Author Archives: ISPS Student

Let’s Participate in Co-constructing Ecosystems and Cultures that Honor All Life by Berta Britz

This pandemic seems like such an obvious opening for western industrialized cultures to wake up and recognize the impact of structural inequalities and traumatic experiences on our individual and collective well-being.  Yet our mainstream media and professional journals, fed by … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Join the ISPS-US Book Club: Our Book for May is “Hearing Voices, Living Fully” by Claire Bien

Join us as we read books about psychosis and extreme states. What can we learn from each other?  Each month we will read a different book and discuss it over a special Book Club listserv. At the end of the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Working in the Orthodox Jewish Community: An Interview with Leah Rokeach, LCSW

This month I spoke with Leah Rokeach, LCSW a social worker in Brooklyn who works primarily with the Orthodox Jewish community. Leah is a long-time member of ISPS and holds the position of Secretary for the United States chapter. She … Continue reading

Posted in Interviews | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

New Online Hearing Voices Group For Families

    From Hearing Voices USA: Since beginning in December 2016, our Online Hearing Voices Network groups have grown into powerful virtual communities of support.  We often receive emails from the family members of voice-hearers asking if they can observe … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Interview with Dr. Sally E. Riggs, CBT for Psychosis Practitioner

This month I interviewed Dr. Sally E. Riggs, clinical psychologist, practitioner of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Psychosis (CBTp) and the founder and director of NYC CBTp. Tell me about yourself Hi my name is Dr. Sally Riggs, I am a licensed … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Minority Mental Health Awareness Month: Spotlight on Psychosis

July is Minority Mental Health Awareness Month . According to the website for the National Network to Eliminate Disparities in Behavioral Health, Minority Mental Health Awareness Month was started in 2008 by the US government in an effort to improve access to mental … Continue reading

Posted in Advocacy, Minority Mental Health Awareness Month, Psychosis | 2 Comments

Interview with ISPS member Gregory Shankland

One of the things I like most about ISPS is the diversity of its members. We are truly a creative mix of people including (but not limited to): people with lived experience of voices, visions & extreme states, researchers, students, psychologists, … Continue reading

Posted in Interviews, Membership | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Coffee & Psychosis

My newest Internet discovery is a podcast from the UK called Coffee & Psychosis. The podcast was created by a young man with his own lived experience of psychosis and is described on the website as: “a collection of human … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Hearing Voices World Congress in Boston

Hearing Voices World Congress is coming to the United States this summer and it’s going to be awesome. The Hearing Voices World Congress is an annual international meeting for people interested in the Hearing Voices Movement. The meeting has always been … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

ISPS-US Virtual Reading & Study Group

The ISPS-US Student & Early Career Committee  is pleased to announce the start of a new initiative– a virtual reading and study group. Our first reading will be Psychotherapy of Schizophrenia: The Treatment of Choice by Bertram Karon and Gary … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | 2 Comments