Dialogs with Ed Knight April 19th

Submitted by admin on Thu, 04/19/2007 - 11:21

You are invited to the following presentations by the award-winning
and nationally recognized Dr. Ed Knight, Ph. D., Vice President of
Recovery, Rehabilitation, and Mutual Supports at ValueOptions in

Dialogue on Empowerment (Providers and Consumer/Survivors)

1-2:30 at MBHP, 489 Whitney Avenue, 3rd Floor Conference Room, Holyoke,

People living with mental health diagnoses and providers of mental
health services will engage in a semi-structured dialogue on issues of
empowerment and disempowerment.

Building a Social Movement (Consumer/Survivors and Allies only)

3:30 - 5:00 at Quaker Space, 2nd Floor, 43 Center St., Northampton, MA

We will present and discuss the five principles of building a social
movement that were used in building the peer social movement in New York
state, which resulted in over 600 peer groups in New York. This peer
movement was very successful in gaining access to state funding. Issues
of cooptation and integrity will be discussed.

Please RSVP to Oryx Cohen at The Consortium at ocohen@wmtcinfo.org or
413-536-2401 x3032

More Info on Ed Knight

Excerpts from a blurb at a recent conference where Ed knight was a

"Ed Knight, PhD, is currently ValueOptions Vice President of Recovery,
Rehabilitation and Mutual Support and is responsible for implementing a
recovery-based philosophy of care throughout the company. His
leadership has pioneered a number of new recovery and rehabilitation
programs. His work promotes self-directed care that supports,
understands and respects individual growth and personal
development...Dr. Knight has made fundamental and significant
contributions to consumer empowerment, self-help, and self-determination
through his teaching, writing and research."

An article on stigma by Ed Knight:

An article about Ed Knight from 2001:

Oryx Cohen, M.P.A.
Career Initiatives Director
Western Massachusetts Training Consortium
187 High St., Suite 202
Holyoke, MA 01040
(413) 536-2401 x3032
(413) 536-4166 (Fax)

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