The Defense Mechanism that was misnamed Psychosis

Chelsea Bagias

Outpatient Psychiatry Department

I am a licensed psychologist in Northern California. I work at a large outpatient psychiatry department in a specialized program for individuals experiencing the symptoms of psychosis. I meet with clients in weekly individual therapy, voice hearing groups, family support classes, and young adult support groups. I have specialized with voice hearing and extreme beliefs for the past 12 years. 


This presentation will address how the most misunderstood diagnosis in the history of mental health not only can actually makes sense but also yields the answers to resolving it within its story. We will start with a... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Chelsea Bagias (Outpatient Psychiatry Department)

Topic Areas

Therapeutic relationships , Individual psychodynamic therapies , Other approaches to working for change


SAAM WUP » Workshop: Understanding Psychosis and Therapy (11:00 - Saturday, 2nd September, Maths Building, Forsyth Room)

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