Hosted by: National Empowerment Center
Elizabeth Kenny, actor, writer and teacher, who has been working in professional theater since 1993. She will perform her play, Sick, which uses her masterful storytelling skills to translate her lived experience of misdiagnosis and over medication. She teaches acting and storytelling workshops that that help participants transform, elevate, and clarify their own stories. (www.shadylaneproductions.org)
Joanne Greenberg,author of 18 books including I Never Promised You a Rose Garden, a fictionalized depiction of Joanne Greenberg's treatment experience at Chestnut Lodge Hospital in Rockville, Maryland, during which she was in psychoanalytic treatment with Frieda Fromm-Reichmann. ( (www.mountaintopauthor.com)
Robert Whitaker, an award-winning science journalist and the author, most recently, of Anatomy of an Epidemic: Magic Bullets, Psychiatric Drugs, and the Astonishing Rise of Mental Illness in America (2010). (www.madinamerica.com)
Daniel Mackler,documentary filmmaker of Open Dialogue Approach in Finland and Swedish Healing Homes, has visited innovative programs throughout the world. (www.iraresoul.com/dvd.html)
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