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What People are saying about our 2012 & 2011 Empathic Therapy Conferences
"Having just returned from the 2012 Empathic Therapy Conference I wanted to express my appreciation for all the presenters. In over 25 years of practice I can truly say this was the most beneficial and inspiring medical meeting I have attended. My caseload includes the mentally distressed and I know this conference would be invaluable to any discipline involved in healthcare. Thank you so much to Dr. Breggin and Ginger," John Artman OTR/L CHT
"The Empathic Therapy Conference surpassed my expectations. You expect a professional conference to be informative but this was much more. I left with new ideas but more importantly I was inspired and reinvigorated in my work. The healing power of empathy was enlaborated on and explored from every angle. This was a rich sharing of ideas and affect, humane clinical practices, and a thoroughgoing critique of the status quo in mental health. Dr. Peter Breggin in producing this conference has shown himself not only a passionate and informed critic of psychiatric drug therapies but has given voice and thereby empowered those who have been abused by those very therapies. Beyond the critique the conference offered many constructive and viable alternatives that are cost effective and affirming of the humanity of patients." Gerald Porter, PhD, Dean of the School of Natural Arts and Sciences at Bastyr University.
"I just returned from Dr. Peter Breggin's Empathic Therapy conference in Syracuse, New York. It was a great conference, and wonderful to be surrounded by hundreds of people--psychiatrists, neurologists, family doctors, psychologists, social workers, recovered consumers, family advocates--from all over the country who see the falseness and harm of the biopsychiatric model. For once, I felt like I wasn't stranded on an island by myself." Mark Foster, D.O. from his blog on "Mad in America."
"I am eagerly anticipating attending the next Empathic Therapy Conference in April 2012, after such a wonderful and uplifting experience at the conference this April 2011 in Syracuse, NY. This year’s conference was a coming together of caring individuals with much to offer in terms of talents, understandings, perceptions, real life affirming choices, and vital information, all without the usual recommendation of toxic drugs. I am grateful to Peter and Ginger Breggin for bringing this event and future conferences about. Dorothy Cassidy, Academic Coach and Special Education Teacher
"Wow! What a nice experience at the Empathy Therapy Conference. Much, much more than I expected (with years of conferences). Ginger, the planning, execution, and oversight was flawless! I've never experienced anything like this working so smoothly. More specifically, the choice of presenters was great -- each one well prepared and having something unusual and stimulating to say. And there was a ryhthm about the whole thing,-- a lack of sameness, some more emotional, some more intellectual. The panel of "victims" of antidepressant malice had me, along with this huge professional hockey player beside me, in tears. Thanks! This conference brought the whole thing together about antidepressants in a more profound way. I liked the interaction with presenters and participants alike. Bottom line: I wasn't bored once -- and that's, I think, a first! It was so good to be with people -- really smart people, that I felt so much respect for, who approach troubled people (aren't we all, at times) and their issues with a similar philosophy and understanding. The most important benefit most likely in the long run: I don't feel so all alone!" John Snyder, EdD, psychotherapist and author of Flying Lessons.
"This is life-changing for our culture! What an excellent speaker!"
"Love this guy--wish I could go to his conference."
"Very convincing, knowledgeable, caring, thoughtful, great!"
Dr. Peter Breggin's
Center for the Study of Empathic Therapy, Education and Living
the Florida Adlerian Society
Empathic Therapy Conference
Warning! Most psychiatric drugs can cause withdrawal reactions, sometimes including life-threatening emotional and physical withdrawal problems. In short, it is not only dangerous to start taking psychiatric drugs, it can also be dangerous to stop them. Withdrawal from psychiatric drugs should be done carefully under experienced clinical supervision. Methods for safely withdrawing from psychiatric drugs are discussed in Dr. Breggin's new book, Psychiatric Drug Withdrawal: A Guide for Prescribers, Therapists, Patients, and Their Families.
Dr. Peter Breggin's Center for the Study of Empathic Therapy
is proud and delighted to be co-conferencing with
the Florida Adlerian Society in 2014
Empathic Therapy: Re-Humanizing Relationships
February 27, 28 & March 1, 2014
Safety Harbor Resort and Spa,
105 N. Bayshore Dr., Safety Harbor, FL 34695.
On Friday morning at 9 am Dr. Breggin will address the conference about “Psychotherapy Without Medication for the Most Challenging Clients.” He will then MC a series of outstanding presenters. On Saturday afternoon Dr. Breggin will offer a half-day workshop on “How and Why to Stop taking Psychiatric Drugs.” He will also be available to chat and to sign books.
Additional outstanding presenters at the conference will include Kevin Miller, filmmaker of Generation RX; Lisbeth Riis Cooper, Mother Bear Community Action Network; Frank Walton, Adlerian psychology; Greg and Lori DeCosmo, Adler Elementary School; Judge Lynn Tepper, Dependency Court; Geri Carter, Couples and Sex Therapy; Timothy Evans, Lifestyle Assessment; and Wes Wingett, Encouragement.
We appreciate the Florida Adlerian Society co-conferencing with us this year! This will be their 19th annual conference and having presented at some of their earlier conferences Dr. Breggin confirms that they provide a well-run, stimulating, informative and educational experience at a beautiful vacation setting.
The conference is offering up to 19.5 hours of Professional Continuing Education Credits including LMHC, LMFT, NBCC, and other professions.
More than 19 possible Continuing Education Credits!
"One of the best CE values available"
Offering up to 19.5 hours of Professional Continuing Education Credits including LMHC, LMFT, NBCC, and other professions.
for this exciting and inspiring event!
Special guest filmmaker Kevin Miller-- Letters from Generation RX