Unfortunately, at least here in the US, it’s rare for formal education to provide an understanding of “psychosis” that goes beyond a narrow medical model.
That’s why it’s important that more educational courses are being offered online. These usually aren’t for college credit, but many do at least offer continuing education credits for US professionals, and they provide perspectives most often lacking in mainstream approaches.
Here’s just a few examples of the kind a things you might find:
- A free course for family members on how to be supportive
- Courses by experts in hearing voices, including one on how to start a group
- A course on bringing Open Dialogue to the US
- Courses in how to support someone having a spiritual crisis (that might be seen as psychotic)
I’m putting together a page where I’m listing all of the online courses I know of which present a wider understanding of how to help those who experience “psychosis”: you can access that page here.