Peter Bullimore and Shaun Hunt will be returning to us from England to offer another round of Maastricht Interview trainings. The first three-day training will focus on hearing voices. The second will focus on unusual beliefs and what often gets called ‘paranoia’.

The Maastricht Interview is a semi-structure questionnaire that can be used to support people who hear voices, and has also been adapted for individuals with unusual beliefs. The original format was developed by Sandra Escher, Marius Romme, and voice hearer, Patsy Hage as a way to explore the experience of voice hearing in depth and provide the tools needed to build trust, openness and understanding. It can assist people in a number of ways including:

•Validating the experiences and overcoming shame 
•Offering space and support to systemically map out all aspects of the experience and build insight 
•Empower the individual by promoting acceptance and the opportunity to take charge

Individuals who participate in either training will:

•Learn how to conduct the interview 
•Undertake 2 interviews with people who have first-hand experience with voice hearing and unusual beliefs 
•Write reports and develop constructs 
•Develop shared understanding of voices and/or unusual beliefs and ways to support people

This training is particularly intended for people working in clinical or conventional provider environments, but peer supporters, family members, and friends have also taken the training and found it helpful, too. There is also a brand new on-line forum specifically to support continued learning and practice for individuals across the world who have taken the Maastricht training.

Maastricht Interview for Hearing Voices

Wednesday, April 17 to Friday, April 19 
@ Clarion, West Springfield

CLICK HERE For more information or to register for the Maastricht Interview training for Hearing Voices

Maastricht Interview for Unusual Beliefs

Monday, April 22 to Wednesday, April 24 
@ Clarion, West Springfield

CLICK HERE For more information or to register for the Maastricht Interview training for Unusual Beliefs

Each 3-day session costs $150. Reduced fees or scholarships are available upon request.