New Psychotherapy Conference Announced by Peter R. Breggin MD

Dr. Peter Breggin through his new reform organization has organized the first conference on empathic approaches to psychotherapy and education as well as the dangers of psychiatry April 8-10, 2011 in Syracuse, NY

Online PR News – 02-July-2010 – – Dr. Peter Breggin’s Empathic Therapy Center will be sponsoring a new conference April 8-10, 2011 in Syracuse, NY and will feature presentations by Dr. Breggin and some of his most inspiring colleagues. The conference will critique the hazards of biological psychiatry including diagnoses and drugs and place even more emphasis upon better and more empathic approaches. The goal is to empower practitioners and others in the field to ‘Bring out the best in yourself!’

The Empathic Therapy Conference will offer informative and exciting presentations and workshops oriented to psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, counselors, addiction counselors and teachers. The conference will also serve the needs of interested laypersons, individuals and families who have experienced the damaging effects of psychiatric diagnosis and drugs and are seeking better ways of improving and enhancing their lives.

Speakers include best selling authors Peter Breggin MD, Charles Whitefield MD, Pamela Glasner and Howard Glasser. International experts will include Alberto Fergusson, MD, and Bart Billings, PhD. Innovative practitioners will include Douglas Smith MD, Gerald Porter, PhD, Deborah Denome, and Sarton Weinraub PhD. Advocates are also presenting including Sharon Hoffman, Mathy Downing, and Attorney Karl Protil.

A very special ‘Meet the Authors’ evening will be part of the three day Empathic Therapy Conference.

Dr. Peter Breggin and his wife Ginger Breggin have been organizing and participating in international conferences relating to psychiatric reform and better approaches to emotional crisis and distress for over two decades.

“We will be providing fresh, inspiring, useful information and directions for therapists and counselors to help them to be the very best they can be professionally,” said Ginger Breggin, conference organizer. “Both an examination of the dangers of psychiatric diagnoses and drugs, and development of more empathic psychotherapeutic approaches will be presented.”