WGI-US 2017 Conference

NC State University

Presented by WGI-US and North Carolina State University's Department of Social Work

Cosponsored by Dr. Peter Breggin's Center for the Study of Empathic Therapy www.empathictherapy.org

WGI-US Conference 2017

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Pre-Conference Day-July 26th (Wednesday)

With best selling authors Robert Whitaker and Peter Breggin

Robert Whitaker

By Robert Whitaker

  • Mad in America: Bad Science, Bad Medicine, and the Enduring Mistreatment of the Mentally Ill

  • Anatomy of an Epidemic: Magic Bullets, Psychiatric Drugs, and the Astonishing Rise of Mental Illness in America

  • Psychiatry Under the Influence: Institutional Corruption, Social Injury, and Prescriptions for Reform

    Peter Breggin

    By Peter Breggin

  • Toxic Psychiatry: Why Therapy, Empathy and Love Must Replace the Drugs, Electroshock, and Biochemical Theories of the "New Psychiatry"

  • Your Drug May Be Your Problem, Revised Edition: How and Why to Stop Taking Psychiatric Medications

  • Guilt, Shame, and Anxiety: Understanding and Overcoming Negative Emotions

  • Download Pre-Conference Day Flyer

    Conference - July 27th-29th (Thursday-Saturday)-Includes Wednesday Welcome Reception, lunches Thursday through Saturday and Saturday night dinner.

    Every day will have presentations addressing topics relevant for counseling, education, self-growth & development and managing. For those interested in attending one day only, Thursday will feature a counselor track; Friday will feature a self-growth & development track and Saturday will feature a track for educators.

    Faculty Day - July 30th (Sunday)

    This day is for staff development of any WGI-US faculty or for those studying to be faculty.

    *FULL Conference Package (5 days-July 26th-30th)
    Includes Pre-conference, Conference & Faculty Day.

    • CEs available for $35 (two days or more) or $25 for one day. When purchasing conference please choose "add CEs" from additional options.

    • Guests are welcome for a fee ($260) which includes Wednesday Welcome Reception, lunches Thursday through Saturday and Saturday night dinner. If guests only want to attend Saturday dinner, please choose Saturday dinner. If guests are attending workshops, then payment of full conference is required.

    • All pre-conference training participants (Certification & Faculty Trainings & Endorsements) are invited to the Wednesday night Welcome dinner to receive their certificates. Discounted rate of $260 for conference can be purchased when purchasing training.

    • Name tags will be provided, at no extra charge, to conference participants who did not receive a name tag at the 2015 Las Vegas conference. Purchase of conference (at least 3 days) is required to receive a free name tag. If you are not entitled to a free name tag, you may purchase a 2017 conference name tag.

    • Vending tables available.

    • Hotel Information:

      Booking Link

      We have reserved a block of hotel rooms at the DoubleTree - Brownstone Hotel. Please ask for the Glasser rate of $114/night which includes breakfast and a manager's special each day. Be sure to book early so you are ensured a room in the conference hotel.

      1707 Hillsborough Street

      RaleighNC 27605
      Locally: (919) 828-0811
      Toll free: 1-800-331-7919


      Things to Do In Raleigh, NC downloadable PDF



      Full Conference (July 26th-30th)
      5 days include Pre-conference & Faculty days


      Conference - July 27th-29th (Thursday-Saturday)
      Includes Wednesday welcome reception


      Conference - One Day Only
      Includes lunch


      Conference - Two Days Only
      Includes lunch


      Pre-conference Day (Wednesday, July 26th)

      Meet and greet best selling authors Robert Whitaker and Peter Breggin


      Faculty Day (Sunday, July 30th)


      Conference Guests- Not attending conference presentations

      Includes Wednesday Welcome Reception, lunches Thursday - Saturday and Saturday night dinner
      *Also option to purchase only dinner Saturday night


      CTRTC Trainings (July 23rd-26th)

      • Certification ($500)
      • Practicum Supervisor Training ($1000)
      • Practicum Supervisor Endorsement ($1000)
      • Basic Instructor Training ($1000)
      • Basic Instructor Endorsement ($1000)



      Vending Tables

      • Full table: $50
      • Half table: $35
      Name Badge ($15)  

      Cancellation Policy

      • Cancellations made prior to January 15, 2017, will be refunded 75% of their purchase.
      • Cancellations made between January 15 and March 15, 2017 will be refunded 50% of their purchase.
      • Cancellations made between March 16 and June 15, 2017 will be refunded 25% of their purchase.
      • No refunds will be made for requests received after June 15, 2017 unless involving a medical emergency or death of an immediate family member.
      • Please send your cancellation requests by e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Refunds will be issued within thirty (30) days.