The Recovery Education Unit  In association with the National Paranoia Network

Present a two day workshop

Supporting the implementation of The Maastricht Interview in to practice



Course details: This workshop provides advanced training for professionals and workers

in mental health care who have undertaken the Maastricht Interview for people who hear

voices or experience problematic thoughts, beliefs and paranoia.

The course involves identifying the barriers to implementing the interview, overcoming them

to enable the process to begin. This workshop provides also an opportunity for the workers to

understand the metaphor of a person’s experience by using reflective questioning.

How the worker can keep control of the session if the client goes off on a tangent and

identifying why the person might do this, it will also look at how we respond to disclosure of

abuse and traumatic experiences, we will look at how we respond, acknowledge and

empower the person.


Course facilitator:

Peter Bullimore is a voice hearer who spent ten years as a psychiatric patient enduring many bouts of severe paranoia. Through learning holistic approaches and with support of the

Hearing Voices Network he was able to reclaim his life from the system.

He facilitates a hearing voices and paranoia support group in Sheffield. He also runs his own training and consultancy agency, Asylum Associates, and is the founder member of the

Paranoia Network.

Price £250 for the two day workshop,


You must have completed the 3 or 6 day Maastricht Interview training to be accepted on to this course. A small number of places are funded by Health Education Yorkshire specialist skills development (please contact us for details.)


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