara Watkin talk about Emotional Homunculus and the Brain’s Amazing Drugs Cabinet here.
I commend the Scottish Centre for Conflict Resolution for developing high-quality, innovative resources, and making them freely available. I have no doubt these valuable digital tools will help families across Scotland deal with conflict and form nurturing relationships.
The SCCR go out of their way to make sure the day is full of useful speakers and fully packed with helpful information delivered in a way I can appreciate and understand.
“A great opportunity to sit and reflect and think of changes we can all make in our daily lives to help young people and their carers. We need to work together. Also to help us in our own lives!
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