Don't Miss Next MRLC Webinar Jan 14- Alternative Interventions-Hearing Voices Network (2)

NYAPRS Note: Join our presenters as they share how the Hearing Voices Network (HVN)

started and now flourishes as a world-wide movement. HVN is an innovative

approach offering self-led support for individuals who hear voices and

have other unusual or extreme sensory perceptions, such as seeing

visions. Hearing Voices challenges the stigma around such experiences by

offering a supportive environment free from judgment or the assumption

of illness. Our presenters travel the world educating professionals on how they

can use hearing voices methods in their work with people and their

families to promote recovery and community inclusion. Then hear how this

innovative approach has been implemented in two of our NYS program

models, a PROS program at the Southern Tier Integrated Recovery Services, Family Services of Chemung County and the Sterling Community Center at the Mental Health Association in Westchester County.


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Thursday, January 14, 2016

10:00 am - 11:30 am


"Alternatives for Meeting Value Outcomes: The Hearing

Voices Network"



Agenda for January 14, 2016 MRLC Webinar:


Welcome, review of Day's Agenda- Edye Schwartz, NYAPRS
State Advocacy/Informational Update: Harvey Rosenthal, Executive Director, NYAPRS
Presentation: "Alternatives for Meeting Value Outcomes: The Hearing Voices Network"

Ron Coleman and Karen Taylor, Working to Recovery, Port of Ness, Isle of Lewis, Scotland, UK
Jeremy Reuling, Director, MHA of Westchester, Sterling Community Center
Kathy Brink, Assistant Director, Family Services of Chemung County, Southern Tier Integrated Recovery Services
Discussion & Questions

Presenters: Ron Coleman is a voice hearer. He spent 10 years in services mainly as an

inpatient before deciding to recover. Ron was the first national

coordinator of the UK hearing voices network and is a

respected trainer, consultant and author travelling the

world and teaching with his wife, Karen Taylor, a registered mental health nurse. For the past 16 years

Karen and Ron have worked together supporting recovery

training and practice and co-authoring the Working to

Recovery Workbook.


Jeremy Reuling has more than a decade of experience working to support

and empower people diagnosed with mental health

conditions.   An advocate of peer-informed services,

Jeremy approaches his work from a peer-professional

viewpoint.  He is the Director of MHA of Westchester

Sterling Community Center and presents regularly at conferences

and training events throughout New York State. Jeremy received

his MSW from the Hunter College School of Social Work and

is licensed as a Clinical Social Worker in New York.  

Kathy Brink has worked at Family Services of Chemung County, Inc. for

12 years and is the Assistant Director within the Southern Tier

Integrated Recovery Services program which is a New York State PROS

program resulting in positive outcomes both in

participants' decrease in symptoms as well as increased

supports that they have been able to establish with their




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