The International Network Toward Alternatives and Recovery gathers prominent survivors, professionals, family members, and advocates from around the world to work together for new clinical and social practices in response to emotional distress and what is often labeled as psychosis. Based in leading edge research and successful innovations, INTAR believes the prevailing biomedical overreliance on diagnoses, hospitals, and medications has failed to respect the dignity and autonomy of the person in crisis, and that full recovery must be at the center of ethical care. … [Read More...]
Challenging Our Understanding
of Psychosis and Exploring Alternatives for Recovery
November 3 & 4, 2011
University of Toronto, Hart House
This conference offered a unique opportunity to hear from a distinguished group of writers, clinical practitioners, researchers, advocates and activists who are foremost in their fields of critical psychiatry, psychology, education, journalism, community development and activism. Their inspiring work on psychosis, depression and recovery puts them in the vanguard of the push to transform mental health care.
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Registration for the INTAR 2014 Conference is now open! To register for the Conference please click here Click image to view programme Conference Themes: Social injustice and mental health: Wednesday 25th June Securing human rights in psychiatric care: Wednesday 25th June Cultural diversity and mental health: Thursday 26th June Creating and developing healing communities: Friday 27th June Arts and madness: Throughout Plenary Speakers Wednesday 25th June Professor Isaac Prilleltensky, University of Miami: Mental Health as Social Justice Professor Kate Pickett, University of York: Inequality and Mental Health Marianne Schulze, Australian-Austrian human rights advocate: Human Rights and Mental Health Professor Peter Beresford, Brunel University: Social Justice and Mad Studies Thursday 26th June Dr. Bhargavi Davar, philosopher and social science researcher: Gender, Culture and Mental Health Rameri Moukam, Pattigift CIC: Pattigift and Black People’s Recovery Professor William Sax, Dept. of Anthropology, University of Heidelberg: Recovery as Healing and Ritual Friday 27th June Jacqui Dillon, National Chair of the Hearing Voices Network in England: Recovery as Social Action Alison Gilchrist, Independent Community Development Consultant: Community development in helping to reshape the relationship between the community sector and mental health services Professor Brendan Stone, School of English, University of Sheffield: Recovery and Community Narratives Professor Phillip Davis, University of Liverpool: The Reader Project: Literature and Well-being Earlybird bookings will be available until Friday 18th April 2014, after which time full price bookings will apply. Concessionary places are available for students, voluntary groups and voluntary sector organisations, people over 65, children aged 12-17 years, and service users and people on benefits who have been unable to Continue Reading…Share