The following organizations are Institutional Members of ISPS-US. In addition to being listed on our website, Institutional Members are listed in a special section of the ISPS-US Directory, and they get discounts on exhibiting at meetings, registration for a representative, and advertising in our publications. To have your organization join ISPS-US, please fill out the Membership Form including a contact name, and e-mail a 100-word description to firstname.lastname@example.org . Annual dues are $150 and may be paid on our website or mailed to us.
Collaborative Support Programs of New Jersey, Inc. (CSP-NJ) is a private not-for-profit organization. The agency is directed, managed and staffed through thecollaborative efforts of mental health consumers and non-consumers.
CSP-NJ strives to provide individualized, flexible community based services that promote responsibility, recovery and wellness. This is done through thecreation and administration of self-help centers, supportive housing, advocacy and entrepreneurial programs for adults with mental health issues and otherspecial needs.
As a mission-based, consumer driven organization, CSP-NJ exists to advocate for and provide consumer driven mental health services that provide and promotecommunity living.CSP-NJ has created a consumer driven alternative to the traditional mental health system.
CooperRiis Healing Community is a nonprofit residential program serving adults with complex mental health challenges. Residents experience a holistic and individualized approach that includes purposeful work, group and individual psychotherapy, psychopharmacology, neuroscience options such as neurofeedback, nutrition and exercise counseling. Data and anecdotes from residents show that CooperRiis helps them and their families get beyond helplessness and blame to a positive place of hope, support and transformation. CooperRiis' capacity to help its residents reintegrate into the community, gain purposeful employment or complete college has earned it a positive national reputation.
The Cottages on Mountain Creek provides for a holistic approach to recovery for adults age 18+ years of age living with mental illness. Diagnoses include schizoaffective disorder, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and depressive/anxiety disorders, as well as OCD.
Clients are given the opportunity to learn coping mechanisms, improve relationships, practice independent living and work skills, express their creativity, explore their spirituality, and improve their overall health with physical fitness, nutrition, and effective medication solutions.
Programming includes an intensive out-patient program (IOP), mindfulness program, pre-employment prep program, memory care program and a Right to Work program.
D.A.N (Dignity and Advocacy Network) is dedicated to promoting mental health, preventing mental conditions and achieving victory over mental health issues and addictions throughadvocacy, education, research and service. To create more access to alternative supports along with or other than the "medical model" of medicating and hospitalization. To offer options ofan alternative place to move through a mental health crisis without the trauma and drugging of the psychiatric hospitals.
Concern for the publics health demands that disparities in treatment and the disproportionality of the burden of mental pain be eradicated.
D.A.N. envisions a just, humane and healthy society in which all people are accorded respect, dignity and the opportunity to achieve their full potential through meaningful social inclusionthat is free from discrimination. The "stigma" of mental pain is something that we ourselves create when we label human experiences as "illness.
The East Side Institute for Group and Short Term Psychotherapy is an international educational, training and research center known for the development of Social Therapeutics?a radically relational, cultural approach to human development, community building and leadership. An alternative to traditional modes of psychology, psychotherapy, education and community building, Social Therapeutics relates to people of all ages and life circumstances as social performers and creators of their lives. It is practiced globally both as a group-oriented, development-focused psychotherapy (Social Therapy) and as a methodology with broad application in educational, cultural, health and mental health, and community settings.
Founded in 1985 by the creator of social therapy Fred Newman and developmental psychologist and current director Lois Holzman, the Institute functions as a unique community think tank, building bridges between university- based and community-based practices and bringing the traditions and innovations of each to the other. The Institute is at the center of national and international conversations about the limitations of mainstream psychology and psychotherapy; the problems with, and alternatives to, psychiatric diagnosis; performance and social activism; development as a human right and the centrality of play in helping people throughout the life span to grow.
The Institute offers training opportunities that are open to professionals and paraprofessionals across disciplines looking for thought leadership and practical guidance in the development of persons and communities through play, performance and group creativity.
Ellenhorn is the most comprehensive and integrative private community-based mental health program in the country. Our approach combines robust psychiatric services with intensive psychosocial care, focusing equally on reducing the psychosocial damage caused by stigma, loss of social identity and institutionalization, as on treating psychiatric illness and co-occurring disorders. Using the best-practice "gold standard" community-based treatment models, Program for Assertive Community Treatment (PACT) and Integrated Dual Diagnosis Treatment (IDDT), our multidisciplinary teams provide top-quality clinical care, rehabilitation and treatment resources to clients living in apartments in the community. A small number of clients receive services at our staff-supervised Brackett House. To support recovery we often use an approach informed by the Open Dialogue model, where the client has a large and empowering role in determining the nature of their treatment and in establishing life goals. Our job is to provide top-quality clinical care, with af ocus on the psychosocial goals of regaining a sense of mastery and a return to the pursuit of life dreams.
Elpida Residential Programs is a private, non-profit that operates four residential treatment programs in Marin County, CA. Our comprehensive programs are open to adults diagnosed with persistent mental illness, who are interested in developing the skills necessary to manage their illness so that they may eventually live an independent, meaningful life in the community. All residents receive individualized treatment that includes psychotherapy, group therapy, case-management, medication oversight, daily exercise, and a day program tailored to individual needs. For further information about Elpidas services please contact Laura McCormick, Ph.D. at 415-499-8613 or visit elpidahouse.org.
The Holistic Mental Health Network envisions the greater Cincinnati area as a place where people can find support, resources, and help in times of mental health distress, withoutstigma and with hope for wholeness. We help raise awareness of the need for a whole person/whole community approach to mental health, beyond the brain disease model. We helpidentify resources, including individuals and agencies, taking this approach. We work to engage the community in hopeful conversation about mental health, wellness, and recovery.
Inner Fire is a unique, proactive healing community in southern Vermont, US, founded with the sole purpose of offering striving individuals the choice to recover from debilitating and traumatic life experiences, (which typically lead to mental (soul) health and addiction issues), without the use of mind-altering, psychotropic drugs. Self-healing happens through engaging in the proactive and empowering therapies (which harmonize the relationship between the body, the soul and the spirit); through intentional work in the gardens, the woods, the kitchen and the household; and through one-on-one and group counseling sessions encouraging self-exploration, thoughtful expression and through compassionate listening.
The International Society for Ethical Psychology and Psychiatry, Inc. (ISEPP) is a 501(3)(c) non-profit volunteer organization of mental health professionals, physicians, educators, ex-patients and survivorsof the mental health system, and their families. We are not affiliated with any political or religious group.
Our mission is to use the standards of scientific inquiry to address the ethics of psychology and psychiatry. We strive to educate our members and the public about the nature of mental illness, the de-humanizing and coercive aspects of many forms of mental health treatment, and the alternative humane ways of helping people who struggle with very difficult life issues. We believe this is essential since one of the most cherished principles in the mental health field is informed consent. That means you should be fully and honestly informed about the problems you are experiencing, and the full risks and benefits of any treatment, before making truly voluntary decisions about your care. Our goal is to fully inform you.
At the heart of our critique is the fact that mental illnesses are not literal illnesses like diabetes and cancer. Despite popular media portrayal, decades of scientific research have failed to demonstrate any biological pathology that causes mental illness. For this reason, they should not be considered medical problems and traditional medical treatment is not a solution. In particular, psychiatric drugs only temporarily mask emotions. Not only does this masking prevent people from understanding their problems and making important life changes, these drugs carry with them a whole host of dangerous effects that typically are not explained to the user when prescribing them.
The National Empowerment Center (NEC) is a federally-funded consumer-run national technical assistance and resource center fostering recovery, self-determination, and community inclusion. We serve mental health consumer/survivors, peer-run service and advocacy organizations, family members, providers, and decision-makers. NEC offers programs and resources to help individuals find their voice through recovery awareness, self-help, peer support, self determination, and leadership.
Rose Hill Centers psychiatric rehabilitation program is based on the belief that recovery takes place when people receive professional psychiatric care while participating in meaningful activity within a consistent, compassionate, dignified environment. Rose Hills professional mental health team and support staff direct a comprehensive program, including clinical care, a therapeutic work program (kitchen, housekeeping, animal care, and horticulture), job readiness classes, social interaction, and recreation. Concurrently, a Rose Hill psychiatrist works closely with each patient to develop an effective medication regimen that establishes the stability required to participate in the rehabilitation process designed to help them achieve their highest level of independence.
129 King Street
Northampton, MA 01060
Located in the Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts and serving the surrounding area, ServiceNet is a non-profit human service agency that provides essential services to people living with mental illness, developmental disability, brain injury, homelessness, addiction, and other challenges. Grounded in research, we provide services to address people’s unique goals.
Person centered and recovery oriented, we meet people where they are, building on strengths, interests, and needs. Whatever the starting point, we believe there is room for personal growth. Services are designed to assist people in becoming as resilient and independent as possible, and to achieve their hopes and dreams.
Windhorse Community Services, Inc. is a private therapeutic service and community in Boulder, CO, serving local and out-of-state persons.
Significant recovery from serious mental health challenges is more achievable in an optimal situation.Programs are tailored to each persons needs and resources, and may include:
We bring our compassionate, whole-person perspective to all of our work.
Providing creative home-based approaches to challenging treatment needs since 1981.
Toll free: 1 (877) 844-8181
Phone: (413) 586-0207
211 North Street, Suite #1
Northampton, Massachusetts 01060
Toll free: 1 (877) 844-8181
Phone: (805) 548-8951
1411 Marsh Street, Suite #103
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
2120 Southwest Jefferson St Suite 300
Portland, OR 97201
Windhorse Integrative Mental Health is a therapeutic community approach to recovery for individuals struggling with psychiatric disturbances. The services at Windhorse IntegrativeMental Health are individually tailored in close communication with each client and family, and represent a wide range of intensity and structure.
All services are fully integrated with the community. Windhorse programs have been successful in the following ways: