Upcoming and Past Events

Upcoming Events

September 3rd, 2018
Bradford, UK
Soteria UK
Facilitator, “Routes to Liberation from Psychiatric Drug Dependence

September 6th, 2018
London, UK
A Disorder 4 Everyone
Speaker and Facilitator, “Challenging the culture of psychiatric diagnosis: Exploring trauma informed, non pathologising alternatives including The HER Model & The Power Threat Meaning Framework

October 9-11, 2018
Montevideo, Uruguay
Latin American Network on Human Rights and Mental Health
Speaker and Workshop Facilitator, II Encuentro Latinoamericano de DDHH y Salud Mental

October 19-21, 2018
Toronto, Ontario
International Society for Annual Psychology and Psychiatry Annual Conference

October 29-November 1, 2018
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Details to come

November 10th, 2018
Philadelphia, PA
The International Society for Psychological and Social Approaches to Psychosis
Panelist, “The Process, Practice, and Provocation of Discontinuing or Deprescribing Psychiatric Medication”, ISPS-US Annual Conference

Selection of Past Events

August 2nd, 2018
Washington, DC
Alternatives Conference 2018 National Coalition on Mental Health Recovery
Keynote Speaker, “The Power of the Local: Building a Future Beyond the Mental Health System, One Grassroots Community at a Time”

June 18th, 2018
Gothenberg, Sweden
Extended Family Room Foundation
Facilitator, One-day Learning Intensive on Psychiatric Drug Withdrawal

June 14th, 2018
Copenhagen, Denmark
Nordic Cochrane Centre
Speaker, Research Seminar on Antidepressants

May 30-June 2, 2018
Brasilia, Brazil
ABRASME’s 6th Annual Brazilian Mental Health Conference
Keynote Speaker, Panelist, Workshop Co-Facilitator

May 28, 2018
Rio de Janeiro
Presentation on Layperson Psychiatric Drug Tapering

May 19-20, 2018
Hamilton, Ontario
Canadian Unitarian Council Conference: An Invitation to Love and Justice
Workshop Co-Facilitator

May 15, 2018
Worcester, MA
Committee for Public Counsel Services (CPCS) Annual Conference
Presenter, “The Next Recovery Frontier: Slow and Safer Withdrawal from Antipsychotic Medications”

April 27-28, 2018
Rocky Hill, CT
Advocacy Unlimited
Karuna Conference 2018: Panelist and Breakout Presenter

December 8, 2017
Holyoke, MA
1/2 Day Workshop: Psychiatric Drug Withdrawal 101
(Sponsored by the Western Mass Recovery Learning Community)

November 16, 2017
Los Angeles, CA
University of California, Los Angeles
Mental Health and Public Child Welfare Lecture series, Keynote Talk

November 14, 2017
San Francisco, CA
1/2 Day Workshop with Dina Tyler: Off Our Meds: An Honest Conversation about Psychiatric Drug Withdrawal

October 31-November 1, 2017
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
FIOCRUZ Conference
Keynote Speaker, Panelist

October 27, 2017
Tallahassee, FL
Florida State University
Keynote Speaker, Critical Thinking and Civil Discourse About Social Problems conference

October 9-13, 2017
Berlin, Germany
World Psychiatric Assocation Annual Conference
Panelist, Psychiatric drug withdrawal

September 20-22, 2017
Holyoke, MA
3-day workshop, Psychiatric drug withdrawal
(Sponsored by the Western Mass Recovery Learning Community)

April 21, 2017
Hartford, CT
Advocacy Unlimited
Workshop, Psychiatric drug withdrawal

October 7-9th, 2016
Portland, Oregon
International Society for Ethical Psychiatry and Psychology Annual Conference                           Panelist on psychiatric drug withdrawal

August 26, 2016
Camp Verde, Arizona
Mental Health Coalition Verde Valley
Panelist, 2016 Mental Health Summit– Latest Truths and Treatments

November 16th, 2015
Anchorage, Alaska
1-Day Workshop, Is it Me or My Meds? An exploratory workshop about psychiatric drugs

November 12th, 2015
Anchorage, Alaska
Anchorage Museum
Talk, Recovering Myself: A talk about journeying through the mental health system and coming back to oneself, sponsored by the Law Project for Psychiatric Rights

October 16-18, 2015
Gothenburg, Sweden
Driving Us Crazy Film Festival
Panel, A conversation with journalist Åsa Moberg (Sweden), Mette Ellingsdalen (Norway), Olga Runciman (Denmark), and Laura Delano, USA

October 11, 2015
Newton, MA
International Society for Ethical Psychology and Psychiatry Annual Conference
Panel, What Comes First? Envisioning Change, a Thrice Told View

July 5-10, 2015
Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada
Université de Moncton
Summer Course on the Rights of the Child
Talk, The Right to Be Human: Personal and Political Implications of the
Medicalization of Childhood

November 21, 2014
Hartford, CT, 1-3PM
Talk at Advocacy Unlimited’s Pro-Healing Rally

November 14-16, 2014
Los Angeles, CA
Plenary Talk, International Society for Ethical Psychology and Psychiatry conference, UCLA
Reclaiming Humanity: Building a Post-Psychiatry, Post-“Mental Health” World

June 22nd, 2014
Cork, Ireland, 7PM
Talk at MindFreedom Ireland Documentary launch 

June 25th-27th, 2014
INTAR Conference, Liverpool, UK
Workshop with Peter Stastny, Organized Self-Help and Mutual Support as Alternatives to the Traditional Mental Health System: Lessons from History and Promising Directions

June 30th, 2014
Sharing Voices Bradford, Bradford, UK, 2-5PM
Talk and Public Dialogue, Sharing Experiences of Medication

May 5th, 2014
New York, NY
Protest Speech at the annual protest of the American Psychiatric Association

April 26th, 2014
Vancouver, BC
Paper delivered at Simon Fraser University’s International Conference on Intersectionality, “Intersectionality, Sanism, and the Psychiatric-Pharmaceutical Industrial Complex”

April 27th, 2014
Vancouver, BC
Workshop, Coming off Psychiatric Drugs, Cultivating Effective Advocacy, and Building Community Spaces for Withdrawal

November 1st-3rd, 2013
Greensboro, North Carolina
International Society for Ethical Psychology and Psychiatry Annual Conference
Talk and workshop, Reflections on an Adolescence and Young Adulthood under Psychiatry’s Spell, and How I Woke Up

October 2nd, 2013
Utica, New York
It’s All About Childhood & Family Conference
Talk, Rethinking Mental Health: A New Perspective on Improving Social-Emotional, Behavioral, and Mental Wellness

September 28th, 2013
Hartford, Connecticut
National Association for Rights, Protection, and Advocacy (NARPA) Annual Conference
Workshop with Susan Stefan, JD, Suicide and “Risk Assessment” in the Emergency Room: Bridging the Gap Between Policymakers, Researchers, and Suicide Attempt Survivors
to Explore What Helps and What Doesn’t

July 28th, 2013
Vancouver, BC
Talk, Suffering and the Human Spirit : Making Meaning of Emotional Pain Beyond the Language of ‘Mental Health’

July 29th, 2013
Vancouver, BC
Screening of Daniel Mackler’s Coming off Psych Drugs : A Meeting of the Minds 

July 30th, 2013, 10AM-4PM
Vancouver, BC
Workshop, Is it Me or My Meds?  Finding Oneself Beyond Psychiatry and reconnecting to our Human Spirit

October 6th, 2012
New York, NY
Protest Speech given at Occupy the American Psychiatric Association, New York, NY

May 5th, 2012
New York, NY
Protest Speech given at Occupy the American Psychiatric Association, Philadelphia, PA

June 10th-12th, 2011
Beverly, MA
National Empowerment Center’s “Creating Connections Through Dialogue” Conference
Talk, Losing Labels to Find Ourselves: Leaving Behind DSM Language to Discover Who We Really Are

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