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Annoucing Pat Deegan, PhD as 2023 Conference Keynote!

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We are thrilled to announce that the renowned movement leader Pat Deegan, Ph.D., will be one of this year's distinguished keynote speakers at our upcoming conference, Humanity in Solidarity: Sharing the Journey Through Psychosis & Extreme States.

Dr. Deegan's legacy and continued path of innovation promise an engaging and enlightening keynote address. We are excited to have her join us for what is sure to be a weekend of incredible growth and connection.

More about Pat

Patricia E. Deegan, Ph.D., is a founder of Pat Deegan & Associates. For over 30 years, Pat has been a thought leader and disruptive innovator in the field of behavioral health recovery. Pat founded a company run by and for people in recovery. The mission: To safeguard human dignity by bringing individual voice and choice to the center of the clinical care team. Toward this end, she developed Pat Deegan’s Recovery Approach that includes the award-winning CommonGround software, Medication Empowerment, Certified Personal Medicine Coaching, the online Recovery Library, the CommonGround Academy for peers and practitioners, and the Hearing Distressing Voices Simulation. Since 2009 Pat has worked as a consultant helping to develop and evolve the OnTrackNY model for coordinated specialty care teams for young folks experiencing early psychosis. Pat is an activist in the disability rights movement and has lived her own journey of recovery after being diagnosed with schizophrenia as a teenager. She has held a number of academic appointments, has numerous publications, and has carried a message of hope for recovery to audiences around the world. She received her doctorate in clinical psychology from Duquesne University.