This curriculum has been developed and piloted for a wide range of mental health professionals including: inpatient/outpatient psychiatric nurses; psychiatrists; social workers; psychologists; family members; first responders; direct care workers in residential, day treatment and psycho-social rehabilitation programs; mental health administrators; policymakers; police officers; academic faculty; and students. Participants listen to distressing voices through headphones while completing a series of tasks, such as taking a mental status exam in a mock psychiatric emergency room.
- Empathize more deeply with the challenges faced by persons who hear voices
- Reduce the fear and stigma surrounding the voice-hearing experience
- Learn to teach self-help skills to persons who hear voices