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Matt Ball will present on the explanatory framework, Dissociachotic.
Wednesday, 19 August 2020
Online via Zoom
— details to be sent to registrants in advance
3.00pm - 4.00pm
Matt Ball (Nurse Practitioner and Psychotherapist and founder of Humane Clinic, Adelaide)
Matt will present on the explanatory framework, Dissociachotic. The framework sees ‘psychosis’ as a functional process: dissociation is created and ‘separating off’ occurs when we experience threats in human relationships. We can support the reduction and evaporation of ‘psychosis’ through human-to-human connection. The session will also consider how the framework applies to other forms of distress and explore the value of human connection.
Matt Ball is a Nurse Practitioner and Psychotherapist and founder of Humane Clinic, Adelaide. Matt teaches and speaks nationally and internationally on humane approaches to working with a person in distress. He offers an alternative to pathologising and diagnosis-led mental health systems. He has developed the Dissociachotic framework as an alternative understanding of extreme states. Matt was awarded Australian Mental Health Nurse of the year in 2017 for his work with voices hearers in the public mental health system in South Australia. In late 2020, he will open a volunteer led community alternative for people in distress and crisis called Just Listening Community.
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