After earning his undergraduate degree in American Studies with a minor in sociology from California State UniversityFresno, Voyce Hendrix, LCSW, took an MS in social work at the University of WisconsinMadison. Before completing his formal studies, he worked in the field of mental heath in state institutions, private hospitals, and community-support programs. Hendrix took part in research examining alternatives to treatment in psychiatric hospitals in the community (Soteria) and at the Mental Research Institute in Palo Alto. This research was funded by the National Institute of Mental Health. Hendrix also worked as a licenced psychiatric technician and served as an administrator. He is now a licenced clinical social worker practicing in Wisconsin. His 40-year career has offered him comprehensive experience with a wide spectrum of services and models for helping those who suffer and experience alternative states of reality and has taught him that there are no simple answers for disturbed and disturbing persons in pain.
Washington, D.C.-area freelance writer and editor Deborah C. Fort earned her PhD in comparative literature from the University of Maryland in 1974. After a decade of teaching English and writing at the college level, she turned full-time to writing and editing, specializing in science, education, and women's issues. Of the numerous books on which she has worked, she is proudest of her service as association editor on Gifted Young in Science: Potential Through Performance (National Science Teachers Association, 1989) and A Hand Up: Women Mentoring Women in Science (Association for Women in Science, 1993, 1995). Among other projects, she is currently working on a study of the influence of Paul F. Brandwein on science education in America.
Dr. Mosher, loved "being with" people who were psychotic.
Soteria is the exposition of a grand experiment in the holistic treatment of schizophrenia and is recommended reading for anyone who has an interest in mental illness.
A very useful book for those who have been victims of the mental health system in the USA.
As an alternative form of treatment for schizophrenics, I applaud Dr. Mosher's point of view. I believe that psychotropic drugs do more harm than good, and that the big... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Linda O'Hara-Scott
Soteria House shows the possibilities of another cheaper and much more humane approach to treating mental illnhess. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Don Miguel de Suza Whitney
Great book. The pharmacological companies are drugging the children of the world strictly for profit, leaving behind a trail of broken individuals and families.Published on July 31, 2012 by Foster
If you want to know what really happened at Soteria House in San Jose, don't read this book - read the local police reports. Read morePublished on November 16, 2011 by Robin Ferruggia
A very useful book for those who have been victims of the mental health system in the USA. It gives you hope and insight into alternative treatments without medication. Read morePublished on March 14, 2010 by E.Hess.