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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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“Psychosis: Key Psychoanalytic Concepts” with Danielle Knafo

Danielle Knafo Ph.D. is a leader in the field of psychoanalytic approach to psychosis, so I’m very pleased she was the presenter for the ISPS-US webinar, “Psychosis: Key Psychoanalytic Concepts” that took place on 6/28/17.  See below for the recording. … Continue reading

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Shamanic Spiritual Emergencies: the dialectic of distress and spirituality – a webinar

What is the relationship between distress and confusion that gets called “psychosis” and the states of consciousness that might be described as shamanic or spiritual? To explore this, the next ISPS-US webinar will feature from Ingo Lambrecht, who has perspective … Continue reading

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Slowing Psychiatry: Would That Improve Treatment?

The next ISPS-US online meeting/webinar will be titled “Slow Psychiatry: A Way forward” with Sandra Steingard, M.D. presenting her perspective and then answering questions and participating in discussion. This will occur on Monday May 23 2016, 4:20 PM EDT In … Continue reading

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Getting Back to Dialogue – The Core of Healing!

When people are “mad,” they are often insisting that certain things are so, and frequently seem unwilling or incapable of appreciating or learning from other perspectives.  Yet when the supposedly “sane” mental health system approaches those who are mad, it … Continue reading

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