Jacqui Dillon – Long Bio

THE HEARING VOICES MOVEMENT

Jacqui Dillon is a respected speaker, writer, trainer and activist, and has lectured and published worldwide on hearing voices, psychosis, dissociation, trauma, abuse, healing, and recovery. She is the national Chair of the Hearing Voices Network in England and a key figure in the Hearing Voices Movement internationally. Along with Gail A. Hornstein, Professor of Psychology at Mount Holyoke College, Jacqui has created The Hearing Voices Research and Development Fund under The Foundation for Excellence in Mental Health Care, to advance the development of the Hearing Voices Approach in the U.S.A.

Jacqui has published numerous articles and papers and is co-editor of Living with Voices: 50 Stories of Recovery, Demedicalising Misery: Psychiatry, Psychology and the Human Condition and Models of Madness (2nd Edition). Jacqui’s experiences of surviving childhood abuse and subsequently using psychiatric services inform her work and she is an outspoken advocate and campaigner for humane, trauma-informed approaches to madness and distress. For further information, see: www.jacquidillon.org.