The M.O.D.E.R.N Voice Hearer: An innovative approach for people who experience distressing voices

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Thursday February 4th 2016, 7-9pm

Sunnyvale Community Center, Recreation Center Building, Community Room,  550 E. Remington Dr, Sunnyvale, California

The presentation slidesThe MODERN voice hearing South Bay SF FV

 

The M.O.D.E.R.N Voice Hearer: An innovative approach for people who experience distressing voices presented by Debra Lampshire

Description:  Ms Debra Lampshire has heard voices since childhood and spent several decades in Mental Institutions.  She discovered a way of getting her voices under control and reclaimed her life, leaving mental health services behind. Her approach has now been adopted by mainstream Mental Health Services in New Zealand and in this presentation she will discuss her approach to dealing with distressing voices and also the current Mental Health environment with an emphasis on Recovery

Bio:  Debra has an extensive background as a mental health educator and as consultant providing Service User advisory services. Debra is also Project Manager for the psychological interventions for enduring mental illness project in Auckland district health board. Debra developed the consumer-clinician alliance to co-facilitate therapeutic groups for people who hear distressing voices and training to clinical staff in her innovative and internationally renowned approach to voice hearing.

Debra is a Professional Teaching Fellow with The University of Auckland’s Centre for Mental Health Research in the school of nursing, and travels internationally for conferences, teaching and presenting her publications. Debra has transferred her own 30 years of the lived experience of recovery, voice hearing and the shared experiences of the consumers she has worked with into a wealth of knowledge that is collaborative, interactive and empowering.  She is the current Chairperson for ISPS -NZ.

 

This event is free of charge. The South Bay Project Resource welcomes families, peers, mental health professionals, and anyone interested in psychosis, voice hearing, or mental health.
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