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From “Recovery” to “Transformation and Recovery”

Going mad involves breaking away from, or losing touch with, group norms and ideas about reality. This routinely leads many to even extreme levels of distress and disability, so I am among those who continue to think that promoting whatever … Continue reading

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The Need for Service-User Led Research on Psychotherapy: Re-Post from the TRP Collaborative

This blogpost is a repost of something I wrote for the TRP Collaborative, a new intiative started by Nev Jones, Ph.D. to increase service-user/stakeholder involvement in research on psychosis. The TRP Collaborative is a mix of people with lived experience, … Continue reading

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Interview with Dr. Sally E. Riggs, CBT for Psychosis Practitioner

This month I interviewed Dr. Sally E. Riggs, clinical psychologist, practitioner of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Psychosis (CBTp) and the founder and director of NYC CBTp. Tell me about yourself Hi my name is Dr. Sally Riggs, I am a licensed … Continue reading

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Expanding the Conversation: Talks on Hearing Voices, Oppression and Recovery

The Hearing Voices Congress of 2017 is over, but it’s not too late to listen to some of the key talks that happened there!   Other keynotes: * Marty Hadge * Akiko Hart * Barry Floyd * David Walker * … Continue reading

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Has Anyone Ever Fully Recovered From “Schizophrenia?”

When someone recently asked this on Quora, the first answer they received was the typical perspective offered by our mental health system.  It was stated that schizophrenia is a chronic biological illness, and that no cure exists.  The only hope … Continue reading

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Coffee & Psychosis

My newest Internet discovery is a podcast from the UK called Coffee & Psychosis. The podcast was created by a young man with his own lived experience of psychosis and is described on the website as: “a collection of human … Continue reading

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Hearing Voices World Congress in Boston

Hearing Voices World Congress is coming to the United States this summer and it’s going to be awesome. The Hearing Voices World Congress is an annual international meeting for people interested in the Hearing Voices Movement. The meeting has always been … Continue reading

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They Heard Voices documentary premier and discussion in NYC July 13

PRESENT THEY HEARD VOICES A movie by Jonathan Balazs Co-sponsored by ISPS-US and Hearing Voices NYC When: JULY 13TH 2017 at 6:30 PM Where: JEFFERSON MARKET LIBRARY 425 Ave of the Americas (6th ave & 10th Street) FREE!  TRAILER: https://vimeo.com/185557072 THEY … Continue reading

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ISPS-US Virtual Reading & Study Group

  The ISPS-US Student & Early Career Committee (Marie C. Hansen, Terri Talley, Halle Thurnauer & Peter Pascatore) is pleased to announce the start of a new initiative– a virtual reading and study group. Our first reading will be Psychotherapy … Continue reading

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Video Resources on Psychosis

The following is a list of video resources put together by ISPS-US member Brian Koehler, related to Subjective Experiences, Recovery, Medication, Psychosocial Therapies, etc. Brian Koehler PhD teaches at New York University & TC, Columbia University. Subjective Experience & Recovery … Continue reading

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