A TWO-DAY EXPERIENTIAL WORKSHOP WITH RON COLEMAN
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.
GOALS OF THE WORKSHOP:
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!
■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”
“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”
“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”
“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!