Note: This webinar was held on June 7th, 2017
A recorded video of the webinar is now available online.
Note: This lecture does not currently provide continuing education.
About this Webinar
This 90-minute webinar on antipsychotic withdrawal is taught by Olga Runciman, the first and only psychologist in private practice in Denmark to specialize in psychosis. Olga is a co-founder of the Danish Hearing Voices network and the new International Institute for Psychiatric Drug Withdrawal. She is currently finishing her three year open dialog education as a family therapist.
As a psychologist in Denmark, she has helped many taper off or withdraw from their psychiatric drugs and has built up extensive everyday knowledge on how to best help people who wish to do this. In her seminars on this topic, she also draws on her personal experience of having withdrawn from antipsychotic medication.
Olga views mental distress from a post-psychiatric view point and does not believe there is a correct way to frame madness. She believes in opening up spaces where other perspectives can assume a valid role and does not seek to find solutions within psychiatry. Instead she advocates we should be moving beyond psychiatry, encouraging an acceptance that not all human problems can be grasped in a modernist technological manner.
This course does not provide medical advice. Personal decisions about medication use, for any condition, should be made in consultation with health professionals.
Who should attend this webinar
This course is designed to educate mental health professionals (psychologists, social workers, licensed professional counselors, marriage and family therapists, nurses, psychiatrists, and peer service and support workers) as well as the general public.
Olga Runciman is the first and only psychologist in private practice in Denmark to specialize in psychosis. She is an international trainer and speaker, writer, campaigner, and artist. She is a co-founder of the Danish Hearing Voices network and the new International Institute for Psychiatric Drug Withdrawal. She is a board member for a variety of organizations including Intervoice, Mad in America, The Danish Psychosocial Rehabilitation organization and others. She is currently finishing her three year open dialog education as a family therapist.