Worldwide Protest of Electroshock May 16 2015

A worldwide protest against electroshock has been initiated by three shock survivors in San Francisco (Ted Chabasinski), Portland (Debra Schwartzkopff) and Cork, Ireland (Mary Maddock). Over thirty cities have signed up to stage anti-ect protests outside hospitals and government buildings on Saturday, May 16.   This is an issue that used to be more controversial, but […]

“User Involvement in Research and Evaluation: Liberation or Regulation?” — by Peter Beresford

Abstract This article explores the progressive and regressive potential of ‘user involvement’ in research and evaluation, with particular reference to social policy. There is growing political and research interest in user involvement. This article critically explores key different approaches to user involvement in research and relates them to consumerist and democratic models of involvement in […]

Disability Rights International

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Madness Radio Interview with Mary Olson on Open Dialogue in Finland

Is a ‘psychotic’ crisis inside one person’s mind — or does it happen between people, in their relationship? Can therapy untangle the web of madness by addressing the family, providers, and entire social network? Smith College social worker and Fullbright scholar Mary Olson discusses the innovative work of Jaakko Seikkula’s Open Dialogue Approach in Finland, […]