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CBT for Psychosis: An Online Course
Addressing Spiritual Issues Within Treatment for Psychosis and Bipolar – An Online Course
Working with Trauma, Dissociation, and Psychosis: CBT and Other Approaches to Understanding and Recovery
Learn practical ways to understand and work with troubled and “psychotic” responses to trauma and abuse through this online course.
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LCSW specializing in cognitive behavioral therapy for psychosis, educator, blogger, activist working toward a new paradigm that supports possible full recovery
Talking with voices begins to get a more traditional research backing... There will be pros and cons to this as it will need to conform to more medical frameworks to get 'gold standard' journals approval https://www.madinamerica.com/2022/12/talking-voices-therapeutic-approach-shows-promise/
‘I’ll have this kind of like forever thing.’ Young people’s accounts of getting the diagnosis of ‘bipolar disorder’ - and feeling unable to escape the shadow the label cast over their lives. Heartbreaking. @MITUKteam https://www.madintheuk.com/2022/11/young-people-bipolar-disorder-diagnosis/
This article raises some interesting questions. I appreciated the story about the guy who felt his realization of the secrets of existence was going to make reality disappear - what if he was really on to something?
After almost three years, I worked up the nerve to write about more challenging aspects of my psilocybin experiences. If psychedelics are going to "claim" the mystical, they must also reckon with how transcendence can undo us. https://bulletin.hds.harvard.edu/a-theological-reckoning-with-bad-trips/
Today with @UMHANUK we shared our work with university students who hear voices. Check out this short animation we made with student voice hearers, @StudentMindsOrg & @ChocolateFilms highlighting some unhelpful responses & what might have helped instead🙂
This was hard to write. I wrote for Aeon on seeing mental illness as purposeful, not pathological, and about the experiences with my dad that led to this shift. I’m grateful to Christian Jarrett @psych_writer for careful editing. Comments open https://aeon.co/essays/evidence-grows-that-mental-illness-is-more-than-dysfunction
A Dialogue on Psychosis and Trauma https://www.psychiatrictimes.com/view/a-dialogue-on-psychosis-and-trauma via @psychtimes