Speaking and Consulting


March 23, 2018
Good News about Extreme and Anomalous Mental States
Society for Humanistic Psychology (APA)
Naropa University
Boulder, CO


October 7, 2017
Plenary Speech
Self-Disclosure: Pitfalls and Benefits
Psychintegrity 2017 annual conference
Westin Hotel,
Westminster, CO

July 19, 2017
Boulder Public Library
Showing and audience discussion of Film Crazywise

March 5, 2017
“Mental Illness: An Alternative Perspective”
Central Longmont Presbyterian Church
Longmont, Colorado

January 9, 2017
“Surviving the Labyrinth of Mental Health Services”
Café Scientifique
Boulder, Colorado


October 18, 19, 2016
Northern Colorado University
Greeley, Colorado
“Respecting Lived Experience”
Two days of presentations to faculty & students
Departments of Psychology, Nursing & Natural Health Sciences

June 9, 2016
Columbine Spiritual Center
Boulder, Colorado
“Unlocking the Mysteries of Hearing Voices
And Other Unique Inner Experiences”

February 4, 2016
Unity Church
Boulder, Colorado
Community Public Event
“Introducing the New Paradigm About Hearing Voices to the Community”

February 1-3, 2016
Wild Sage
Boulder, Colorado
Coordinator: Hearing Voices Group Facilitator Training


June 11, 2015
Windhorse Associates
Boulder, Colorado
“First Breaks and Families”

November 6, 2015
Radio Station KGNU
Boulder, Colorado
Forum: “Mental Illness, Stigma, Recovery: New Ideas in Best Practices”
Archive: kgnu.org/connections/11/6/2015


June 12, 2014
Columbine Unity Church
Boulder, Colorado
“Unraveling the Mystery of Psychosis: Hope and Possibility”

August 9, 2014
Annual Convention of American Psychological Association
Washington, D.C.
“Integrating Recovery From Anomalous Mental States Into the Education and Practice of Psychologists”


September 26, 2013
National Association For Rights Protection And Avocacy
Hartford, Connecticut
“Forty Years Later: My Evolving Beliefs

August 23, 2013
Melville Marriott, Long Island, NY
Keynote address, “Strength Through Failure”

February 28, 2013
Presentation to Veterans Administration’s National Peer Workers Association
“Recovery and Peer Workers – How Personal Experience Makes a Difference”

February 21, 2013
Denver, Colorado
Presentation to Colorado Protection and Advocacy
“Impact of Colorado’s Proposed Mental Health Legislation”


October 15, 2012
Michigan Association of Community Mental Health Boards
Keynote address: “Embracing One’s Difference”


Consultant to American Psychological Association: Recovery to Practice
RTP is a five-year initiative to promote recovery-based principles and practices for psychologists and students.


July 26-27, 2010
39th Annual Delaware Summer Institute
July 26, 2010 / 1:00pm – 4:30pm
Hope to Recovery: The Power of Our Beliefs

July 27, 2010 / 9:00am – 4:30pm
Hope, Resilience, and Possibilities

April 2, 2010
Colloquium for graduate students and faculty
Psychology Department
Oxford, Ohio
Miami University of Ohio


November 23, 2009
International Network Towards Alternatives for Recovery
For information: www.INTAR.org
Kimmel Center, New York University
New York, NY

October 8-11, 2009
Institute on Psychiatric Services
For information: www.psych.org/ips
New York City

September 9-12, 2009
National Association of Rights Protection and Advocacy (NARPA)
For information: www.narpa.org
Phoenix, AZ


December 16, 2008
Madness Radio: Voices & Visions from Outside Mental Health
Interview by Will Hall
For podcast: madnessradio.net

November 13, 2008 – 12:30 to 2:00pm
Presentation at Psychology Department: Humanistic Approach to Mental Illness
Long Island University
Roslyn, NY

October 29-31, 2008
Adam Mark Hotel
Buffalo, New York

October 25th, 2008 – 12:00pm
Talk and book signing at Albany Public Library (Main Branch)
161 Washington Avenue
Albany, New York

July 25th, 2008
Keynote address
Bi-County Conference
Long Island, New York

June 10th, 2008
Keynote address
Pennsylvania Mental Health Consumers’ Association
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

June 4-7, 2008
Keynote address and workshops
International Network Toward Treatment Alternatives for Recovery (INTAR)
and The Leadership Council
University of Toronto
Toronto, Canada

April 17th, 2008
Keynote address
Hope and Recovery Conference
Los Angeles, California

March 14th & 15th, 2008
Recovery from Psychosis: Healing through Relationship
Keynote speaker – Ronald Bassman, Ph.D.
Abandoning Occam’s Razor: The Art of Reconstructing the Self
The Kimmel Center, New York University
For information: www.isps-us.org


November 14-17, 2007
National Association for Rights Protection and Advocacy. Los Angeles, California
For information: www.NARPA.org

September 26, 2007
Cazenovia College, New York
For information: www.cazenovia.edu

August 1, 2007, 4:00 – 5:00PM EST
Mind Freedom News Hour, Hosted by David Oaks
For podcast: mindfreedom.org

July 31, 2007, 3:00 – 4:00PM EST
Gary Null Show, Pacifica & Progressive Radio Network
3:00 – 4:00PM: Jim Gottstein & Ron Bassman
For information: prncomm.net