The topic of the conference is - Alternatives to Biological Psychiatry: If we don't medicate, what do we do?
Members of ISEPP and other mental health advocacy and support groups will be focusing on best practices for mental health treatment and promoting safe, humane, life-enhancing approaches for helping people diagnosed with symptoms of mental illnesses.
Such approaches include: various kinds of psychotherapy, nutrition and naturopathy, exercise, meditation and yoga, and also approaches that use safe houses like the Soteria House along with the use family dialogue and reflection.
Featured speakers are Robert Whitaker, author of Anatomy of an Epidemic: Magic Bullets, Psychiatric Drugs and the Astonishing Rise of Mental Illness in America and Thomas Szasz, author of The Myth of Mental Illness.
The conference will also include critiques of biological psychiatry, i.e. the belief that mental disorders are caused by biochemical and genetic dynamics and that psychotropic drugs and electroshock should be primary modalities of treatment.
The ISEPP Conferences are a major outlet for cutting-edge information in mental health.
You can learn more about the conference and register for it by going to http://www.PsychIntegrity.org and clicking on the "2011 Conference" link.
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The International Society for Ethical Psychology and Psychiatry is a nonprofit organization acting as a vast network of professionals and individuals concerned with the impact of mental health theories and practices.
We are primarily a network of professionals and individuals concerned with the impact of mental health theories upon public policy, therapeutic practices, individual well-being, and personal freedom. Our varied membership includes psychiatrists, psychologists, professional clinical counselors, academic researchers, educators, lawyers, psychiatric survivors, concerned family members, other mental health professionals, and advocates.
Our annual conferences are a major outlet for cutting-edge information in mental health.