Event Details - Making Contact with Psychosis: a humane approach
|Title:||Making Contact with Psychosis: a humane approach|
|Type of Activity:||Workshops & Seminars|
|Objective of Course / Workshop:||
As psychotherapists or counsellors, we may believe that psychosis is not something we need concern ourselves with. But, while psychosis means a loss of contact with reality, it is a symptom rather than a medical condition in its own right and psychotic moments can exist in all of us at times of great stress and/or trauma. This 2-day workshop is designed to help you understand and enter into the lived experience of what has been labelled the ‘psychotic’.
|Course / Workshop Outline:||
|Course / Workshop content:||
Matt will walk you through his personal journey, aligning it with theories of ontological insecurity and his new ideas on the ‘Dissociachotic’, showing how disappearing into the world of voices (or disassociation) is an escape into a place of safe terrain.
The 2-day workshop will address the following areas:
|Start/End Date:||19/07/2019 to 20/07/2019|
|Time:||09:30:00 - 16:30:00|
|Presenter / Provider:||Matthew Ball|
|Contact Name:||Alison Strasser|
|Contact Phone:||0431 401 659|
|Qualifications:||Masters of Nursing – Nurse Practitioner, Adv Dip HE Nursing Mental health, Adv Dip Counselling) Full Member of Australian Association of Buddhist Counsellors and Psychotherapists.|
Matthew Ball is a mental health practitioner and trainer now working in Adelaide. In addition to his nursing credentials, Matt trained as a counsellor and psychotherapist, working with and being supervised by people who had worked with Ronnie Laing. In 2017 he was awarded Australian Mental Health Nurse of the year for his work in rolling out an alternative approach to the medicalisation of psychosis in the public mental health system in South Australia. Matt currently works in private practice, the public health system and as a trainer for Blue Knot Foundation, teaching trauma-informed practice and the three-phased approach to complex trauma.
|Address:||Centre for Existential Practice|
|Address 2:||4/144 Cathedral Street|
|Is there disability parking and entry?||No|
|Are meals included with this event?||Yes|
|If yes, what meals?||Morning / Afternoon Tea|
|Registration Instruction (if applicable):||
$480 Early Bird by 28 June 2019