Richmond Fellowship continues it's tradition of bringing internationally renowned experts in the field of Recovery Training to Western Australia. The line up for 2011 included the following guests. You will find all of the course details for 2012 in our Calendar
Ron is a Mental Health Trainer and Consultant specialising in psychosis prevention and resolution. He has designed training packages to enable voice hearers to gain ascendancy over the negative aspects of the voice hearing experience. His own route to recovery, after spending 13 years in and out of the psychiatric system, has given him many insights into the many difficult issues facing today’s mental health services. Ron has published several books including ‘Politics of the Madhouse’, co-authored ‘Working with Voices’ & ‘Working to Recovery’ and also wrote ‘Recovery an Alien Concept?’ – Ron is now back in his homeland of Scotland after 20 years of self imposed exile!
Karen Taylor is an RMN with 16 years experience in the NHS in England with both older people and adults of working age. She has personal experience of designing, implementing and managing innovative community care services. After leaving the NHS she managed a company ‘Keepwell Ltd’ for 2 years. Whilst there she co-authored the workbook ‘Working to Recovery’ and ran a psychosis resolution service based on Recovery. Karen has also been involved in introducing recovery training into Australia, New Zealand, Palestine, Denmark and Italy as well as throughout the UK. Based in Scotland Karen is also a Director with Ron Coleman in ‘Working to Recovery Limited’.
Jacqui Dillon is the Chair of the National Hearing Voices Network, England, a user led charity which works to promote acceptance and understanding of the experiences of hearing voices, seeing visions, tactile sensations and other sensory experiences. She is an international speaker and trainer specialising in hearing voices, ‘psychosis’ and trauma. Jacqui is a member of the campaign co-ordinating committee for CASL – the Campaign to Abolish the Schizophrenia Label. She is a published writer. Along with Professor Marius Romme and Dr Sandra Escher she is co-author of the forthcoming book: Recovered Voices: An Anthology of 50 Voice Hearers Stories of Recovery.
Dirk has been a social psychiatrist and psychotherapist since 1992. He is educated in Cognitive, Psychodynamic and Systems Therapy, Transactional Analysis and Voice Dialogue work. Since 1992, Dirk has been a Collaborator in the Hearing Voices Project of the University of Maastricht, with Prof. arius Romme and Dr Sandra Escher and is closely involved in working with voice hearers. Dirk developed the Voice Dialogue for Voice Hearers treatment program: ‘Working with Voices’. This research is currently his PhD dissertation topic.
Peter is Chair of Sheffield’s Hearing Voices Network, business manager for Asylum, a magazine for democratic psychiatry, and co-founder of the heffield- based Paranoia Network, a self-help organisation for people experiencing extreme paranoia, aka delusions. Peter is a Trainer and Educator and consultant to UK Mental Health Services (NHS). Peter has a lived experience of recovery from Schizophrenia. Across the UK Peter uses his experiences with madness to provide frank and enlightening training. He shares his experiences, including violence, extreme deterioration and sexual abuse, and how he worked with his voices to recover and join with the world’s leading psychiatric survivor activists.
Is an award winning psychologist currently working on her PhD and also with the Bradford Early Intervention in Psychosis Team (UK). As a past user of psychiatric services, she has a strong interest in promoting tolerance, awareness and positive explanations for mental health issues, and for the last four years has worked in both a clinical and academic capacity to endorse creative, enabling approaches to experiences such as voice-hearing, unusual beliefs and self-injury.