'Resisting the medicalisation of mental health': Public Lecture by Dr Daniel Fisher

The Centre for Psychiatric Nursing is pleased to announce a public lecture by US-based psychiatrist & mental health advocate Dr Daniel Fisher (MD PhD), entitled Resisting the medicalisation of mental health: the Empowerment Model of Recovery.


Dr Daniel Fisher (MD PhD) is co-founder of the US-based National Empowerment Center (NEC), and chair of the U.S. National Coalition for Mental Health Recovery.

In this public speaking event, Dr Fisher will discuss the need to transform the mental health system from a pathology-based ‘medical model’ of treatment, to a
trauma-informed recovery of full life approach; one of several topics he explores in his recent book 'Heartbeats of Hope: The Empowerment Way to Recover'.

In addition to providing an overview of alternative frameworks for understanding - and responding to - psychosis and extreme mental distress, Dr Fisher will touch on
some of the skills-based programs he has co-developed in order to support the recovery of people who have experienced mental health crises.

Date: Thursday 20 July 2017
Time: 10am - 12noon
Venue: Alan Gilbert Building, Theatre 1 (Ground Level), 161 Barry Street, Carlton

Please see flyer for details, and RSVP your attendance to cpn-info@unimelb.edu.au.