Tag Archives: Schizophrenia

Understanding Psychosis and Schizophrenia – A Valuable, and Free, Online Report

What would happen if a team of highly qualified psychologists joined up with a team of people who knew psychosis from the inside, from their own journey into madness and then recovery – and if they collaborated in writing a … Continue reading

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An ISPS “Online Meeting” with Bertram Karon

ISPS is beginning to hold online meetings, which are expected to occur about monthly.  The first such meeting will be Friday 12/12/14, noon EST, featuring Bertram Karon on the topic of “Who am I to treat this person? What it … 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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2nd & 3rd stories in NY Times about people with schizophrenia doing alright!

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

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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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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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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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