Hearing Distressing Voices Workshop

Developing Empathy for the Lived Experience of Psychiatric Disability: A Simulation of Hearing Distressing Voices, is a 2-hour workshop on February 14, 1pm, developed by Pat Deegan, Ph.D., where participants listen to a recorded lecture by Dr. Deegan about the experience of hearing voices, and then listen to a specially designed audiotape that simulates the experience of hearing voices that are distressing. While listening to the voices, participants undertake a series of mock tasks/activities including cognitive testing, social interaction in a community setting, a psychiatric emergency room interview and day treatment activities group. Through the simulation experience participants increase their understanding of the lived-experience of psychiatric disability and increase empathy for those who struggle with it, and the impact their involvement/intervention can have on a voice-hearing person.

Learn about the types and varieties of voice hearing experiences; increasing empathy and understanding of the experience of hearing distressing voices; more effective ways of helping people who hear distressing voices. 

Presented by Luciann Stalzer, LMHC, LPC, Regional Advocacy Specialist, OMH Long Island Field Office.

RSVP with Yvonne Lyon as space is limited.

February 14, 2017 at 1:00pm - 3pm
Mental Health Association of Nassau County
16 Main St
2nd Floor Training Room
Hempstead, NY 11550
United States
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