This Hearing Distressing Voices Simulation Session was developed by Patricia Deegan, PhD. During the simulation,
participants listen to distressing voices through headphones while completing common everyday tasks. Participants
sequentially visit 4 stations: a mock emergency room; day treatment center; interaction in the community; and a testing
center. At each station, participants will be asked to complete tasks such as a mental health status exam, a job
application, follow simple directions, answer interview questions and participate in an origami exercise, all while hearing
distressing voices. The session will conclude with a debriefing session where everyone can share their experience and
gain new insights into the strength and resilience of voice hearers.
Registration will open within 30 days of simulation.