Tag Archives: Psychosis

Getting to Know the People Making a Difference: Lisa Dixon is One!

How to best help people with psychosis is a controversial subject, so what some people see as “progress” other people might see as a bad idea. But we need to talk about it, to understand what different people are thinking, … Continue reading

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Getting Past “Blaming the Brain”

ISPS member John Read has been a leader in researching the connection between adverse events like child abuse and later experiences seen as psychosis.  Now, in his first ever blog post, he’s written a very readable and even funny account … Continue reading

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Creating Dialog on Approaches for “Psychosis” in New Jersey

What would happen if professionals opened their minds about the nature of madness?  What new possibilities might be created if they questioned labels such as “schizophrenia” and if they instead showed curiosity about the person underneath the label, and interest … Continue reading

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The Uncanny in Psychosis

Just listening to Jeffrey Gehring’s Case Presentation and he referred to an incident of the uncanny in his work. At least a dozen of us raised our hands to comment about our own experiences of uncanny experiences in working with … 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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Labor Day, Work, and Recovery from Psychosis

Posted by Jessica Arenella, Moderator “What’s all this talk about empowerment? I can tell you the definition of empowerment: “It’s a decent paycheck at the end of the week.” Quotation quoted by Patricia Deegan, Ph.D. in her incisive and inspiring … Continue reading

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