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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 interest 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 2023

In 2023, leveraging our enhanced infrastructure, ISPS-US expanded our programming with short courses, diversified and increased our funding that allowed us to increase scholarships, and launched several successful advocacy campaigns. Our educational programming attendance surged by 92% compared to 2022, marking significant advancement toward our mission of promoting psychological and social approaches to psychosis.

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Our Institutional Members

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