INTAR 2016 – Pune India Just Announced

SAVE THE DATES Trans-cultural Dialogues about Mental health, Extreme states and Alternatives for Recovery”, the next INTAR conference is due to take place in India from the 26th to 28th November, in Pune, India, in 2016. We’re looking forward to a gathering of activists, service users and academics – from Asia and from all over the world to discuss humane approaches to extreme mental crises, to dialogue and to learn from each other. With Asia being a haven of eastern healing techniques, showcasing its potential on recovery methods to the world is a very promising prospect. Also, Asia will welcome stalwarts in the field of Alternatives and Recovery for a wholesome cultural dialogue on healing. The Bapu Trust for Research on Mind & Discourse, an NGO working since 1999 on humanizing the mental health care system, is the local organizer and host. ?Information about venue, registration etc. will be published on this website in due course. However, if you’re interested in participating and want to learn more about INTAR 2016 sooner, feel free to get in touch with the organizing Continue Reading…

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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 now there is more complacency, and the use of electroshock is on the rise.  The general message about this procedure is that it is improved, and that it is safe and effective.  This has not been demonstrated to be accurate and trustworthy. Instead, the most comprehensive study by psychologist Harold Sackeim and co-researchers shows that electroshock causes cognitive impairment, permanent memory loss and brain damage.  This iatrogenic procedure should be cause for alarm among health professionals; instead, it is widely used at the same time as little research is done, and the damning research that does exist is ignored.  Please do check out the links and attachments and consider attending or organizing a protest in your own locale.  All of us in mental health should be more concerned about this issue.  Show your concern for the health safety of our brothers and sisters in emotional distress and join the protest, Saturday, May 16. Posters2 ECT REVIEW 2010 Read & Bentall – Continue Reading…

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INTAR Conference 2014, Liverpool, UK. Power to Communities: healing through social justice

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INTAR Conference – Toronto Nov. 3-4 2011 A Success — “Challenging Our Understanding of Psychosis and Exploring Alternatives for Recovery”

Challenging Our Understanding of Psychosis and Exploring Alternatives for Recovery November 3 & 4, 2011 University of Toronto, Hart House Registration and conference details to follow. Sponsored by INTAR and The Leadership Project. 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. See conference programme INTAR Leadership Recovery Conf Info Registration Pkg Nov 3-4 2011 Check out the photos in our Photo Gallery here. Conference Papers www.intar.org/Files/INTAR2011-Toronto-AlishaAliThePathogenesisofOppression.pdf www.intar.org/files/INTAR2011-Toronto-HearingVoicesGroupsUsingCBTforPsychosisToolsPrincipleswCRCT.pdf www.intar.org/files/INTAR2011-Toronto-JoannaMoncrieffThePsychopharmaceuticalComplex.pdf www.intar.org/files/INTAR2011-Toronto-JoeGoodbreadProcessWorkwithExtremeStatesofConsciousness.pdf www.intar.org/files/INTAR2011-Toronto-JulieRepperARightsBasedApproachToRecoveryandSocial.pdf www.willhall.net/comingoffmeds www.intar.org/files/INTAR2011-Toronto-MichaelaAmeringTrialogue.pdf www.intar.org/files/INTAR2011-Toronto-NicolaWrightMindfulJourneyThroughPsychosis.pdf www.intar.org/files/INTAR2011Toronto-SheryMeadIntentionalPeerSupportAPersonalRetrospective.pdf www.intar.org/files/INTAR2011-Toronto-SandraEscherAcceptingAndMakingSenseOfVoices.pdf http://www.intar.org/files/INTAR2011-Toronto-RobertWhitakerAnatomyofanEpidemic.pdf www.intar.org/files/INTAR2011-Toronto-Richard BentallDeconstructingSchizophrenia.pdf www.intar.org/files/INTAR2011-Toronto-RichardBentallPsychologyofParanoidDelusions.pdf Our Guests: Robert Whitaker, Continue Reading…

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Soteria Network UK – Alternatives Within and Beyond Psychiatry Nov. 11 2011

http://www.soterianetwork.org.uk/conference/index.html The Soteria Network presents Alternatives Within and Beyond Psychiatry A one-day conference exploring different approaches to thought and practice in the mental health arena to be held in: Derby on Friday 11th November 2011 at the Riverside Conference Centre 9am – 4.30pm International speakers will include: Robert Whitaker (US) Pulitzer-prize nominated journalist and author of ‘Mad in America’ and ‘Anatomy of an Epidemic’ Jaakko Seikkula (Finland) Psychologist and psychotherapist – developed the ‘Open Dialogue’ approach to treating psychosis UK–based speakers will include: Richard Bentall Professor of Psychology, University of Liverpool and author of ‘Madness Explained’ and ‘Doctoring the Mind’ Sonia Johnson Professor of Social and Community Psychiatry, University College London Price Before 30/09/2011: Waged/Organisation £100, Unwaged £25 After 30/09/2011: Waged/Organisation £130, Unwaged £30 There are a limited number of free places for those unable to meet the cost. Please contact us personally to arrange Continue Reading…

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2011-2012 Training Program in Dialogic Practice w/ Jaakko Seikkula, Mary Olson, and Faculty

The Mill River Institute for Dialogic Practice Haydenville, MA 01039 • 413.585.1198 TRAINING PROGRAM IN DIALOGIC PRACTICE INTERNATIONAL FACULTY 2011-2012 MARY OLSON, PH.D. JAAKKO SEIKKULA, PH.D. MARKKU SUTELA, M.A. The first of its kind in the US, this yearlong program provides an in-depth introduction to the principles and practices of dialogic therapy, including Finnish Open Dialogue. There will be lectures, videotapes, experiential exercises, and reflecting consultations. LEVEL 1 CERTIFICATION: 100 HOURS (4 Modules) October 27 – 30, 2011 January 19 – 22, 2012 March 29 – April 1, 2012 June 11 – 15, 2012 $4000. $1000 due upon acceptance, balance due on October 1. To apply and register, please send your CV/resume: Mary Olson at Continue Reading…

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