Introduction to Working With Extreme States with Will Hall & Myriam Rahman – CEU’s available

Understanding Extreme States and Psychiatric Diagnosis:

A Process Work Approach

Saturday, February 4th 10am – 4:30 pm
Process Work Institute 2049 NW Hoyt St. Portland, Oregon

Taught by Will Hall MA, Dipl PW and Myriam Rahman MA, Dipl PW

CEU’s available¬†

$60; ($50 before Jan 20th) (please contact myriamrahman@gmail.com regarding scholarships) Space limited. Pre-registration recommended. Please contact portlandhearingvoices@gmail.com to register.

Sponsored by Portland Hearing Voices, www.portlandhearingvoices.net, Mental Health Association of Portland, and National Association of Social Workers РOregon Chapter Mental Health Network.

Process Work sees extreme states as meaningful communication that reveals unique pathways for individual growth and social change. When extreme states of consciousness pose difficult and sometimes life-threatening challenges, they can lead to powerful responses: hospitalization; diagnosis with mental disorder; and an identity of being ill. How does Process Work understand and engage with the psychiatric diagnosis of extreme states?

Using discussion, demonstrations, and experiential exercises, this workshop will provide an introduction to the meaning of words like bipolar, schizophrenia, and psychosis, and explore the place of diagnosis and medications in a Process Oriented approach.

Everyone is invited to this in introductory and inclusive workshop: those interested in Process Work, people with diagnosis, anyone taking or not taking medications, professionals, family members, and the community are all welcome.

About the co-teachers: Will Hall and Myriam Rahman offer a unique personal perspective on Process Work and psychiatric diagnosis from their own experience with hospitalization, diagnosis, and medication.

Will Hall, MA, DiplPW, is a Portland based therapist and facilitator who has recovered from a diagnosis of schizophrenia. Director of Portland Hearing Voices, Will also hosts Madness Radio on KBOO and teaches internationally on new approaches to madness and extreme states. www.willhall.net.

Myriam Rahman, MA, Dipl PW works with individuals, couples and families in her Portland, Oregon private therapy practice. She teaches internationally and is a trainer and consultant for Portland Hearing Voices. Myriam is a survivor of a diagnosis of bipolar disorder w/ psychosis and uses her experience of recovery in her work as a therapist and facilitator.

About Portland Hearing Voices: Founded by schizophrenia survivor Will Hall, Portland Hearing Voices organizes support groups, educational events, training, and counseling resources for people who experience voices, extreme states, visions, and different realities often labeled as psychosis, bipolar, and schizophrenia. (Fiscally sponsored by Mental Health Association of Portland.) www.portlandhearingvoices.net