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2018 ISEPP Conference Schedule – Toronto

8/22/2018        0 Comments



Friday, October 19th

4 - 6 pm: ISEPP Board Meeting (location to be determined)

4 - 6:30pm: Registration for Conference (Outside Champagne West. This is offered as an early registration for Saturday's activities.)

6:30 - 9:30pm: Welcome Reception (Champagne West) Welcoming remarks by Joe Tarantolo, M.D.

Saturday, October 20th

8 - 8:45am: Registration (Outside Champagne West)

8:45 - 9am: Welcoming remarks and announcements by Chuck Ruby, Ph.D., Executive Director

General Sessions:

9 - 10am: Brian Kean, Ph.D. (Champagne West) - Governmentality, Healthism, ADHD and the ISEPP journal. In memory of Nadine Lambert, David Jacobs, David Stein, Kevin McCready, Leighton Whitaker, and Tom Szasz

10 - 11am: Film - Letters from Generation Rx (Champagne West)

11 - 11:30am: Discussion with Director Kevin Miller (Champagne West)

11:45am - 12:45pm: Lunch Buffet

Breakout Sessions 1:

1 - 2pm:

Provence Room: Al Galves, Ph.D. & Joe Tarantolo, M.D. - Psychology/Psychiatry Dialogue

Bourgogne Room: Norbert Wetzel, Th.D. - Toward Relationship-Oriented and Context-Sensitive Therapy – A Radical Critique of Current Dominant Thinking about "Mental Health" and "Mental Illness"

Bordeaux Room: Karin Tochkov, Ph.D. & Nichole Williams, B.S. - Exercising Restraint Instead of Restraining: Alternatives To the Use of Seclusion and Restraint

Champagne West: Paula Caplan, Ph.D. - Documentary Film “Is Anybody Listening?” with discussion

2 - 2:15pm: Break

Breakout Sessions 2:

2:15 - 3:15pm:

Provence Room: Harper West, M.A. - Self-Acceptance Psychology: A New Paradigm for Understanding Emotional Health

Bourgogne Room: Ann Green, PMHNP - Therapeutics in Everyday Life: Performing Our Way to Emotional Growth

Bordeaux Room: Carol Frost Wagner, M.A. - Seeking the Silence: A Path to Recovery and Successfully Handling Life for Both the Patient and the Practitioner

Champagne West: Paula Caplan, Ph.D. & Mary Vieten, Ph.D. - Depathologizing Veterans’ Trauma and Bridging the Chasms Between Them and Nonveterans

3:15 - 3:45pm: Break

Breakout Sessions 3:

3:45 - 4:45pm:

Provence Room: Lisa Nagy, M.D. - The Very Effective Environmental Medicine Approach to Mental Illness

Bourgogne Room: Bruce Pardy, J.D. - Head Starts and Extra Time: Academic Accommodation on Post-secondary Exams and Assignments for Students with Cognitive and Mental Disabilities

Bordeaux Room: Noelene Weatherby-Fell, Ph.D. - Building Resilience and Bouncing Forward

Champagne West: Robert Groome, Lacanian Analyst - Mental Healthfare = Healthcare + Warfare

General Session:

5 - 5:30pm: Noel Hunter, Psy.D. - Trauma and Madness

6:30 - 9:00pm: Awards Dinner (Champagne West)

Sunday, October 21st:

8:45 - 9am: Announcements and Introduction by Chuck Ruby, Ph.D., Executive Director

General Session:

9 - 10am: Irving Kirsch, Ph.D. (Champagne West) - The Emperor’s New Drugs: Antidepressants and the Placebo Effect

10 - 10:30am: Discussion

Breakout Sessions 4:

10:45 - 11:45am:

Provence Room: Richard Wagner, M.A. - The 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous – Asset or Liability – Yes!

Bourgogne Room: Jeanne Stolzer, Ph.D. - Psychiatric Drugs and Unprovoked Mass Murder: Exposing the Irrefutable Linkages

Bordeaux Room: Bert Karon, Ph.D. - TBD

Champagne West: Laura Delano - Inner Compass Initiative

12 - 1pm: Lunch Buffet

Breakout Sessions 5:

1:15 - 2:15pm:

Provence Room: Christopher Achkar, Attorney - A Legal Overview of Inclusivity and Mental Health in the Workplace

Bourgogne Room: Robert Spicer - Restorative Practices

Bordeaux Room - Andrew Thibault, Director and Litigant - An Inconvenient Parent: How a Father Fought the FDA and Won

Champagne West - David & Gillian Carmichael - Recognizing SSRI-Induced Psychosis

2:15 - 2:30pm: Break

Breakout Sessions 6:

2:30 - 3:30pm:

Provence Room: Burton Seitler, Ph.D. - Seeing Beneath Diagnostic Labels, Uncovering Long-Held, Guarded Secrets, and Being of Help

Bourgogne Room: Carol Frost Wagner, M.A. - Shadow Spouse: Recognizing and Supporting the Primary Caretaker in a Client/Patient’s Illness or Recovery

Bordeaux Room: Paula Caplan, Ph.D. - The First Cause of Everything Bad in the Mental Health System: Psychiatric Diagnosis Action Think Tank

Champagne West: Noel Hunter, Psy.D. - TBD

General Session:

3:30 - 4:00pm: Closing - Chuck Ruby, Ph.D., Executive Director