ISEPP 2014 International Annual Mental Health Conference: Transforming Mad Science and Re-imagining Mental Health Care

Los Angeles, CA. Nov. 14-16, 2014

16th Annual Conference November 1-3 in Greensboro, NC: Keynote Speakers


Rethinking Mental Health Care for Children & Adolescents

dawnDawn O’Malley, PsyD
Dr. O’Malley is the Clinical Director of the largest non-profit provider of mental health services to children in North Carolina and has over fifteen years of experience working with traumatized children and their families. She has led the implementation of trauma   informed therapies for agencies specializing in residential and community based treatment and has also developed residential programming for sexually aggressive youth and adolescent girls.
johnrosemondJohn Rosemond
John Rosemond started his professional career as a family psychologist directing mental health programs for children. He then started a full time private practice working with families and children. Since 1990, he has devoted his time to speaking and writing. John’s weekly syndicated parenting column now appears in over 250 newspapers and is the longest-running single-author advice column in the country. He has authored 15 bestselling books on parenting and the family, and is one of the busiest and most popular speakers in his field, giving over 200 talks a year to parent and professional groups nationwide.
giovanGiovan Bazan
A psychiatric survivor, Giovan Bazan led an advocacy initiative that collected the voices of youth from across the state of Georgia who were directly affected by the juvenile or foster care systems to support children’s code reform.
bosesmallpicBose Ravenel, MD
Bose Ravenel, MD is a North Carolina- based pediatrician in private practice for more than 40 years and the co-author, with John Rosemond, of The Diseasing of America’s Children: Exposing the ADHD Fiasco and Empowering Parents to Take Back Control. He provides drug-free solutions for his young patients with behavior problems labeled as ADD, ODD and Childhood Bipolar Disorder. Dr. Ravenel’s highly effective approach integrates parenting research, nutritional guidelines, and educational practices, while avoiding the serious, detrimental side effects of medication.
bobRobert Whitaker – “Psychiatry’s Cognitive Dissonance”
The author of Anatomy of an Epidemic (2010) and Mad in America (2002), Robert Whitaker has won numerous awards as a journalist covering medicine and science.  Anatomy of an Epidemic won the 2010 Investigative Reporters and Editors book award for best investigative journalism.  Among the issues raised in this bestseller is the risk of turning anger-ridden teenagers into life long medical patients by treating them with psychiatric medications.
bruceBruce Levine, PhD – “Abolishing Unscientific, Corrupt, Dehumanizing, Insane, Psychiatric Treatment and Rehumanizing Mental Health Care”
A practicing clinical psychologist often at odds with the mainstream of his profession,
Dr. Levine writes and speaks widely on how society, culture, politics and psychology intersect. His latest book is Get Up, Stand Up: Uniting Populists, Energizing the Defeated, and Battling the Corporate Elite (2011). Earlier books include Surviving America’s Depression Epidemic: How to Find Morale, Energy, and Community in a World Gone Crazy (2007) and Commonsense Rebellion: Taking Back Your Life from Drugs, Shrinks, Corporations, and a World Gone Crazy.
joanJoan I. Rosenberg, PhD
Dr. Rosenberg is the creator of Emotional Mastery™, the only systemized emotional training and conditioning approach that teaches lay persons and mental health clinicians how to foster unwavering emotional strength, self confidence and self-esteem The focus of her practice is guiding individuals to achieve their highest potential by helping them create, master and sustain desired changes. She is a highly regarded expert psychologist, master clinician, trainer and consultant, Dr. Rosenberg is the author of Mean Girls, Meaner Women and is published in many professional journals.
christina_dickinsonChristina Dickinson, CACII
Christina Dickinson, CAC II, is a founding trainer of the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute and a certified addictions counselor in Colorado, She is certified in Hakomi Therapy and Focused Expressive Psychotherapy and trained in a wide variety of treatment modalities including EMDR, and hospice.  She teaches internationally focusing upon the treatment of trauma and addiction and maintains a private practice in Boulder, Colorado.


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