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- ISPS New York 2015 – Submission Deadline for Presentations Extended to October 20th
- Getting to Know the People Making a Difference: Lisa Dixon is One!
- Time To Dramatically Transform Roles, From “that of a Passive ‘Mental Patient’ to that of an Empowered Citizen.”
- From Being Beaten Up By Voices, To Having a Voice
- How Can Professionals Learn to Reduce Fears of Psychotic Experiences Rather Than Emphasize Pathology?
Talking with Acutely Psychotic People: A free guide to Communication skills for nurses and others iop.kcl.ac.uk/iopweb/blob/do…
3 days left to submit an abstract for the 19th International Conference of ISPS! Submission guidelines isps2015nyc.org/abstract-submi…
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ISPS-US PRESENTS: Speaking with Voices: Why and How to work with Voice-Hearers TUESDAY NOVEMBER 6, 2012 @ 9:30- 4:30 PM LGBT Community Center 208 West 13th Street (between 7th & 8th Aves), NY, NY 10011 Subway: L to 8th Ave, … Continue reading
Sorry I am such a royal procrastinator here on this blog. Yes, and I remain so… not because there are not interesting things to write about… but because I have been embroiled in doing the slow and painful clinical work … Continue reading
Full-Day Training with Ron Coleman: Working With Voices Wednesday June 20, 2012 at Church of the Intercession 550 W. 155th St. NY, NY 10032 This is a FULL-DAY training to teach mental health professionals, case managers, peer counsellors and family … Continue reading
CALL FOR PAPERS: Deadline April 20, 2012 ISPS-US Thirteenth Annual Meeting Making Contact with the Depths: Psychosis as it is Lived. October 26-28, 2012 At the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Chicago, IL Jointly sponsored by the Lifespan Learning Institute … Continue reading
These are free peer support groups and are OPEN to all voice-hearers. Please pass this information along to anyone who hears voices or who knows someone who hears voices in the New York City Area. For more info about the … Continue reading
ISPS-US is pleased to present: Working with People Who Hear Voices: A Workshop with Ron Coleman 7 PM Thursday April 19, 2012 Jefferson Market Library 425 Avenue of the Americas @ 10th St. NY, NY 10011 This FREE two-hour workshop … Continue reading
This is the fourth article in the NY times “Lives Restored” section by Benedict Carey. This is a link to the article by Ben Carey. In it, he profiles Mr. Milton Greek and his journey from sensitive, passionate and eccentric … Continue reading
First off, I realize that I was maybe a little too hard on Benedict Carey in my previous post (sorry Ben!… not that YOU are reading ME) because the three stories he’s written for the Lives series about people diagnosed … Continue reading
Thanks everyone for participating online and at the conference in San Francisco. A special shout out goes to Ann-Louise Silver for her prodigious blogging during the conference. It’s been another great conference, spending time with good people and learning lots … Continue reading
Ann-Louise is giving a rousing talk on the perils of the proposed DSM 5 diagnosis of Early Psychosis Syndrome. She notes some of the motivation for this new diagnosis, including not just the expansion of the pharmaceutical industry, but also … Continue reading