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Johanna Ryan – Long Bio

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Johanna Ryan is a workers’ comp paralegal and a union and healthcare activist in Chicago. She may or may not have a biological brain disease,...

Jay Watts – Long Bio

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RECLAIMING THE UNCONSCIOUS Jay Watts is a clinical psychologist, psychotherapist and mental health activist living in London. Dr Watts had held many senior clinical and...

Mariel Chance — Long Bio

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Mariel Chance has a Master's Degree in Sociology and is hoping to be accepted into an MSW program in Boston. She has been an...

Luisa Castagnaro – Long Bio

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Luisa Castagnaro, MA, is a former teacher of ESL and psychiatric survivor since 1978. After an argument and estrangement with a friend in the...

SteindĂłr J. Erlingsson – Long Bio

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SteindĂłr J. Erlingsson is a psychiatric survivor, writer and an independent scholar, with a BSc degree in biology, and MSc and PhD degrees in...

Art Levine – Long Bio

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Art Levine is a contributing editor of The Washington Monthly, a recent Alicia Patterson Foundation Fellow and a former Fellow with the Progressive Policy Insititute. He...

Jen Constantine – Long Bio

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Jen Constantine is a psychiatric system survivor, mental health advocate, wife, and mom. Jen grew up in the Black Hills of rural South Dakota....

Will Hall – Long Bio

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LIVING WITH MENTAL DIVERSITY Will Hall, MA, DiplPW, is a counselor, consultant, and community development worker in private practice with families, individuals, couples and groups. A survivor of...

Brian Koehler – Long Bio

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Brian Koehler is an adjunct associate professor in the departments of Social Work and adjunct faculty and supervisor in the Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy...

Phillip Hickey, PhD – Long Bio

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BEHAVIORISM AND MENTAL HEALTH Philip Hickey is a retired psychologist.  He has worked in prisons (UK and US), addiction units, community mental health centers, nursing...

Niall McLaren – Long Bio

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Jock McLaren is an Australian psychiatrist, author, and critic (in no particular order). He has practiced psychiatry in remote areas and stayed passably sane...

Michael Rock – Long Bio

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THE PLANT SPEAKS Michael Rock has been a group psychotherapist for 25 years.  Using elements of CBT, DBT, and Positive psychology, he developed a model...

Matt Samet – Long Bio

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THE OTHER SIDE Matt Samet is a book author, magazine writer, and editor based in Colorado. The former editor in chief of Climbing magazine, he...

George Atwood, PhD – Long Bio

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MEN ON HOOKS George Atwood, PhD, is a professor of Clinical Psychology at Rutgers University (retired), where he taught for 41 years. George has devoted...

Steve McCrea – Long Bio

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Steve McCrea, MS, is a mental health professional, advocate and author living with his wife, Ginny, in Portland, OR. He has worked for over...

Steven Morgan – Long Bio

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Steven Morgan is Operations Manager and a trainer for Intentional Peer Support.  Over the past decade, he’s worked various peer support roles in both...

Lois Holzman, PhD – Long Bio

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HOW TO GET PSYCHOLOGY OUT OF OUR LIVES Lois Holzman has spent her adult life challenging the concept of “normal” and exposing the philosophical assumptions...

Lisbeth Riis Cooper

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BRINGING HOPE HOME Lisbeth Riis Cooper is the founder and chairwoman of the Mother Bear Community Action Network, a national network of families dedicated to creating a new mental...

Peter Beresford, OBE – Long Bio

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SPEAKING AS A SURVIVOR RESEARCHER Peter Beresford, OBE, is Professor of Social Policy at Brunel University London and Visiting Professor at the University of East...

Renee M. – Long Bio

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Renee M. is a 22-year-old UNCG graduate in Special Education. Falsely diagnosed with ADHD at the age of 19, Renee examines what happened to cause...

Carl Elliott, MD, PhD – Long Bio

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ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE Carl Elliott, MD, PhD, is Professor in the Center for Bioethics at the University of Minnesota, where he also has joint...

Shannon Peters – Long Bio

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MIA-UMB NEWS TEAM Shannon Peters is a doctoral student at the University of Massachusetts Boston and has a master’s degree in mental health counseling. Shannon...

Catherine Clarke–Long Bio

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Catherine Clarke is a former nurse (SRN), midwife (SCM) and chiropodist (MSSCH MBChA.) Following her son’s violent propulsion into the mental health system, she...

Jim Gottstein – Long Bio

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LAW, ALTERNATIVES AND CHANGE James B. (Jim) Gottstein has been practicing law in Alaska since graduating from Harvard Law School in 1978.  Informed by his self-described...

James Schroeder, PhD – Long Bio

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JUST THINKING Jim Schroeder, PhD, is a pediatric psychologist at St. Mary’s Center for Children in Evansville, Indiana.  He resides there with his wife, Amy,...