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Understanding & Working With Voices, Paranoia, & Trauma - A Social & Biographical Approach

The Volunteer Services Council of the San Antonio State Hospital & the Western Massachusetts Recovery Learning Community

Monday, April 20, 2020 at 9:00 AM - Wednesday, April 22, 2020 at 5:00 PM (CDT)

Understanding & Working With Voices, Paranoia, &...

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The Volunteer Services Council Of the

San Antonio State Hospital

 

&

 

Western Massachusetts

Recovery Learning Community

 

 

PRESENTS from the United Kingdom ….

 

 

Peter Bullimore &

Kate Crawford

  

UNDERSTANDING &

WORKING WITH

 

VOICES, PARANOIA &

TRAUMA

 

A Social & Biographical Approach

 ______________________________

 

April 20th - 22nd, 2020

 

Embassy Suites Brooks Hotel & Spa

 

San Antonio, Texas

 

 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

 

Continental Breakfast & Lunch

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 A 3-Day Conference for clinicians and people who work with individuals with lived experience of hearing voices, problematic thoughts, beliefs and paranoia, in a clinical capacity or setting (Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Social Workers, Nurses, Nursing/Medical Students, Law Enforcement , Certified Peer Workers, HVN Facilitators)

 

Day 1   Understanding & Working with Voices

Day 2  Working through Paranoia & Making Sense of Unusual Beliefs

Day 3   Working with Childhood Trauma & Abuse

 

This 3-Day conference will give insight and education on working with persons who experience hearing voices, have unusual beliefs, paranoia and trauma, and, breakdown the social taboos associated with these experiences. The event will:

 

Promote a critical and thoughtful perspective on traditional ways of understanding voices, paranoia and   unusual beliefs and explore the connection between trauma and these experiences.
* Examine the evidence-based trauma and abuse studies of Jansen, Bennington, Whitfield & Spitaro.
* Raise awareness to the diversity of voices, visions, and similar experiences.
* Change the assumptions and challenge negative stereotypes, stigma and discrimination.
* Help create more spaces for people of all ages and backgrounds to talk freely about their trauma, voices, unusual beliefs, paranoia and similar sensory experiences.
* Raise awareness of a range of different ways to understand and manage these experiences.
* Encourage a more positive response and approach to these experiences in healthcare settings and community.


 Continuing Education Credit for Multiple Disciplines will be provided for the Conference

CME/CE Credit information & request form will be emailed after registration

*State Rate Discount Available for Room Accommodations


Please e-mail us with any questions @

 

bullimore.texas.2020@gmail.com

 

About Peter Bullimore

Peter Bullimore is a voice hearer who spent ten years in the psychiatric system. He recovered through learning holistic approaches and with support from the Hearing Voices Network. Peter now teaches on hearing voices and paranoia internationally, facilitates a support group in Sheffield, runs a training and consulting agency, and is a founding member of the National Paranoia Network. He teaches at the University of Manchester where he is also carrying out research into collaborative work between voluntary sector organizations and the university, and what recovery means from a service user’s perspective.

Peter is the author of A Village Called Pumpkin, a children's book, and co-authored the workbook Asking the Questions with Paul Hammersley and John Read, a guidebook about childhood trauma.

Peter has delivered teaching and workshops on holistic approaches to understanding and working with voices and paranoia for fifteen years throughout England, Scotland, Ireland North and South, Wales, Denmark, Holland, Belgium, Greece, Australia, New Zealand, USA, CZ Republic, and Italy.

Peter wrote the Maastricht Interview for Problematic Thoughts, Beliefs & Paranoia with Professor Marius Romme, MD, PhD and Sandra Escher, Ph.D. in the Netherlands. He delivers teaching on hearing voices and paranoia internationally and has set up four Maastricht Alternative Approach Centers in the United Kingdom. These centres have been sponsored by the NHS and they now have a National Centre.

A guest lecturer at eleven Universities in the United Kingdom, Peter Bullimore is the 2019 recipient of the Team Award Advanced Practice Interventions in Mental Health for his work teaching second and third year nursing students on the history of schizophrenia, hearing voices and paranoia and the Maastricht Interview for hearing voices which has now been implemented as curriculum in the BA Nursing Programs at Manchester, Cork & Dublin Universities.

 

 About Kate Crawford

Kate Crawford, a voice hearer since the age of four who suffered trauma from abuse as a child,speaks internationally about her personal journey from trauma to recovery which began after she was introduced to a Hearing Voices Group. She talks about the impact of services on voice hearers and what it is like to be a parent who hears voices. She also speaks about the impact of services on children of voice hearers. Kate identifies practices that helped her family and has been delivering international training on how to use the Maastricht interview for over six years with Peter Bullimore. Kate currently works in four universities training students on strategies for helping their clients cope with voices and teaches professionals internationally on effective ways of approaching people with mental health issues related to hearing voices, paranoia and sexual abuse.


Have questions about Understanding & Working With Voices, Paranoia, & Trauma - A Social & Biographical Approach? Contact The Volunteer Services Council of the San Antonio State Hospital & the Western Massachusetts Recovery Learning Community

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Embassy Suites by Hilton San Antonio Brooks Hotel & Spa
7610 South New Braunfels Avenue
San Antonio, TX 78235

Monday, April 20, 2020 at 9:00 AM - Wednesday, April 22, 2020 at 5:00 PM (CDT)


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The Volunteer Services Council of the San Antonio State Hospital & the Western Massachusetts Recovery Learning Community

The Volunteer Services Council (VSC) of the San Antonio State Hospital is a state-chartered, 501(c)3, not-for-profit organization. The Council was incorporated in 1955 with assistance from the Modernist Round Table of the Woman’s Club of San Antonio.The VSC's primary mission is to improve the quality of life and enhance the well-being of patients receiving treatment at the San Antonio State Hospital.

The Western Mass Recovery Learning Community (RLC) supports healing and empowerment for our broader communities and people who have been impacted by psychiatric diagnosis, trauma, extreme states, homelessness, problems with substances, and other life-interrupting challenges through:

  • Peer-to-peer support & genuine human relationships
  • Alternative Healing Practices
  • Learning Opportunities
  • Advocacy

Essential to our work is recognizing and undoing systemic injustices such as racism, sexism, ableism, transphobia, transmisogyny, and psychiatric oppression.

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