Over 100 people attended a free public lecture by US psychiatrist Dr Sandra Steingard on the features and benefits of ‘slow psychiatry’.
Dr Steingard, a practicing psychiatrist at the Howard Center in Vermont, was invited by the Mental Health Commission of NSW to speak on ‘need-adapted’ models of mental health care, such as Open Dialogue, for which she is an advocate. The lecture was held on the evening of Monday 21 March at the Aerial Function Centre in Sydney.
Following her presentation, Dr Steingard engaged in an hour long question and answer session with attendees, which included consumers, carers and professionals in the mental health sector.
Dr Steingard’s presentation slides are available on Slideshare and a video of her presentation is below.
To read more of Dr Steingard’s work, read her blog on Mad in America.