How to Face the Mess We’re in Without Giving Up
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 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
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
Saturday-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.
Sometimes deep transformation can come as mental health crisis…
Join Rethinking Psychiatry for a presentation by Harriet Cooke, MD, MPH on spiritual awakening, spiritual emergency and directing our development for personal and global healing.
Harriet Cooke, MD, MPH
Drawing on research and personal experiences, Harriet will discuss crises that often precede spiritual awakening, as well as challenges caused by spiritual awakening, and how to support the process and each other.
Wednesday, Dec 16, 7 PM
The Center for Intercultural Organizing
700 N. Killingsworth St
by Harriet Cooke MD, MPH & Rachel Levy, LCSW
It is dangerous to be right on matters on which the established authorities are wrong. –Voltaire, 1751
Hyperactivity. Lack of focus. Impulsive behavior. Trouble following rules. Difficulty with organization. Many people believe these are symptoms of a disorder, and that medication is necessary to treat this condition. There is a wide movement of dissent, however, that questions the temptation to lump all people with these behaviors into the same condition.
When do such behaviors constitute a disorder? When is ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) simply ADHB (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Behavior)? And is this behavior even a disorder, or simply a personality type? Or is a product of our culture?
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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 does the research say about ADHD?
- Is ADHD a mental disorder or are there other ways to understand it? Which explanations help our children most?
- Does stimulant treatment make things better or worse in the long term?
- What else can be done to help active, intense & adventurous children to thrive?
Steve McCrea, MS is an educator, counselor and author with over 30 years of social services experience. He is the father of three boys, two of whom exhibited all the classic symptoms of ADHD. In addition to doing years of literature research into the ADHD phenomenon, Steve helped create the Trillium Charter School, a child-focused K-12 learning environment where his youngest son thrived. Steve is also the author of “Jerk Radar: How to Stop a Bad Relationship Before It Starts,” a practical guide to avoiding abusive relationships.
Wednesday, November 18, 2015, 7 PM
Blazers Boys & Girls Club
5250 NE Martin Luther King Blvd
Rethinking Psychiatry presents
Mental Health, Houselessness & Making a Home
Ptery Leight of Right to Dream Too (R2D2) will discuss:
- How houselessness can lead to mental health challenges
- How mental health challenges can lead to houselessness
- How R2D2 approaches mental health crisis
- Redefining mental health and home
$10 suggested donation. No one turned away for lack of funds.
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
National College of Natural Medicine (NCNM)
049 SW Porter St. Portland
Rethinking Psychiatry Presents
A Preview of eCPR
eCPR is a form of heart-to-heart connection for emotional resuscitation. eCPR is part of an international movement developed by peers. It is trauma-informed and based on the values of a healthy community.
Become a first responder to people in emotional crisis!
- Fawn Preston, Certified eCPR Trainer
- Miranda Lovelong, Mental Health Life Coach, Certified eCPR Facilitator
- John Herold, Director, Puget Sound Hearing Voices, Certified eCPR Facilitator
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
National College of Natural Medicine (NCNM)
049 SW Porter St, Portland
Presented by Portland Hearing Voices & HVN USA
June 2nd, 3rd & 4th, 2015
In 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)
May 20, 2015
1.5 clinical practice CEUs;
& 0.5 ethics CEUs from NASW
Rethinking Psychiatry presents electroshock survivors Deborah Schwartzkopff and Jason Kalendak as they open to view this highly controversial psychiatric treatment.
In this powerful presentation, you will:
- Relate signs/symptoms of electroshock with what survivors live with
- Learn who is most impacted by electroshock
- Recognize the ethical and human-rights concerns around informed consent & coercive treatment
- Identify alternatives to electroshock.
Deborah Schwartzkopff worked 25 years as a Registered Nurse. She survived 66 bilateral electroshock treatments at local hospitals. She has been an activist since 2011, and founded ECTJustice, an electroshock survivors group.
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)