Selected Works

Nonfiction/Psychology
A whole new way of understanding mental illness, based on patients’ own experiences
True story of the maverick therapist who inspired I Never Promised You a Rose Garden

Events

UPCOMING EVENTS



PAST EVENTS


Keynote Address: "Our Minds and Each Other" at the Meanings of Madness: Critical and Creative Perspectives Conference
Date: November 13, 2013
Time: 9.00 am
Location: University College Cork, Ireland
For more information contact Harry Gijbels

Chair's Colloquium: "Challenge the Textbooks: Psychosis is Not What You Think It Is"
Date: October 10, 2013
Time: 12.30 pm
Location: Department of Psychology, Seattle University, Seattle, WA
For more information contact Erica Lilleleht, Department Chair

Public Lecture: "First-Person Accounts of Psychosis: Challenges for Mental Health Professionals"
Date: Friday, May 31, 2013
Time: 5.00 - 7.00 pm
Location: Room 9130, Cantor Building, City Campus, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, UK
For more information email Alastair Morgan

Public Lecture: "First-Person Accounts of Psychosis: Challenges for Mental Health Professionals"
Date: Thursday, May 30, 2013
Time: 3.00 - 5.00 pm
Location: NHS Trust R & D Centre, Derby, UK
For more information email Laurence Baldwin

Public Lecture: "Radical Subjectivity: What First-Person Narratives of Distress Teach Us"
Date: Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Time: 4.00 - 6.00 pm
Location: IMH Room A08, Institute of Mental Health, University of Nottingham, UK
For more information contact Charlotte Baker

Public Lecture: "Beyond Diagnoses: How Shared Experiences Challenge Assumptions about Recovery"
Date: Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Time: 7.30 pm
Location: Podell Auditorium, Bernstein Pavilion, Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, NY
For more information email Tory Masters, Lecture Coordinator or call 917.494.0762.

Roundtable Participant on the Feminist Health Movement, Selling Sickness Conference
Date: Thursday, February 21, 2013
Time: tba
Location: Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill, Washington, DC
For more information visit www.sellingsickness.com or contact Leonore Tiefer

Professional Development Workshop: "Bearing Witness: The Evidence of Testimony" at the Cathedral Counseling Center, Chicago, IL
Date: Friday, February 15, 2013
Time: 9.00 am - 12:15 pm
Location: Loyola University Water Tower Campus, Pearson Street, Chicago
For more information visit www.cathedralcounseling.org/​development/​upcoming_programs.html or contact Giannina Riccardi

Public Lecture: "Agnes Richter's Jacket: Enigma, Talisman, Narrative" at the Outsider Art Fair
Date: Saturday, February 2, 2013
Time: 4.00 pm
Location: Center 548, 548 West 22nd Street, New York, NY 10011
For more information visit www.outsiderartfair.com, contact Valerie Rousseau or call 212.337.3338.

Keynote Address "Our Minds and Each Other" at the Asia Pacific Conference on Mental Health, Perth, Western Australia
Date: Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Time: 2.30 PM
Location: Perth Convention and Exhibition Center
For more information contact Joe Calleja, Richmond Fellowship

Public Lecture: "Our Minds and Each Other: Rethinking Mental Health"
Date: March 5, 2012
Time: 5:30 pm
Location: The Old Library, Grey College, Durham University, Durham, UK

Gail Hornstein in Conversation with Bobby Baker: "Whose Story Counts? Madness from the Inside Out"
Date: February 14, 2012
Time: 6.00 pm
Location: Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, UK
For more information see flyer below.

Free Public Lecture on Hearing Voices, Seeing Visions, and Other Extreme States
Date: November 18, 2011
Time: 6.00 - 8.00 pm
Location: New York Public Library, Jefferson Market Branch, 425 Avenue of the Americas @​10th Street, New York City
For further information contact Marie Hansen at (212) 243-4334

Keynote presentation at the American Residential Treatment Association Semi-annual Meeting
Date: November 3-4, 2011
Location: Stockbridge, MA
For more information email Candace Beardsley

Free Public Lecture on Hearing Voices Groups
Date: October 20, 2011
Time: 6.00 - 8.00 pm
Location: Alumni Hall A (First Floor), NYU LANGONE MEDICAL CENTER, 550 First Avenue, New York, NY 10016 (Between 32nd and 33rd Streets)
Sponsored by NAMI-New York City Metro
For further information contact the NAMI HELPLINE at (212) 684-3364

Talk: "Anatomy is Frozen Physiology, or How I Learned to See the Process that is Everywhere"
Date: September 9-10, 2011
Location: Faculty Alumni House, University of California, San Francisco
For more information email Adele Clark

Training: New facilitators for hearing voices support groups
Date: August 24-26, 2011
Location: Voices of the Heart, Glen Falls, NY
For more information email Daniel Hazen

Training: New facilitators for hearing voices support groups
Date: June 3-4, 2011
Location: Spring Lake Ranch, VT
For more information email Jim Taggart

Grand Rounds at the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Date: April 28, 2011
Location: Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, The Chicago Medical School, Chicago, IL
For more information email David Garfield, MD

Clinical Seminar at the Massachusetts Institute for Psychoanalysis
Date: April 2, 2011
Time: 9.30 - 11.30am
Location: Newton, MA
For more information email Rheta Kheylor

Training: New facilitators for hearing voices support groups
Date: March-April, 2011
Location: Recovery Learning Community, Holyoke, MA
For more information email Sera Davidow

Talk: "Are People Who Hear Voices Crazy?"
Sponsored by the National Psychological Association for Psychoanalysis
Date: March 11, 2011
Time: 8.00 pm
Location: The New School Theresa Lang Community and Student Center, Arnhold Hall, 55 W 13th Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY

Talk and book signing
Date: January 27, 2011
Time: 6.30pm
Location: Dickinson Memorial Library, Northfield, MA
For more information visit: http:/​/​www.northfieldpubliclibrary.org
or call 413.498.2455

Training: New facilitators for hearing voices support groups
Date: November-December, 2010
Location: Recovery Learning Community, Holyoke, MA
For more information email Sera Davidow

Keynote at the 2nd Annual World Hearing Voices Congress
Date: November 4, 2010
Time: 9.15 – 10.00am
Location: Sherwood Forest, Nottingham, UK
For more information visit: http:/​/​www.hearing-voices.org/​news.html#congress

Keynote at the National Association for Rights Protection and Advocacy Conference
Date: September 10, 2010
Time: 8.30 - 9.30am
Location: Hilton Atlanta, Atlanta, GA
For more information visit: http:/​/​www.narpa.org/​2010schedule.htm

Presentation at the American University of Paris
Date: April 29, 2010
Time: 6.00 - 7.00pm
Location: 147, rue de Grenelle, Paris
For more information email Brian Schiff

Talk and book signing
Date: April 17, 2010
Time: 11:00am
Location: Hornsey Library, Haringey Park, Crouch End, London N8 9JA
Free Event: Bookings 020 8489 1429

Keynote at the Living and Learning, Learning and Teaching: Mental Health in Higher Education Conference
Date: March 30, 2010
Time: 9.00 - 10.00am
Location: George Fox Building, Lancaster University, UK
For more information and full conference proceedings visit: http:/​/​www.mhhe.heacademy.ac.uk/​news-and-events/​living-and-learning-proceedings

Presentation at the Centre for the Humanities and Health
Date: March 24, 2010
Time: 6.00 - 8.00pm
Location: Kings College, London, Strand Building
For more information visit: http:/​/​www.kcl.ac.uk/​research/​groups/​chh/​events

Presentation at the Birkbeck Institute for Social Research
Date: March 17, 2010
Time: 12.30 - 2.00pm
Location: Birkbeck College, 36 Gordon Square, London
For more information visit: http:/​/​www.bbk.ac.uk/​bisr/​activities/​activities2010

Presentation at the Relaunch of Asylum: The Magazine for Democratic Psychiatry
Date: March 15, 2010
Time: 6.00 - 8.00pm
Location: University of East London, Stratford Campus, Lecture Theatre AE 1.01
For more information visit http:/​/​www.asylumonline.net or email David Harper.

A Conversation with Gail Hornstein, Seminar Series on Contemporary Issues in Mental Health
Date: February 23, 2010
Time: 4.00 - 6.00pm
Location: Centre of Excellence in Interdisciplinary Mental Health, University of Birmingham, UK
For more information visit: http:/​/​www.ceimh.bham.ac.uk/​newsandevents

Presentation at the Mental Health Qualitative Research Network
Date: January 10, 2010
Time: 2.30 - 5.00pm
Location: Royal College of Psychiatrists, 21 Mansell Street, London E1 8AA
For more information contact Alan Quirk and John Larsen, convenors, telephone: 020 7840 3077

Talk and book signing
Date: January 5, 2010
Time: 7:00pm
Location: Leverett Library, Leverett, MA
For more information visit: http:/​/​www.leverettlibrary.org or call 413.548.9220

Talk and book signing, "Whose Account Matters? The Challenge of First-Person Narratives"
Date: November 13, 2009
Time: 8:00pm
Location: William Alanson White Psychoanalytic Institute, 20 West 74th Street, New York
For more information visit: http:/​/​www.wawhite.org/​index.php?mact=CGCalendar,cntnt01,default,0&cntnt01event_id=25&cntnt01display=event&cntnt01detailpage=&cntnt01return_id=200&cntnt01eventtemplate=internalEvent&cntnt01returnid=200

Presentation and booksigning at the symposium organized by the Dutch Delta Psychiatric Center
Date: November 3, 2009
Location: Rotterdam, The Netherlands
(marking the Dutch translation and publication of Agnes's Jacket)
For more information visit: http:/​/​www.deltapsy.nl/​overdelta/​nieuws/​nieuwsberichten/​news/​Pages/​symposiumpsychiatriegewoon.aspx

Sunday morning book talk
Date: October 18, 2009
Time: 11:00am
Location: Sons of Zion Synagogue, 378 Maple Street, Holyoke, MA
For more information call 413.534.3369

Presentation and booksigning at the annual meeting of the International Society for the Psychologial Treatments of the Schizophrenias and Other Psychoses
Date: October 4, 2009
Location: Rockville, MD
For more information visit http:/​/​www.isps-us.org/​

Talk and book signing, Combined meeting of the Western Massachusetts APA Division of Psychoanalysis/​International Society for the Psychologial Treatments of the Schizophrenias and Other Psychoses
Date: September 20, 2009
Location: Stockbridge, MA
For more information email Marilyn.Charles@​AustenRiggs.net

Talk and book signing, Mount Holyoke College Alumnae Association of Franklin County, MA
Date: September 12, 2009
Location: 453 Hart Road, Conway, MA
For more information contact Mimi Darnton (413.625.0111).

Presentation at the International Society of Critical Health Psychology
July 10, 2009
Lausanne, Switzerland
For more information visit http:/​/​www.unil.ch/​ischp09

Featured speaker at the 10th anniversary conference of the Critical Psychiatry Network, UK
Date: June 22, 2009
Location: Dunstan Hall, Norwich, UK
For more information visit http:/​/​www.mentalhealth.freeuk.com/​speakers.htm or email Duncan Double.

Talk and book signing, Holyoke Public Library
Date: May 20, 2009
Time: 6:30pm
Location: Holyoke Public Library, 335 Maple Street, Holyoke, MA

Featured speaker at the Women Writing Women's Lives seminar
Date: May 4, 2009
Time: 4-6pm
Location: City University of New York, NY
Click here for more information.

Keynote speech at the 6th annual Innovations in Mental Health conference, jointly sponsored by five Colorado mental health organizations.
Date: April 17, 2009
Time 9:00am - 4:00pm
Location: Calvary Temple, 200 S. University Blvd., Denver, CO
For more information email Jennifer Parrett jennifer@​charg.org or visit the CHARG Resource Center Website at http:/​/​www.charg.org/​.

Reading and book signing at the Odyssey Bookshop
Date: March 26, 2009
Time: 7:00pm
Location: 9 College Street, South Hadley, MA
For more information call 413.534.7307, email odysseybks@​aol.com, or visit The Odyssey Bookshop online at http:/​/​odysseybks.com/​calendar.html.

Public lecture, part of the symposium WOMEN *WRITING *LIVES at the Graduate Center, City University of New York
Date: March 20, 2009
Time: 1:00pm
Location: Martin E. Segal Theatre, 365 Fifth Avenue (34th and Fifth Avenue), New York
For more information call 212.817.2005 or visit http:/​/​web.gc.cuny.edu/​womencenter/​wwwl/​.

Public lecture: "Who Owns the Mind?"
Date: January 14, 2009
Location: Birkbeck College, University of London, UK
Click here for more information.
Photo by Paul Schnaittacher