Daniel B Fisher, PhD, MD (US): Daniel is the founder of the National Empowerment Center and the developer of eCPR, and is community psychiatrist. He was labelled with schizophrenia in his early twenties, and works to humanise and improve mental health systems.
Neil Turton-Lane and Simone Allen: Neil and Simone are both accredited eCPR facilitators. They have lived experience as consumers, and both work at VMIAC to promote the rights and needs of people with lived experience.
When: Thu 5 April – Fri 6 April 2018
Where: Kathleen Syme Community Centre, Carlton
A rare opportunity to take part in training with Daniel Fisher from the National Empowerment Centre in the USA. Daniel will be delivering two-day certification training in Emotional CPR – an event not to be missed.
Emotional CPR (eCPR) is an educational program of the USA’s National Empowerment Center (NEC). eCPR is based on the principles found to be shared by a number of support approaches:
• trauma-informed care
• counselling after disasters
• peer support to avoid continuing emotional despair
• emotional intelligence
• suicide prevention
• cultural attunement
It was developed with input from a diverse cadre of recognised leaders from across the US, who themselves have learned how to recover and grow from emotional crisis. Emotional CPR is an approach that can support emergency service workers, mental health support teams, teachers and frontline staff right across the community sector who as part of their role may encounter people experiencing emotional distress. Check out the flyer
• Mental health clinicians
• Community workers
• Peer workers
• Emergency response workers
• Relatives, friends and human beings
$550 Full time employed
$275 Part time employed
Places for unwaged consumers: Our priority is to support consumer, so our organisation is equipping ourselves to be able to deliver this training to our communities at low or no cost in the future. For now, our designated consumer spots on this courses have already booked out. However, if you’d like to join our waiting list, please call VMIAC reception on (03) 9380 3900.
Act quickly as places are limited