Thursday, September 22, 2011

Three upcoming conferences - Los Angeles, San Francisco and Ann Arbor

Working with Voices

Ann Arbor Michigan, Oct. 10-11, 2011

Ron Coleman returns to Ann Arbor to teach methods that he & many others have used in their own recovery from serious psychological problems. This workshop brings together mental health workers & people who hear voices for 2 days of learning & exploration. Ron shows how to create a safe environment, a space free of hierarchies & labeling, in which diverse ideas can be heard.

To learn practical skills to increase self understanding such as voice profiling; to learn how voice hearing can be seen as a means of coping with difficult experiences; &, to learn ways people can begin to change their relationship with voices to regain choice & control in life. “Working With Voices” also fosters connection among voice hearers & their supporters.

ISPS The International Society for the Psychological Treatments of the Schizophrenias and Other Psychoses, Beyond Pandora's Box: Exploring Integrative Approaches to Treating Psychosis
October 14-16th, 2011, San Francisco CA

Keynote Speaker: Richard Bentall, Ph.D. Author of Madness Explained and Doctoring the Mind

"The Psychology of Paranoid Delusions "

Honoree: Ann-Louise Silver, M.D. Founding President, ISPS-US.

"Early Onset Psychosis: Do We Want It in the DSM-5?"

International Society for Ethical Pyschology and Psychiatry
Alternatives to Biological Psychiatry: If we don't medicate, what do we do?
Los Angeles, Oct. 28 - 29, 2011

Panel Presentations, Roundtable Discussions, Meet the Authors; More!

Confirmed Speakers
■Paula J. Caplan, Ph.D.

"When Johnny and Jane Came Marching Home: How All of Us Can Help Veterans"

■Nicholas Cummings, Ph.D

"Restoring Psychotherapy as a First-Line Intervention"

■Thomas Szasz, M.D.

"Varieties of Psychiatric Criticism"

■Robert Whitaker

"Psychiatry's Response to Anatomy of an Epidemic: What the Emperor Says When He Has No Clothes"

■David Antonuccio, Ph.D.

"It May Be Time To Stop Calling Them 'Antidepressants: Skills, Not Pills, for Depression'"

■Scott Shannon, M.D.

"The Ecology of the Child: A New View of Pediatric Mental Health"

■David Stein, Ph.D.

"A Unified Model for Matching Therapy with Etiology: Better Therapy Is the Most Effective Weapon Against Reliance on Drugs!

■Jacqueline Sparks, Ph.D.

"Listening to Clients, Not Disorders: A Revolution in Therapeutic Services"

■David Oaks

"Where's Your Canoe? Uniting the Many Islands in Our Movement for Deep Change in Mental Health"

■David Cohen, Ph.D., LCSW

"The Ethics and Politics of 'Neuroenhancement'"

■Thomas Scheff, Ph.D.

"A General Theory of 'Mental Illness'"

■Tomi Gomory, Ph.D.

"Working with Human Troubles: Three Possible Models of Practice for the Helping Professions-Two Medical and One Educational."

■Joanne Cacciatore, Ph.D.

"The Zen of Death: A Mindfullness-based Traumatic Bereavement Intervention"

■Howard Glasser

"Transforming the Difficult Child"

■Ann Rider, MSW

"Narrative Therapy in Peer Support: An Alternative Approach"

■Bose Ravenel, M.D.

"Treating Behavioral Problems Without Drugs: An Integrative Approach to ADD, ODD, and Childhood Bipolar Disorder"

■Ron Unger, LCSW

"Learning to Not Be “Psychotic”: Cognitive Therapy for Psychosis"

■Mark Foster, D.O.

"Ghosts in the Machine: Lessons from the Front Lines of a Mental Health Revolution"

■Claudia M. Gold, M.D.

"Over-reliance on Psychiatric Medications for Children: A Pediatrician's View"

■Willa J. Casstevens, Ph.D. (w/ J. Coker and T. Sanders)

"Exploring Voices in A Mentored Self-Help Approach to Voice Hearing"

■Brian Kean, Ph.D.

"Psychotropic Medication in the Classroom: How Should Teachers and Education Students be Informed About This Complex Dilemma?"

■Virgil Stucker, MBA

"Restoring Mental Health Through Relationship-Centered Care and Philanthropic Action"

■Jill Littrell, Ph.D.

"Immune System Contribution to Major Depression and What to Do About It"

■Jeanne Stolzer, Ph.D.

"Alternatives to ADHD Medications: A Bioevolutionary Perspective"

■Jacob Z. Hess, Ph.D.

"'If McDonald's is the only place in town, we all eat Big Macs': The case for diversifying community mental health education in the U.S."

■Brad Hagen, Ph.D.

"The Greater of Two Evils? How People with Transformative Psychotic Experiences View Psychotropic Medications.

■Dathan A. Paterno, Psy.D.

"Desperately Seeking Parents: How to Reclaim Your Family"

■Phil Sinaikin, M.D.

"Psychiatryland: Marketing and Manipulation Tactics of the Biopsychiatry - Psychopharmacology Industry"

■Jennifer Spaulding-Givens, Ph.D.

"Florida Self-Directed Care: An Exploratory Study of Participants' Characteristics, Goals, Service Utilization, and Outcomes"

■Fred Baughman, M.D.

"An Epidemic of Sudden Cardiac Deaths in the Military Related to Psychotropic Drug Cocktails for PTSD"

■Jay Joseph, Psy.D.

"The "Missing Heritability" of Psychiatric Disorders: Elusive Genes or Non-Existent Genes?"

■Noelene Weatherby-Fell, Ph.D.

"A Non-Medical Intervention for Supporting the Mental Health of Teachers and Students"

■Robert Grome, Ph.D.

"The Differential School-Clinic: A Topological Approach To The Cure-Symptom"

■Mike Mullin, M.D.

"Nutritional Supplements and Diet in the Treatment of Pediatric Mental Health Issues"

■Michael Bloom, Ph.D.

"Human Evolution and Ethical Use of Antidepressants"

■Keith Hoeller, Ph.D.

"America's Medical Inquisition: Szasz's The Manufacture of Madness 40 Years Later."

■Alexander Bingham, Ph.D.

"Phenomenal Healing: Embracing the Next Step in the Evolution of Psychological Research and Practice in a Post-Medication World."

■Burton Seitler, Ph.D.

"So Close and Yet So Far Away: Successful Non-Medication Psychoanalytic Treatment of a Youth Experiencing a Psychotic Reaction to the Traumatic Loss of His Mother"

■Judith Parker, Ph.D.

"What Can We Know? Making Sure Children Benefit from Psychotherapy"

■Pär Daniel Andréasson

"Mindfulness-Based Approaches in Family Therapy: A Review and Integration of Current Research and Future Directions in Practice"

■Laura K. Kerr, PhD, MFTI

"If Not Biomedical Psychiatry, Then What? Trauma-Informed Care"

■Debbie Felio, MA, LPC

"The Path of P.E.A.C.E. - Treating the Family and Community"

■Robert McKeever, Ph.D. Student

"Beyond the Medicine Cabinet: A Comparison between Online D-T-C Advertisements for Psychiatric Medications and Other Medications in the Digital Marketplace"

■James Dugo, Ph.D., and Sandra Lema-Stern, Ph.D.

"Working with Resistant and Aggressive Clients in Therapy"

■We are adding speakers to our program daily!

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