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The Economics of Happiness
an international conference

The Economics of Happiness ConferenceFeb 27 – Mar 1
1211 SW Main St
Portland, OR

Rethinking Psychiatry is proud to partner with the International Society for Ecology and Culture this weekend to promote the annual ‘Economics of Happiness Conference’.

The organizers of this conference share our belief that the current global economy is causing thousands of individuals to be depressed and disempowered. Pills and psychiatric labels are not the answer for disempowerment! Organizing is the answer!

Join Rethinking Psychiatry and other activists this weekend for an uplifting message of hope and a roadmap on how to re-envision our communities so people are supported and uplifted, not diagnosed and oppressed!

Click here for more information

Wednesday, Mar 18
Peer Support Groups: Where the Power is at!

Recovery InternationalMarch 18, 2015

1.5 clinical practice CEUsCEU Approved

$10 suggested donation; no one turned away for lack of funds.

Presentations and interactive engagement with one or more of Portland’s mental health peer support groups: Recovery International, Icarus Project, Light of Madness, Portland Hearing Voices, and Rethinking Madness/Spiritual Emergency Network.

  • Learn about different peer support options available in Portland.
  • Understand, from first-hand experience, what makes peer support groups such powerful tools for recovery.
  • Find out how to access the groups and take home peer-created recovery information.
  • Grace Silvia, MSW, will host presenters who facilitate meetings at local peer groups. Grace is a body-centered psychotherapist at Amenda Holistic Mental Health Clinic, specializing in working with people who experience extreme states, and is a peer facilitator.
  • This training addresses anti-oppressive practice by centering oppressed people as the experts of their experience with much to teach each other and professionals.

When: Wednesday, March 18, 6:45-8:45 PM
Where: National College of Natural Medicine (NCNM)
Academic Building, Room 107
049 SW Porter St. Portland, OR
Click here for directions!

Wednesday, April 15
Postpartum Depression: Epidemic of the 21st Century Lifestyle?

1.5 clinical practice CEUs from NASWCEU Approved

 

 

 

 

 

Childbearing expert, Virginia Elliot, will present:

  • How postpartum depression varies based on different social factors
  • Risk factors that can increase the likelihood of postpartum depression
  • Holistic strategies to alleviate excessive maternal stress

Virginia L. Elliott, BA, has extensive professional training and expertise in birth trauma, postpartum depression, and domestic violence during pregnancy and new parenthood. She has personal experience of postpartum depression with her youngest son.

Internationally Certified Birth and Postpartum Doula, Doulas of North America and International Center for Traditional Childbearing (12 years); Internationally Certified La Leche League Leader (14 years).

When: Wednesday, April 15, 2015; 6:45 PM
Where: National College of Natural Medicine (NCNM)
Academic Building, Room 107
049 SW Porter St. Portland, OR
Click here for directions!

Feb 18, 2015
We Survived “ADHD” Without Drugs!

adhd1.5 CEUs from NASWCEU Approved

Rethinking Psychiatry presents Steve McCrea, MS, author and child advocate, for an interactive evening as he shares his journey raising active, intense, challenging children to adulthood.

Steve will provide perspectives based on personal and professional experience (including scientific research) on challenging questions like:

  • What exactly is meant by “ADHD”?
  •  Is it really a “mental disorder?” Or what is it?
  •  Does stimulant treatment make things better or worse in the long term?
  •  What else can be done to help our active, intense and adventurous children to thrive?

When: Wednesday, February 18, 7:00 PM
Where: First Congregational Church
1126 SW Park Ave., Portland, OR
(in the downtown park blocks)

$10 donation suggested, but no one turned away for lack of funds.

Upcoming Events

Returning Veterans Project Film Screening

Returning Veterans Project

Returning Veterans Project

The Returning Veterans Project presents

Is Anybody Listening?

A New Documentary by Dr. Paula Caplan

Thursday, February 26, 2015
Tabor Space: 5441 SE Belmont St. Portland, OR
Doors open at 5:30 pm
Film begins at 6:00 pm
Q&A at 7:30 pm
Workshop 7:45 to 9:00 pm

Suggested Donation: $10.  No one turned away who can’t pay

Dr. Caplan’s documentary will take us on her journey to bridge what has been called an “epidemic of disconnection” between civilians and veterans. After the film, Dr. Caplan will host a 15-minute Q&A session and then an hour long workshop on: What veterans want and how community members can learn to listen to their stories, participate in their various struggles and gain a deeper awareness of the meaning of war, the realities of military life and how it is to return home.

For more information about this event please contact:

Returning Veterans Project
503-954-2259 or mail@returningveterans.org

Mind-Body Symposium – May 16-17, 2014

Healing Hearts, Minds & Bodies

Keys to Mental & Emotional Wellbeing and Pathways to Getting There

Chitari FoundationPresented by Rethinking Psychiatry and the Chitari Foundation.

First Unitarian Church
1011 SW 12th Av, Portland, OR

Professional Continuing Education Credits available

People with lived experience, allies, and practitioners will come together to share expertise about holistic alternatives to drug-focused treatment, build a movement to create a community-driven recovery model of real choice, mutual help and fully-informed consent, and nurture relationships to sustain our work and spirits!

Dr. James S. Gordon, MD

James S. Gordon, MD

Keynote speaker, Dr. James Gordon, is a Harvard educated psychiatrist and world renowned expert in using mind body medicine to heal depression, anxiety and psychological trauma. Dr. Gordon is author of Unstuck: Your Guide to the Seven-Stage Journey Out of Depression.

The symposium will be an inclusive forum for mind-body and mental health professionals, individuals and organizations seeking to learn more about holistic and integrative mind-body treatment options and services for mental and emotional wellbeing.

2014 Rethinking Psychiatry Film Festival

projectorApril 2  through April 30, 2014

An array of films chosen and presented by eight different organizations advocating for and supporting mental wellness in our society.
Click here for complete schedule.

The Healing Paradox in Mental Health Treatment – Nov. 20, 2014

The Healing ParadoxJoin us at our November meeting for a presentation by psychiatrist and author, Dr. Steven Goldsmith.

“Treatment that fights disease as an adversary cannot cure mental illness.  Only treatment that accepts and allies with mental illness can help people cure themselves.” Steven Goldsmith, MD, author of The Healing Paradox: A Revolutionary Approach to Treating and Curing Physical and Mental Illness (North Atlantic Books, 2013) will discuss this central paradox as it pertains to mental health treatment, with descriptions of curative paradoxical treatments. Time permitting, he will read from a relevant portion of his book, with audience discussion and questions to follow.

Dr. Goldsmith received his M.D. from the Columbia College of Physicians & Surgeons, is Board-certified in psychiatry, and has been affiliated with the Tufts University, Boston University, and New York University Schools of Medicine.  He maintains a practice In Portland emphasizing natural solutions for health problems.

Natural Healing Approaches for Mental Health – Nov. 20 in Corvallis

Chris Foulke, Emily Wittkop, and Alieta Herrera-Train will speak on nutritional, herbal, and livestyle solutions for mental healing.

Date: Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Time: 6:00 – 7:40 PM
Location: Ronenkamp Hall, Grace Lutheran Church, 435 NW 21st, Corvallis, OR

Click here for more information (PDF)