The hearing voices network: initial lessons and future directions for mental health professionals and Systems of Care

  title={The hearing voices network: initial lessons and future directions for mental health professionals and Systems of Care},
  author={Thomas H Styron and Lauren A. Utter and Larry Davidson},
  journal={Psychiatric Quarterly},
For more than two decades, the Hearing Voices Network (HVN) has provided alternative approaches to supporting voice hearers, and an emerging body of research is now confirming their value. HVN approaches present unique opportunities and challenges for mental health professionals and systems of care that work with individuals who hear voices. An overview of the HVN is presented, including its history, principles and approaches. HVN approaches are compared and contrasted with traditional mental… 
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