Working with People Who Hear Voices: A Workshop with Ron Coleman

ISPS-US is pleased to present:

Working with People Who Hear Voices:  A Workshop with Ron Coleman

7 PM Thursday April 19, 2012 

Jefferson Market Library 425 Avenue of the Americas @ 10th St. NY, NY 10011

This FREE two-hour workshop is open to anyone but is particularly focused on what individual practitioners/peer support workers can do to help voice hearers be in charge of their voice hearing experience. RSVP is appreciated but not required.

Hearing voices is one of the most common experiences that people diagnosed with a psychotic illness have. Research has shown that many people continue to hear voices even after prolonged use of medication and this has meant that many voice hearers do not get relief from their experiences. The consequence of this is that many people live lives that are low in quality and high in distress. Many professionals are left frustrated when medication does not deliver the desired results.

About the Trainer: Ron Coleman

Ron is a Mental Health Trainer and Consultant specialising in psychosis prevention and resolution. He has designed training packages to enable voice hearers to gain ascendancy over the negative aspects of the voice hearing experience. His own route to recovery, after spending 13 years in and out of the psychiatric system, has given him many insights into the many difficult issues facing today’s mental health services. Ron is also a tireless advocate of recovery through self-help, former national coordinator of Hearing Voices Network (Great Britain), & co-director of Working to Recovery, a mental health resource & training organization based in Scotland. Additionally, Ron has published several books including ‘Politics of the Madhouse’, co-authored ‘Working with Voices’ & ‘Working to Recovery’ and also wrote ‘Recovery an Alien Concept?’ that will be available for purchase. For more info visit:

About the Sponsor: ISPS-US

ISPS-US is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote the appropriate use of psychotherapy and psychological treatments for those suffering from psychotic disorders; to promote research into individual, family, group psychological therapies, preventive measures and other psychosocial programs for those with psychotic disorders; and to advance education, training and knowledge of mental health professionals in the psychological therapies and psychosocial interventions in the treatment and prevention of psychotic mental disorders for the public benefit regardless of race, religion, gender or socio-economic status. For more info visit:

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