FREE PUBLIC LECTURE ON MENTAL HEALTH
The psychiatrist, the psychologist and the ex patient:
A frank discussion on schizophrenia
Dr Dirk Corstens, Eleanor Longden
and Ron Coleman
Join us for this public lecture from our panel of experts talking about the concept of
schizophrenia and innovative ways to help people, including how to deal with distressing
Our panel work in the UK and around the world sharing their expertise and experience of
helping people who are often considered ‘beyond help’.
Being given the diagnosis of ‘schizophrenia’ can be a life halting experience – come and be
filled with hope as we discuss stories of hope and recovery.
Dr Dirk Corstens
Dirk has been a social psychiatrist since 1992 (The Netherlands). He is educated in cognitive,
psychodynamic and system therapy. Transactional Analysis and voice dialogue work.
Eleanor 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 in mental health issues, and for
the last four years has worked in both clinical and academic capacity to endorse creative, enabling
approaches to experiences such as voice-hearing, unusual beliefs and self-injury.
Ron is an internationally recognised mental health trainer and consultant specialising in recovery and
training. Ron’s own route to recovery after spending 13 years in and out of the psychiatric system has
given him many insights into the numerous difficult issues facing today’s mental health services.
Date: Wednesday, 15 June 2011
Time: Doors open at 6.00pm for 7:00pm start. Close 8.30pm
(Refreshments available for purchase prior to the lecture)
Venue: Octagon Theatre
The University of Western Australia
35 Stirling Highway
Richmond Fellowship of Western Australia acknowledges the support of the Mental Health Commission of
Western Australia and The University of Western Australia in making this free public lecture possible
Please note, I work part time so emails will not be checked each day
Manager of Training & Hearing Voices Network RFWA
BA (hons) Psychology/Communication & Cultural Studies QBE
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