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Book Launch - THRIVE: The Power of Evidence-Based Psychological Therapies

Thursday 10 July 2014 18:30 - 20:00

Old Theatre, Ground Floor, Old Building, LSE, Houghton Street, London WC2A 2AE

About this event

Authors David M. Clark and Richard Layard will discuss their new book 'Thrive' with the BBC's Andrew Marr.

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Book Launch - THRIVE: the power of evidence-based psychological therapies

CEP Public Conversation with David M. Clark, Richard Layard and Andrew Marr

Date: Thursday 10 July 2014
Time: 6.30-8pm
Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building
Speakers: Professor David M Clark, Professor Lord Layard, Andrew Marr

Watch Video Recording (LSE website) | Listen to Podcast (LSE Website)

This event marked the launch of David Clark and Richard Layard’s new book, Thrive, which argues that mental health problems are pervasive. They have massive social impacts and huge economic costs. They can be effectively treated by evidence-based psychological therapies, but these are not widely available. They should be.

David M. Clark is professor of experimental psychology at the University of Oxford and a leading clinical psychologist. His work particularly focuses on understanding and treating anxiety disorders.

Richard Layard is emeritus professor of economics at LSE and was founder-director of its Centre for Economic Performance. He is the author of the best-seller Happiness and a member of the House of Lords.

Andrew Marr is a journalist, broadcaster and author. He hosts the BBC1 programme The Andrew Marr Show and BBC Radio 4’s Start the Week.

Live Webcast

This event will be webcast live on the LSE website on LSE Live.

Participants are expected to adhere to the CEP Events Code of Conduct.


This event will take place in Old Theatre, Ground Floor, Old Building, LSE, Houghton Street, London WC2A 2AE.

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