Understanding “Recovery” in mental health and disability: Critical approaches to practice, research and professional education – A Master Class

The IIMHN in conjunction with the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin are please to offer a Master Class on ‘Understanding “Recovery” in mental health and disability: Critical approaches to practice, research and professional education’, to be delivered by Kathryn Church and Danielle Landry, School of Disability Studies, Ryerson University.  Places are limited booking is required, email: Jeni Ryan ryanjen@tcd.ie to book a place.

Monday 7th November 2016- 4pm-6pm

Room 0.54,

School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, D’Olier Street.

Kathryn Church is Director and Associate Professor in the School of Disability Studies at Ryerson University. A sociologist by training, Kathryn uses cultural forms –most recently public exhibits — to link social science inquiry to public education. She is co-curator of Out from Under: Disability, History and Things to Remember an award-winning exhibit of activist disability history now in the permanent collection of the Canadian Human Rights Museum.  Kathryn’s involvement as a Mad movement ally dates back 30 years to the first formations of “consumer participation” and the use of psychiatric survivor narratives in/against mental health policy formation. She is the author of Forbidden Narratives: Critical Autobiography as Social Science, and a dozen plain-text documents on psychiatric survivor-led economic development initiatives, and the documentary film Working Like Crazy.  Co-researcher for the study Mental Health Recovery: Users and Refusers, she is currently engaged in the activist project of blending disability and Mad studies.

Danielle Landry teaches Mad People’s History in the School of Disability Studies at Ryerson University. She is also a PhD student in sociology at York University in Toronto. Her SSHRC-funded doctoral research aims to re-theorize how we understand accessibility for people with psychiatric disabilities in the workplace. This research will involve conducting a case study of social enterprises currently operating in Ontario that are run by psychiatric consumer/survivors. Danielle’s MA research used critical discourse analysis to investigate psychiatric survivor-led research in Canada and the UK. As an active member of Toronto’s mad community, Danielle was involved in the Psychiatric Disabilities Anti-Violence Coalition and she is currently secretary of the board of the Empowerment Council, an independent systemic advocacy group operating within Canada largest mental health and addictions hospital (CAMH).