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Excellence is neutral territory – where all of us can meet for discussion – for understanding one another, nothing compares to meeting face-to-face.

We sponsor symposia to build new mental health protocols, treatment strategies and a new standard of care focused on long-term recovery. We help other groups come together in a spirit of neutrality by providing event planning and fiscal agency services. Rising above the politicization of issues ensures that our philanthropists are effective in helping the mental health care community move towards viable solutions.


IPS logoIntentional Peer Support Train-The-Trainer

May 7-11, 2018, Portland Oregon

Are you interested in becoming designated to pass along the IPS Core Content within your local organization and community?

Intentional Peer Support is hosting a 5-day Train-The-Trainer in the suburb of Hillsboro near Portland, Oregon USA from May 7th – 11th.

There is limited availability, so please register early. The first round of accepted applicants will be notified by March 23rd.

Payment is not required at the time of application. For information and applications, please visit IntentionalPeerSupport.org/Portland

 


Open Dialogue Foundation Training, Tacoma WA

Commencing November 2018. Application deadline June 30.
Cost: $249

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At the Center for Dialog & Resolution, Tacoma, Washington for mental health teams, independent practitioners and peers

This programme has been developed over the past 8 years, and is now the most widely used Open Dialogue foundation training internationally. It was originally developed by Volkmar Aderhold and others, based on extensive clinical experience and several visits to study the Open Dialogue service in Western Lapland. It has been refined over the years, based on the experience of what has seemed most effective, having been run extensively in Germany, and also in Switzerland, the US, the UK and Australia. It provides a thorough grounding in the practice of facilitating Open Dialogue network meetings.

This course has been at the heart of the development of the Parachute Project in New York City, along with Intentional Peer Support training programmes. Clinicians and peers working in mobile crisis teams and respite centres across four of New York’s boroughs undertook the training, led by Volkmar and Petra Hohn, as part of a systematic redevelopment of community mental health services in the city.

It has been run twice in the UK, including teams from several NHS Trusts, as well as those working in public services internationally, independent practitioners and peers. It was also the training chosen for the Queensland Peer Supported Open Dialogue project.

The training in Tacoma will be led by Nick Putman, founder of Open Dialogue UK, with Mia Kurtti and Anni Haase from the Open Dialogue service in Western Lapland, along with Alita Markus and additional Open Dialogue trainers. 4 trainers will be present on every day of the programme, to facilitate small groups, and enhance the quality of the training experience.

This a unique opportunity to learn from those who are involved in the development of the Open Dialogue approach in several international locations.

 


 

Families Healing Together Online Education & Support

Recovering Our Families Class begins May 15.
Cost: $249

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This fully facilitated, interactive 8-week course helps individuals and families transform and heal from the emotional distress associated with trauma and challenges that may be associated with diagnoses such as schizophrenia, major depression, bipolar, anxiety and other disorders.

Family recovery education and support have been shown to dramatically improve the quality of life for all family members—those in active distress and the family as a whole. In fact, family education and support can reduce relapse and re-hospitalization rates by as much as 75 percent, according to studies compiled by the Office of Mental Health Research and Training at the University of Kansas.

Families Healing Together is a partnership between Family Outreach and Response and Practice Recovery.

 


Preventing Overdiagnosis Conference 2018

August 20-22, Copenhagen
Cost: £405

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Copenhagen will have the honour of hosting the 6th international conference on Preventing Overdiagnosis. Our aim is to facilitate a movement toward responsible global solutions for preventing overdiagnosis and overuse.

Preventing Overdiagnosis covers how physicians, researchers and patients can implement solutions to the problems of overdiagnosis and overuse in the healthcare system using evidence available and that currently being generated. Delegates learn how to avoid waste, use best practice when communicating and engaging with patients and the public, and achieve a better understanding of the benefits of shared decision making within the constraints of modern practice.

Conference partners include The BMJ, Oxford University, the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine, Consumer Reports, Wiser Healthcare,  and The Dartmouth Institute.


Online Continuing Education CoursesMIACE-logo

Mad in America Continuing Education believes that the current drug-based paradigm of care has failed our society, and that scientific research, as well as the lived experience of those who have been diagnosed with a psychiatric disorder, points to the need for profound change. Its courses are integral to promoting such change. They are taught by leading researchers and practitioners in the field, provide a scientific critique of the existing paradigm of care, and tell of alternative approaches that could serve as the foundation for a new paradigm, one that de-emphasizes the use of psychiatric medications, particularly over the long-term.

New Continuing Ed Course On Psychiatric Drug Withdrawal In Progress

A 7-episode series of webinars features presentations by “experts by lived experience,” psychiatrists, and other professionals to answer: What do we know about withdrawal from psychiatric medications?

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