2018 Conference Speakers
Irving Kirsch, Ph.D
– The Emperor’s New Drugs: Antidepressants and the Placebo Effect
Jacob Blum, Fellow & Lecturer: School of Public Policy & Administration, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University
– Speaking Truth to Power
Lisa Nagy, M.D.
– The Very Effective Environmental Medicine Approach to Mental Illness
Christopher Achkar, Attorney – A Legal Overview of Inclusivity and Mental Health in the Workplace
Richard E Wagner, M.A. – The 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous – Asset or Liability – Yes!
Noelene Weatherby-Fell, Ph.D. – Building Resilience and Bouncing Forward
Robert T. Groome, Lacanian Analyst – Mental Healthfare = Healthcare + Warfare
Harper West, M.A. – Self-Acceptance Psychology: A New Paradigm for Understanding Emotional Health
Carol Frost Wagner, M.A. – Shadow Spouse: Recognizing and Supporting the Primary Caretaker in a Client/Patient’s Illness or Recovery Seeking the Silence: A Path to recovery and successfully handling Life for both the patient and the practitioner
Jeanne M. Stolzer Ph.D. – Psychiatric Drugs and Unprovoked Mass Murder: Exposing the Irrefutable Linkages
Andrew Thibault, Director & Litigant – An Inconvenient Parent: How a Father Fought the FDA and Won
Bruce Pardy – Head Starts and Extra Time: Academic Accommodation on Post-secondary Exams and Assignments for Students with Cognitive and Mental Disabilities
Karin Tochkov, Ph.D. & Nichole Williams, B.S. – Exercising Restraint Instead of Restraining: Alternatives To the Use of Seclusion and Restraint
Joe Tarantolo, M.D. & Al Galves, Ph.D. – Psychology/Psychiatry Dialogue
Norbert A. Wetzel, Th.D. – Toward Relationship-Oriented and Context-Sensitive Therapy – A Radical Critique of Current Dominant Thinking about “Mental Health” and “Mental Illness”
Lisa Nagy M. D. – The Very Effective Environmental Medicine Approach to Mental Illness
Ann Green, PMHNP – Therapeutics in Everyday Life: Performing Our Way to Emotional Growth
Burton Seitler, Ph.D. – Seeing Beneath Diagnostic Labels, Uncovering Long-Held, Guarded Secrets, and Being of Help
Bert Karon Ph.D.