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Speakers Bureau

Ronald Bassman, PhD

  • Name

    Ron Bassman, PhD

  • About

    Psychiatric Survivor | Licensed Psychologist | Challenging Medical Diagnostic Approach to Anomalous Experiences.

  • Topics / Expertise

    Family support to avoid entry into becoming a chronic mental patient. Psychotherapy with psychosis. The Inviting Lure of Mental Illness - invited book chapter. Cross disability alliances. Resilience - Empathy & Compassion. Autobiography; "A Fight To Be: A Psychologist's Experience from Both Sides of the Locked Door"

  • Bio

    Ron Bassman, as a 22 year old, was involuntarily committed to a psychiatric institution for 6 months where he was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia and subjected to massive doses of medication along with a combined series of 40 insulin induced comas and electroshock. Three years later when he became stronger, he returned to Graduate school, earned his PhD in psychology and became a licensed psychologist. His written works include the book A Fight to Be: Experiences from Both Sides of the Locked Door. An article he wrote, Never Give Up, published in the peer reviewed journal Psychosis was voted by subscribers to be the best article of 2012. His current work centers on community inclusion and social justice.

  • Travel

    Yes - Domestic and International

Sample Article(s)

  • Article in Psychosis: Psychological, Social and Integrative Approaches