Date(s) - October 9, 2015 - October 11, 2015
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Understanding Trauma: Responding Beyond the Medical Model
October 9-11, 2015
Crowne Plaza (Boston/Newton) – Newton, MA
What would happen if the mental health system stopped asking, “What’s wrong with you?” and instead asked, “What happened to you?” This year’s annual ISEPP conference in Newton, MA, will explore this question. Our twelve plenary speakers hail from the United States, Canada, and England and include psychiatric survivors, therapists, researchers, academics, activists, trainers, and advocates whose work is framed around trauma-informed understandings of the experiences that get called “mental illness”, and approaches to distress.
Friday 10/9 Pre Conference Workshops 12:30-3:30pm (more info) 3 CEUs available
Friday 10/9 Mind Freedom Mini Conference 9-4:30pm (more info)
Friday 10/9 Welcome Reception 6:30pm
Saturday 10/10 – Sunday 10/11 ISEPP Conference (up to 15 CEUS)
Saturday 10/11 – Awards Dinner 6:30pm
CEUs will be offered (Psychologists, Social Workers, Counselors, MFTs).
Conference Topics include:
- the inadequacy of the medical model in understanding trauma and effectively addressing trauma
- trauma-informed approaches to helping people experiencing emotional distress and altered states
- the relationship between trauma and biology
- intersectionality and trauma
- personal narratives of surviving trauma as well as the retraumatization that can come with being a patient in the conventional mental health system
- reflecting on what it means to work as a professional in that system
|Joanne Cacciatore, PhD||Barry Duncan, PsyD|
|Maria Liegghio, PhD||Bessel van der Kolk, MD||David Walker, PhD|
|Cathy Cave||Chris Chapman, PhD|
|Bruce E. Levine||Brenda LeFrançois, PhD||Rachel (Rai) Waddingham|
For plenary talk titles and summaries, click here.
Breakout Schedule TBA
-Trauma Informed Yoga
-Emotional Freedom Techniques/EFT
-Hearing Voices Networks
-Dialogic Practices inspired by Open Dialogue
-Psychiatric Drug Withdrawal Tapering
-Gender, Oppression, and Trauma
Bookings are closed for this event.