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MindFreedom’s Annual Conference
Portland, October 7, 2016

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Creative Revolution: Outside the Medical Model

An Intensive All-Day Conference to Promote Alternative Approaches and Celebrate Individual Strategies for Growth & Recovery

Learn from experts about:

  • Intentional Peer Support
  • Hearing Voices Network
  • Sunrise Center on Psychiatric Drug Withdrawal
  • Open Dialogue
  • Soteria –type Sanctuary Houses

Keynote:  Jim Gottstein of the Law Project for Psychiatric Rights (PsychRights)

This conference is in conjunction with International Society for Ethical Psychology and Psychiatry (ISEPP)

$75 registration covers full day conference and lunch. To Register on ISEPP’s website Click HERE

Low-income? A limited number of  scholarships are available for those who become ISEPP members at the minimum, low-income rate of $25.  Please call Robert Sliclen at 201-664-2566 or email sliclen(AT)optonline.net

ISEPP Conference Coming to Portland!
October 7-9, 2016

ISEPPISEPP announced it will hold its 19th annual conference in Portland, Oregon on October 7-9, 2016.  The theme for the 2016 conference is “Individuals Matter: Building a Better Science for Psychology and Psychiatry“.

Chuck Ruby, PhD

Chuck Ruby, PhD

According to ISEPP Director, Chuck Ruby, “The conference will address how traditional scientific methods and so-called “empirically-supported treatments” have failed to give useful information in helping those who struggle with very difficult life challenges. Because such science relies greatly on standardization, quantification, and nomothetic statistical analyses, the research results are based on and only apply to averages. They wash away the meaning of individual lives and turn people into caricatures. We need to bring the individual back to center stage.”

Up to 21 CEUs will be available for mental health professionals.

Use these links for additional information:

ISEPP is a non-profit volunteer organization of mental health professionals, physicians, educators, ex-patients and survivors of the mental health system, and their families.  Its mission is to use the standards of scientific inquiry to address the ethics of psychology and psychiatry. It does this by educating the public about the nature of “mental illness”, the de-humanizing and coercive aspects of many forms of mental health treatment, and the alternative humane ways of helping people who struggle with very difficult life issues.

 

 

Truth & Reconciliation – May 25, 2016

Truth & Reconciliation on KBOO Radio
On May 25th, Paul Roland of KBOO Radio interviewed Cindi Fisher, Ptery Lieght, & Grace Silvia, the facilitators of Truth & Reconciliation. Click here to listen! (Click the play button at the bottom of the article).
Truth and Reconciliation

The M.O.M.S. Movement, Rethinking Psychiatry,
& The Icarus Project present

Truth & Reconciliation:
A Time for Community Healing

People who have experienced extreme mental / emotional states, & families / allies can share their stories encircled by the community. Come listen… Come tell your story…

When we live in a community where we listen to each other’s true stories, we remember our capacity to lean in and love each other back to wholeness. ~Christina Baldwin

Wednesday, May 25, 2016,   6-9 PM
The Center for Intercultural Organizing
700 N. Killingsworth St., Portland Oregon
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For questions or to co-sponsor, contact Cindi Fisher. Phone 360-254-8703 or email TheMOMSmovement @ gmail.com.

Truth & Reconciliation – March 16, 2016

The M.O.M.S. Movement,
Rethinking Psychiatry,
& The Icarus Project
present

Truth and Reconciliation

Truth & Reconciliation:
A Time for Community Healing

Receivers & givers of psychiatric treatment & mental health care share their stories encircled by the community.  Come listen…  Come tell your story…

When we live in a community where we listen to each other’s true stories, we remember our capacity to lean in and love each other back to wholeness. Christina Baldwin

Wednesday, March 16, 2016,   6 – 9 PM
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For questions or to co-sponsor, contact Cindi Fisher. Phone 360-254-8703 or email TheMOMSmovement @ gmail.com.

Bipolarized – Feb 17, 2016

Rethinking Psychiatry presents

BIPOLARIZED
Rethinking Mental Illness

A film by Rita Kotzia

Bipolarized - Rethinking Mental Illness
The film BIPOLARIZED follows Ross McKenzie as he embarks on a journey to treat his symptoms through alternative treatments and dig up the root cause of his mental breakdown.

  • Winner, Special Jury Award, Health & Wellness, Worldfest International Film Festival.
  • Winner, Certificate for Creative Excellence, U.S. International Film & Video Festival.
  • Winner, Best Feature Documentary, Mad in America Film Festival.

View the trailer at www.bipolarizedthemovie.com

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Despair & Resilience in Changing Times – Jan 20, 2016

How to Face the Mess We’re in Without Giving Up

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Rethinking Psychiatry is pleased to welcome Barbara Ford as guest speaker for our first monthly meeting of 2016.

Barbara Ford shares the film, “Joanna Macy and the Great Turning”.

She will lead discussion and interactive processes on the importance of honoring and supporting our emotional and spiritual responses to the difficult news of the world.

Barbara FordBarbara has been an activist, therapist, facilitator, singer, and artist with over thirty years of experience working with individuals and groups, including faith groups, activists, intentional communities, non-profits, and schools.

Wednesday 7:00 pm  –   January 20, 2016
For those who missed our meeting, or those wanting more information, visit Barbara Ford’s website. www.BarbaraFord.net

Compassionate Listening Workshop, Jan 9-10, 2016

Compassionate listening

Two days of immersion into the world of listening with and speaking from the heart!

Compassionate Listening Basics Intensive:
Healing Our World from the Inside Out

Presented by Compassionate Listening Oregon

compassionate listening logoSaturday-Sunday, January 9-10, 2016
Oregon Fellowship of Reconciliation
490 19th St NE,  Salem, Oregon

Facilitators: Joanie Levine & Yehudah Winter
Assistant: Christine Gilman

Compassionate Listening teaches how to speak and listen from the heart, without trying to fix the problem, judge the individual, or give advice.  Pre-Register Now!

For more information, click here, or call 503-287-8737.

Hearing Voices Group Facilitation Training

Presented by Portland Hearing Voices & HVN USA

June 2nd, 3rd & 4th, 2015

phvtraining600In this 3-day training, voice hearers and people who experience other extreme/altered states come together with people who have not experienced these states. The result is a powerful, diversified environment for learning, and a solid foundation for setting up and facilitating groups. Peers, professionals and allies are welcome: priority to those committed to creating a group.

This Hearing Voices Facilitators Training, presented by Oryx Cohen and Kate Hill, will give you the skills and knowledge to run Hearing Voices and Extreme States support groups!

Hearing Voices Groups (also called Voices, Visions and Extreme States groups) are a peer-led place to share and explore voices and any other kind of unusual and extreme experience, in a supportive and non-judgmental atmosphere. These states are sometimes labeled psychosis, but HVN embraces a much wider view of human possibility.

To receive an application, please email k8hill1 @gmail.com. Applications due 4/17/15, selected trainees will be notified by 5/15/15.

Cost: $300 (Please let us know if you need financial assistance). Trainees are responsible for their own travel, lodging and meals.

Location: Portland, OR (specific location to be determined)

Postpartum Depression: An Epidemic of the 21st Century?

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1.5 clinical practice CEUs from NASW

Would you be surprised to learn that postpartum depression is  practically unknown in certain cultures?

Virginia Elliott, CD PCD (DONA), examines:

  • What is “Postpartum Depression”?
  • How do different cultures support new mothers worldwide?
  • What is the impact of family, community & societal support on moms’ mental health?
  • What about medical treatment when social support is lacking?
  • How can new moms and babies thrive in the 21st Century?

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.

Ms. Elliott is an Internationally Certified Birth and Postpartum Doula (DONA International); certified by the International Center for Traditional Childbearing (12 years); and a La Leche League International Leader (14 years).

When: Wednesday, April 15, 2015; 6:45 PM
Where: National College of Natural Medicine (NCNM)

Peer Support Groups: Where the Power is at!

Recovery InternationalMarch 18, 2015

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  • Learn about Recovery International & other 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.

When: Wednesday, March 18, 6:45 PM
Where: National College of Natural Medicine (NCNM)