ISEPP’s 2012 conference, “Alternatives to Biological Psychiatry II: Treatments that Work”, took place November 2-3 in Philadelphia Pennsylvania. One of the first to write in about their conference experience is Jack Carney, DSW.
Jack Carney has been a practicing social worker for over forty years. His recent retirement from FEGS, a large New York social welfare agency, where he served as director of the agency’s case management programs in New York City for many years, has allowed him to play the role he did when he first entered the field … that of an Alinsky-trained organizer, advocate and, politely, provocateur.
Dr. Carney is a blogger on the Mad in America website and writes of how and why he has come to view the public mental health system as oppressive and hopes to tell a wide audience why and how. Click here to read his latest post: Where are the Social Workers: Preparing for a Post-Psychiatry World?
My first ISEPP conference and I loved it … will be back for more.
Thank you Al and the Board and all who put everything together and made it work so smoothly. Thanks to all the presenters for their wisdom and humanity and willingness to share both.
Thanks, finally, to all my co-conferees … you’re a great bunch … warm, open and inviting. Genuine pleasure to spend the last few days with you. Trust your travels home will be safe.
Best, Jack Carney
Dr. Carney lives in Brooklyn with his wife of thirty years, and spends his summers in their Adirondack camp in Long Lake, New York. Personal e-mail communications to email@example.com are appreciated and responded to quickly and often at great length.