Recovery from Psychosis without Medication
January 31, 2011
Hosted by Mary Woods
Daniel Mackler, LCSW is the director of the 2008 documentary “Take These Broken Wings,” a feature-length film on recovery from schizophrenia without medication. He is also the co-author (with Matthew Morrissey, LMFT) of the 2010 book “A Way Out of Madness: Dealing with Your Family After You Have Been Diagnosed with a Psychiatric Disorder,” published by ISPS-US, the United States chapter of the International Society for the Psychological Treatment of Schizophrenia. Additionally, he is the co-editor (with David Garfield, MD) of “Beyond Medication: Therapeutic Engagement and the Recovery from Psychosis”. He is presently completing two new feature-length documentaries on alternative European treatment programs for people diagnosed with psychosis (the Family Care Foundation in Gothenburg, Sweden, and the Open Dialogue Approach in Western Lapland, Finland), for which he has received a grant from the Santa Fe Community Foundation. Daniel was also a psychotherapist in New York City for ten years.
One Hour AT A Time
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Recovery, whether it is from substance abuse or a mental illness, or both requires a treatment plan, which in many cases is as effective as treatments for other chronic illnesses. “One Hour AT A Time” will increase awareness about recovery and decrease the discrimination against individuals in the recovery process. Host Mary Woods, will help people understand the recovery of adults and families living with co-occurring substance use disorders and psychotic and/or affective illness over the course of a lifetime. Helping individuals develop the skills and knowledge they need to take personal responsibility for their health and supporting individuals in their efforts to get on with life beyond illness has been Mary’s mission and she now brings that mission to the airwaves.
Mary is the CEO of WestBridge Community Services. She is also a Registered Nurse and a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor with more than 25 years experience in substance abuse services and community mental health programs. Mary has conducted extensive workshops and trainings with a primary focus in Motivational Interviewing, Stages of Change Theory and Integrated Treatment of Co-occurring Disorders. She is also a contributor to the development of the Integrated Dual Disorders Treatment Practitioners and Clinical Supervisors Workbook and Practice Demonstration Video. Mary was the Chairperson of the NH State Board of Licensing for Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Professionals. She has been a member of the NH Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselor’s Association since 1984, and has served as the Northeast Regional Vice President for the NAADAC, the Association of Addiction Professionals, President of NAADAC and is currently past president of NAADAC.