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Voices of Experience Series

from the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

The “voices of experience” series is a series of workshops covering a broad range of topics related to supporting individuals with an experience that can be called psychosis, unusual beliefs, and extreme states all grounded in a lived experience perspective. Presenters will draw upon their own lived experience and integrate this with groundbreaking work as it relates to clinical intervention, systems practice, and theoretical and critical thinking.


This series is aimed at all providers and those interested in working with individuals with an experience that can be called psychosis with a particular focus on Coordinated Specialty Care settings. The maximum enrollment per workshop is 60, and the zoom link will be sent one week prior to date of the first workshop. Registered individuals will have access to a recording of the workshop for up to 30 days after the event.


Peers: $40 affiliate, $50 nonaffiliate       |      Clinicians: $80 affiliate, $100 nonaffiliate

*Affiliate = participants who have completed (or who are currently undergoing) training and consultation with Stanford faculty

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations will be accepted with a full refund up to 7 days prior to the first workshop date. After 7 days prior, no cancellations are available.

Voices of Experience Advisory Group 

Abaigeal Duke
Nybelle Caruso
Musa "Drew' Babatunde
Carlos Larrauri
Timothy Kelly
Ian Gray



Anti-racism and oppression in coordinated specialty care

Speaker: Chacku Matthai


Integrating peer support – for clinicians and peers

Speaker: Abaigeal  Duke


Involuntary treatment, advance directives, informed consent

Speaker: Elyn Saks



Power Threat Meaning Framework

Speaker: Amanda Griffiths 



Lived experience of using medication and recovery, Transcending compliance and adherence frameworks

Speaker: Patricia Deegan



LGBTQ and psychosis

Speaker: Jacks McNamara


Teaching families skills to support a loved one

Speaker: Trez Buckland



Engaging dialogically with voices

Speaker: Eleanor Longden



Open dialogue

Speaker: Will Hall



Mental health and identity – pronouns and race

Speakers: Ky Williams and Drew Musa



Working with Paranoia

Speaker: Peter Bullimore