Gaining Autonomy & Medication Management (GAM) Training for Peer Support Workers

Quebecoise GAM pioneer, facilitator and psychiatric survivor, Celine Cyr (MSW), will share an approach that can be used to help others create their own plan for their use of psychiatric medication. Gaining Autonomy & Medication Management is about:

  • Learning and understanding psychiatric medication and its effects on all aspects of a person’s life
  • Creating spaces of open dialogue around one’s needs and preferences with respect to medication
  • It’s about making decisions, self-advocacy, engaging external supports, limiting risks and taking charge
  • GAM bypasses the debate ‘for or against’ medication and shifts the focus instead on the subjective quality of life of the person who is taking the medication.

When: Thursday, December 11, 2014 from 9:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Registration charge: $60 (Payable to Alternatives; mail payment to Alternatives, 1245 Danforth Avenue, Toronto, M4J 1M8)

Where: Friends House, 60 Lowther Avenue (near St. George subway), Toronto, ON M5R 1C7

Contact: 416-285-7996 Ext. 227 | bmckinnon@alternativestoronto.org

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