To join a committee, see our existing committees here. Contact the chair of the committee you are interested in. If you are interested in leading a committee that does not have a leader, email firstname.lastname@example.org .
The Membership Committee recruits new members, develops new membership benefits, makes suggestions to improve members? experiences, and oversees the mentorship program.
The Research Committee encourages research on the psychological treatments of psychosis, compiles and shares recent research on psychosis, and may apply for grants to conduct original research in the field of psychosis, or coordinate such research.
The Program Committee changes with every annual meeting. With the help of the Executive Director, it plans the annual meeting theme, location and schedule, chooses a keynoter and honoree, writes a Call for Papers, reads and chooses presentations, develops the program, markets the meeting and assists with other logistics of the meeting. Members of the committee do not need to reside where the meeting is held, but at least some of them should.
The Education Committee sponsors webinars on various educational topics related to psychosis and extreme states, fosters the formation of study groups, encourages inclusion of training in psychological treatments of people with psychosis in existing training programs for mental health professionals, and serves as a resource and clearinghouse of relevant information and speakers on the psychological treatments of people with psychosis for study groups and training programs.
The Ethics Committee receives reports of or other correspondence relating to alleged professional misconduct of any member of ISPS-US, advises any complainant of the reporting requirements and procedures of the ethics board of that person?s professional organization, advises the Executive Council regarding the various ethical policies of professional organizations which affect the policies and practices of ISPS-US and its members.
The Publication Committee is currently inactive. It could oversee newsletter publication (currently coordinated by the Newsletter Editor), as well as self publishing of relevant books on psychosis (such as A Way Out of Madness), and act as a liaison with the international ISPS journal, Psychosis: Psychological, Social and Integrative Approaches.
The following committees have been organized by specific subsets of ISPS-US?s membership. Members are welcome to join more than one committee, as many members occupy more than one identity or perspective. Other committees may be formed as desired by members, with the approval of the President:
The Experts by Experience Committee provides a forum for members who have experienced psychosis and/or extreme states to discuss issues unique to them, to educate the larger membership about their perspectives, and to foster inclusion of people with lived experience at all levels of the organization, including in the annual meeting and in leadership.
The Students and Early Career Committee provides a forum for members who are students and/or just beginning their careers to share ideas, discuss their unique issues, to develop resources within the organization that pertain to members new to the field, and to foster inclusion of students and early career members at all levels of the organization, including in the annual meeting and in leadership.
The Family Members Committee is in formation. It provides a forum for members whose family members have experienced psychosis and/or extreme states, to discuss issues unique to caregivers, to educate the larger membership about their perspectives, and to foster inclusion of family members at all levels of the organization, including in the annual meeting and in leadership.