How could Soteria help to ameliorate psychosis?

registration required, Webinar - online
Monday 13 May 2024 (13:00-14:00)

Tracey Hill:


Although there have been various theories on how Soteria might promote relief from psychotic symptoms (such as the reduction of affective tension through a calm social milieu) the antipsychotic effect of the Soteria approach remains somewhat enigmatic. In this short talk, we'll introduce the hypothesis that Soteria's therapeutic value stems from its potential to adapt to and restore self-disturbances, a core feature of schizophrenia syndrome that often leads to massive social impairment. We will attempt to explain in some detail how some of Soteria's core elements, i.e. the social context, “being with” or “doing with” might support patients with psychosis to relate more adequately to others, adopt daily living skills, and improve meta-cognitive abilities.

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About the Speakers

Martin Voss is interested in self-disorders in schizophrenia, sense of self-agency, embodiment, effects of architecture and design on mental disorders and well-being. Since 2012 he is Consultant Psychiatrist at the Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Charité University Medicine and St. Hedwig Hospital in Berlin, Germany. He is a founder of Soteria Berlin (2013).

Daniel Nischk (PhD) is a clinical psychologist, co-founder of the Soteria Reichenau in 2012. His research interests include the phenomenology of psychosis and how to promote recovery and return to work in patients with psychosis.

This seminar is free to attend and is open to all, both within and outside the University.  Registration in advance is required.  


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