I think my gift is…
…being able to communicate recovery principles and practices to widely divergent audiences: clinical practitioners, peers, family members, researchers, academics and policy makers. Sometimes I think of myself as a translator between the world of mental health professionals and the world of mental health consumer-survivors and vice versa. My message is that our humanity is the common ground on which we meet and that recovery is not the privilege of a few exceptional people, but a possibility for all.
I have lectured on recovery and empowerment to audiences around the world. If you are interested in having me speak feel free to contact me.
Text of Selected Lectures
- Rethinking Rehabilitation: Freedom
- Recovery and the Conspiracy of Hope
- Remember My Name: Reflections on Spirituality in Individual and Collective Recovery
- Silence: What We Don't Talk About in Rehabilitation
Recent Lectures Available Online…
- Finding CommonGround: Lecture at the 2012 Institute for Informed Patient Choice (33 min)
- Introduction to CommonGround Part 1: A lecture at The Dartmouth Institute (5 minutes)
- Introduction to CommonGround Part 2: A lecture at The Dartmouth Institute (17 minutes)
- Design for Vunerable Populations: A lecture at MIT
From my associate, Melody Riefer: