Rethinking Consumer Empowerment (and Systems Change) Through the Lessons of Self-Directed Care
By Nev Jones, Ph.D.
In an important and provocative study reported in this issue of Psychiatric Services, Cook and colleagues detail findings stemming from a rigorous and well-powered investigation of self-directed care for adults with serious mental illness living in Texas. The investigators found significant improvements in multiple key domains, including recovery, self-esteem, coping, autonomy support, and employment and education, all at no additional cost.
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Corinita Reyes has been knocking down barriers for most of her young life.
“My mother had me at age 17 and my biological father wanted a son, not a daughter, so I never met him,” Corinita said. “At the age of 10, many life changes happened at once from moving out of a community where I felt at home, to losing a father figure, to my mother’s boyfriend moving in with us and taking the role of my stepdad.”
Corinita, now 27, described how she struggled with these changes, but buried those struggles deep inside, sharing them with no one.
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Charlie is a well-spoken psychologist from England who specializes in Compassion for Voices and Compassion Focused Therapy for Psychosis.
Please see the interview Psychosis Summit did with him last year:
This is his office website: http://compassionatementalhealth.co.uk/speaker/charlie_heriot_maitland
Here is a link to a 5 minute film on Compassion for Voices:
SBPR is co-sponsoring an all day workshop at Stanford for voice hearers, family members, and clinicians on Oct 13.
There will also be a Psychosis Education Day at Stanford on Oct 19 .
Register today for NAMI’s Ask the Expert Webinar: Skills You Can Use to Support a Loved One Experiencing Psychosis on Friday, March 22 from 4:00–5:30 p.m. EST
Speaker: Dr. Kate Hardy, Clin.Psych.D
This webinar will explain how Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for psychosis (CBTp) can effectively support loved ones experiencing psychosis. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for psychosis (CBTp) is an evidence-based intervention recommended as a complementary treatment for psychosis. This webinar will provide an overview of this therapy, discuss its key skills and explore how family members may draw upon these skills to support their loved one.
To read more and register here
If you missed it search for it in the NAMI Ask the Expert archive here
Frontline: Right to Fail
produced by Tom Jennings • Joaquin Sapien, In partnership with: ProPublica
Thousands of New Yorkers with severe mental illnesses won the chance to live independently in supported housing, following a 2014 federal court order. FRONTLINE and ProPublica investigate what’s happened to people moved from adult homes into apartments and find more than two dozen cases in which the system failed, sometimes with deadly consequences.
See full film here