Understanding Psychiatric Medications: A Harm Reduction Approach
Sunday, October 21, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Process Work Institute, 2049 NW Hoyt St. Portland
with Will Hall MA, Dipl PW
$120 ($108 before Oct. 8th)
Space limited; pre-registration recommended
Scholarship info: firstname.lastname@example.org
5.75 CEUs available for this workshop
How can anti-psychotics, anti-depressants, mood stabilizers, and other drugs be used wisely? What are the risks and benefits? How can we collaborate effectively with prescribers, and what about reducing and withdrawal from medications? Come learn a pragmatic harm reduction approach that is neither pro- nor anti- medication, but instead based in mental diversity. Everyone is welcome: professionals, survivors, students, family, and anyone taking or not taking medications.
Will Hall, MA, DiplPW, is a therapist who has himself recovered from a diagnosis of schizophrenia and now teaches internationally. Director of Portland Hearing Voices and host of KBOO’s Madness Radio, Will has written in the Journal of Best Practices in Mental Health and in the upcoming Oxford University Press Modern Community Mental Health Work. He is author of the Harm Reduction Guide to Coming Off Psychiatric Drugs, used widely in the peer recovery movement.http://www.willhall.net.
Co-Sponsored by: Process Work Institute, Portland Hearing Voices, Mental Health Association of Portland, and Empowerment Initiatives