This training will introduce the Hearing Voices Network approach which has been practiced worldwide for 26 years but has only recently reached the USA. The presenters, both voice-hearers, will share their stories and the liberating impact of the Network approach. There will be didactic material on voice hearing as well as some of the research base for it. Theory will be applied to examples, including those shared by participants in the training. Voice hearers as “experts by experience” and the power of peer support will be emphasized as well as partnering with mental health professionals. Examples of voice profiling and voice dialogue will be shared.
1. Identify the 3 phases of voice hearing and approaches useful for each.
2. Identify 2 differences between a recovery approach and a medical model approach to voices.
3. Describe the impact and effects of stigma and discrimination on voice hearers and on society
4. Explain the value of accepting voices and changing one’s relationship with them.
5. Explain the “trauma link.”
This introductory level course, is designed for persons with lived experience of hearing voices as well as staff and others supporting their recovery.
Participants must attend entire presentation and complete a course evaluation in order to receive credits.