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Ron Unger
Ron Unger is a therapist and educator specializing in psychological approaches to experiences such as hearing voices, paranoia, and distressing thoughts and beliefs, with a special interest in the relationships between "psychosis," trauma, and spirituality. He is also an activist for human rights within mental health treatment and blogs at

Entries by Ron Unger

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Psychosis: A Highly Valuable Contribution Despite Major Flaws

(2) Comments | Posted September 25, 2013 | 10:20 AM

The core of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, or ACT, is the idea of simply accepting, rather than trying to get rid of, disturbing or unwanted inner experiences like anxiety or voices, and then refocusing on a commitment to take action toward personally chosen values regardless of whether that seems to...

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Creating Dialog on Approaches for 'Psychosis' in New Jersey

(0) Comments | Posted September 11, 2013 | 9:44 AM

What would happen if professionals opened their minds about the nature of madness? What new possibilities might be created if they questioned labels such as "schizophrenia" and if they instead showed curiosity about the person underneath the label and interest in the way "psychosis" might be an understandable response to...

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Madness, Revolution, and Making Peace

(4) Comments | Posted August 23, 2013 | 6:03 PM

Click here to read an original op-ed from the TED speaker who inspired this post and watch the TEDTalk below.

While some will frame Eleanor's story, told in her awesome TED video, as the triumph of an individual struggling against "mental illness," I believe...

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