today i went to a fabulous conference on mental health. it was called whose mind is it anyway and was given by people from the charity shine, who run the basement club. there were a couple of really great presenters speaking at it. one presentation was on psychotic symptoms and the treatment of psychosis. another was on open dialogue, which is a relatively new concept in ireland, having been started in finland over 30 years ago. i liked the concept of the open dialogue model. it talks about professionals and clients working in collaboration with one another. with a view to the professional listening, really listening to what the clients experiences are. also the clients social network and family are encouraged to get involved. even other people they might be working with like occupational therapists, psychotherapists etc. it sounds absolutely wonderful in theory. there was a presentation on it if anyone is interested let me know and i can show you the slides. also if your interested in having the powerpoint presentation on psychosis let me know give me your email or send me an email and i can send it to you. overall i thoroughly enjoyed myself today. i got a lot out of going. i learned a lot. there was even time for Q and A at the end. People had some wonderful questions, although I didnt ask any myself.

Author: Carol Anne

I am a woman in my mid 30's. I'm blind and I have dissociative identity disorder, I also have complex PTSD. I blog about my life with these disorders. I live in Ireland.

8 thoughts on “Conference”

  1. That sounds like such a good conference. If I had the money I would go to a conference like that. There is a conference hosted by Ivory Garden that I’ve wanted to go to for so long. It’s a conference all about Dissociative Identity disorder for clients and Professionals. I can’t wait to hear more about this conference.

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    1. I would love to go to the ivory garden conference to, I don’t have the money for a big one though this one was free, I am part of ivory garden my name on there is many of us but I don’t go on very often at least I haven’t been doing it so for awhile xxx


  2. That sounds fabulous indeed! Very interesting. I’ve never been on a conference like that, though I think I’d rally like to.


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