LEAP Training

04/09/2022 10:00 AM - 03:30 PM MT


  • $150.00


How to help a loved one with serious mental illness accept treatment.


Are you struggling to help someone with serious mental illness accept treatment? Join Dr. Xavier Amador world renowned psychologist and author of 8 books including I Am Not Sick I Don't Need Help! Learn to create safety and trust in relationships with adults who are unaware of their mental illness and how to partner with them in seeking support and services.

About LEAP

LEAP (Listen-Empathize-Agree-Partner) shows clinicians, family members, and law enforcement professionals how to quickly gain the trust of someone who is angry or paranoid. It gives you the tools to persuade someone in “denial” about mental illness to accept treatment and/or voluntarily comply with your requests.

The LEAP method grew out of Dr. Xavier Amador’s lived experiences, including:

  • The successful struggle to convince his brother, Henry, who was diagnosed with schizophrenia to take the medications prescribed for him

  • Twenty-five years of hands-on clinical experience with patients who lacked insight into their illnesses

  • Experience gained from hundreds of LEAP seminars involving the tens of thousands of clinicians, family members, and law enforcement 

  • Twenty-five years of clinical research supported by NIMH, Stanley Research Foundation, American Psychiatric Association, and NARSAD

COST: $150 (Register by March 31 for the early bird rate of $50!)
20th Anniversary Edition of I Am Not Sick I Don't Need Help! included in registration.

Attend for free! CONNECT Summit County is committed to providing mental health resources to everyone in Summit County, regardless of their ability to pay. Are you a student, someone on a fixed income, or generally in need of financial assistance to attend this training? Email info@connectsummitcounty.org to request to attend LEAP for free.