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Life History and Voices: An Introduction to the Maastricht Approach

Format Workshop
Presenters Prof Marius Romme and Dr Sandra Escher
Description Many clinicians currently practicing have been taught not to engage directly with people regarding the meaning and content of their voice hearing experience. The Maastricht approach represents a paradigm shift regarding voice hearing. This approach is based on the premise that there is a relationship between the life history of the voice hearer and the onset of voices. This workshop will review the research base for the Maastricht approach; explore the relationship between voices and significant life events; introduce participants to the Maastricht Hearing Voices Interview as a tool for exploring and making sense of the voice hearing experience; introduce participants to the systematic use of the interview, the report and construct, and their contribution to a support/recovery plan.
About the presenter(s) Psychiatrist Marius Romme and Researcher Sandra Escher have led the development of the Maastricht approach for over 20 years. Their work, with the contribution of voice hearers, has led to an international network of peer and professional support.
Location NSW Metro, Australia
Venue St Vincent's Inner City Health Program, O'Brien Centre
Cnr Burton and Victoria St, Darlinghurst

Please contact the event organiser to confirm if this venue is wheelchair accessible
Start/End Date 5 Dec 2012
Time 9:30 am- 4:30pm
Cost $220.00
Notes This is the first visit to Australia by Prof Romme and Dr Escher - numbers are limited for this workshop. Presented with support from Hearing Voices Network NSW and St Vincent's Inner City Mental Health. See website for flyer and application form.
Organiser Hearing Voices Network, insideout and associates, St Vincent's Inner City Health Program
Contact Name Michelle Everett
Telephone 0435 348 168