Daniel Fisher

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Pre-Conference Training Monday 2 and Tues 3 October – Introductory workshop in Emotional CPR with Daniel Fisher

Daniel Fisher is a psychiatrist with his own personal recovery story to share. As a young biochemist he experienced psychosis, was hospitalised several times and given a diagnosis of schizophrenia.

He graduated from Princeton University, went on to do his Ph.D. in biochemistry at the University of Wisconsin and later his M.D. from George Washington University. He is a board-certified psychiatrist who completed his residency at Harvard Medical School, and is currently Executive Director of the National Empowerment Center.

Daniel is an international speaker, activist, trainer and researcher – passionate about promoting recovery for people labeled with mental illness. Daniel has been a member of the White House Commission on Mental Health, and his openness about his own psychosis and recovery has made him a role model for many.


Daniel Fisher – CRAZYWISE Expert Interview

Daniel Fisher will also be offering an introductory workshop to Emotional CPR (eCPR) – his method of teaching people to assist others through an emotional crisis by three simple steps:

C = Connecting
P = emPowering, and
R = Revitalizing.

People say:

“In my 26 years of recovery I have not experienced anything as profound and empowering as the eCPR training. Thank you for helping me learn new tools and allowing myself to grow and express who I am. The whole training inspired me to be a better person and to not be embarrassed by who I am.”

“It was one of the most profound experiences I have ever had. This is the kind of work I want to be doing to build community. It is a transformative process.”

Co-founder of the National Empowerment Center, Daniel Fisher, writes on alternatives to the medical/institutional model of distress and healing. In particular, he tells of the Empowerment Paradigm of Development and Recovery. His latest book is Heartbeats of Hope

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