Hearing Voices: The Value of “Experts-by-Experience”
Thursday, July 22
1:30 - 3pm EDT, 10:30 - Noon PDT, 6:30 - 8 PM BST
Note: There will not be a CE provided for this webinar.
In this webinar Dmitriy Gutkovich will present on how lived experience is reshaping support and strategy in the hearing voices community.
Major topics will include a brief history of
the hearing voices movement, including its
struggles from a social justice perspective.
Dmitriy will address frequent voice-hearing
challenges including belief structures,
attention, hostility, isolation, and relationships;
and how community solutions have helped
impact what is a fundamentally individual
experience. He will then discuss more recent
research, and how social and individual
perspectives on hearing voices can impact
quality-of-life. Finally, he will conclude with a
conversation on the challenges for building a
knowledge base for lived experience solutions,
unifying a hearing voices community, and
changing the public narrative of stigma
and discrimination on the experience.
Dmitriy Gutkovich: In addition to 11 years of personal lived experience,
Dmitriy has earned leadership roles in nonprofits
including Hearing Voices Network NYC, Hearing
Voices Network USA, ISPS-US, and The New York
City Peer Workforce Coalition. He is the recently
published author of “Life with Voices: A Guide for
Harmony” and collaborates as a project partner for
Yale’s Cope Project. He has also frequently appeared
on podcasts and webinars, championing the role
for lived experience in the national conversation.