Symposium on Psychosis

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This one-day symposium will enable behavioral health care providers, medical providers, human services professionals, individuals in recovery and their families, academics, and stakeholders to support those with psychosis live well. This recovery-oriented symposium consists of a keynote speaker who has lived experience with psychosis, a panel discussion on early intervention services, as well as six workshops led by experts on a range of topics including cognitive behavioral therapy for psychosis, psychopharmacological interventions, and Supported Education and Employment. Join us for this innovative day of learning and dialogue about psychosis—the first to be offered in the Greater Capital Region.

Part 1: Living with Psychosis
Friday, September 22
8:30 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Franklin Terrace Ballroom
126 Campbell Ave, Troy, NY 12180

$60 for Part 1 (includes continental breakfast and lunch) 
Register for both Part 1 and Part 2 by September 22 for $80

Part 2: Hearing Voices: An Experiential Learning Workshop
Friday, October 27
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (If demand warrants, a 1:00 p.m. workshop will be added)
Sidney Albert Training and Research Institute (SATRI)
60 Academy Rd, Albany, NY 12208 
The workshop is limted to 40 participants.

In this 3 hour workshop, participants will learn about the experience of hearing distressing voices through didactics and using headphones to listen to a specially designed recording. During this simulated experience of hearing voices, participants undertake a series of tasks including social interaction in the community, and mock psychiatric interview. The simulation experience is followed by a debriefing and discussion period. Watch a video clip of Pat Deegan, the developer of the hearing voices simulation, describing the process.

*Please note that this training is not recommended for individuals who hear voices as the simulation experience can be triggering.

Cost: $25 
$20 if you register for both Part 1 and Part 2 by September 22