Monthly Archives: November 2010

FREE Local ISPS-US Meetings December 5th & 12th

NJ Branch will be meeting Sunday December 5 from 3-5 PM in Pine Brook, NJ. Mr. Jay Yudof will speak about the the peer provider movement, including peer support, self-help, and “lay” mental health services. He will be leading a … Continue reading

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Blogging is hard work… I should have brought Nessie with me

Phew, I know I promised y’all live blogging but… 1. Austen Riggs has a mysterious no cell-phone service and no wi-fi hex, so I can only blog when I am actually IN the Red Lion Inn. 2. I’m not used … Continue reading

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Hallucinations or Visions? Joanne’s 4 Diagnostic Questions

Of the many wise nuggets bestowed by Joanne Greenberg this afternoon in her Keynote Address, I will tell you first about the Four Questions she uses to distinguish visions from hallucinations. Ms. Greenberg recalled a woman telling her that she … Continue reading

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Therapon? Therapon, indeed!

Thank you Jean-Max Gaudilliere and Francoise Davoine for introducing me to the ancient Greek word “therapon” from which the word “therapist” is derived. Francoise spoke tonight of standing shoulder-to-shoulder with her patients, trying to be fully present in their reality. … Continue reading

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Diets and Delusions

Drs. Francoise Davoine and Jean-Max Gaudilliere are discussing what  they have learned about psychoanalysis of psychosis at Austen Riggs, since their first visit in 1978. So far, Francoise and Jean-Max are the only folks who can impart the wisdom of … Continue reading

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