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.

Learning Objectives:

  • 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