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What We Do

ISPS-US promotes psychological and social approaches to states of mind often called "psychosis" by providing education, training, advocacy, and opportunities for dialogue between service providers, people with lived experience, family members, activists, and researchers.

Get involved by attending our educational events or joining us as a member to access our network of support, discussion and peer supervision groups, creative sharing spaces, our journal, and more.

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  • Pat Wright * ISPS-US Member
    Pat Wright * ISPS-US Member

    I went to my first conference needing to find other family members who were also struggling with the diagnosis, hospitalization, and medication routine. I appreciate the "trialogue" unique to ISPS where the voices of family members, folks with lived experience and clinicians are expressed in an open and supportive environment. I continue to be inspired by those within ISPS-US, learning ideas, strategies and hearing hopeful people discuss topics that affect my family and me every day.

Our Impact In 2022

In 2022, ISPS-US embarked on an effort to increase organizational capacity and become a greater influence in approaches, understandings, and treatments for “psychosis” and extreme states. We invested in our infrastructure, reimagined our membership program benefits, expanded our advocacy, and reached more people than ever before with our educational programming. 

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Our Institutional Members

  • Advocacy Unlimited
  • AKIN Mental Health
  • Cooperriis Healing Community
  • Consumer Quality Team of Maryland
  • Holistic Mental Health Network
  • Institute for the Development of Human Arts
  • International Society for Ethical Psychology & Psychiatry
  • Origami Therapy Association