CEPA Lecture: Şerife Tekin
Digital Technologies in Mental Health: Promises and Risks
Director of Medical Humanities and Associate Professor of Philosophy, University of Texas at San Antonio
Şerife Tekin is a Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Medical Humanities Program at the University of Texas at San Antonio. Professors Tekin's research in the philosophy of psychiatry is at the cusp of feminist approaches to the philosophy of science, philosophy of mind, and ethics. Her books include The Handbook of Psychotherapy Ethics, co-edited with an international group of psychologists, philosophers, and psychiatrists (Oxford University Press, 2021), The Bloomsbury Companion to Philosophy of Psychiatry, co-edited with Robyn Bluhm (Bloomsbury, 2019), and Extraordinary Science and Psychiatry: Responses to the Crisis in Mental Health Research, co-edited with Jeffrey Poland (MIT Press, 2017).
Professor Tekin is also a public philosopher. Her research on the health applications of AI technology was recently featured in the Guardian and the LA School Report. Other work on the ethics of using AI to treat mental disorders was covered by the MIT Technology Review.