The following 3 online courses are taught by Ron Unger, LCSW. These are courses that you complete on your own time, and you have lifetime access to all course materials. 6 hours of CE credits are available to most US professionals: see the links below for details. 50% of your tuition for each course directly supports ISPS-US.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for psychosis is an evidence-based method to reduce distress and disability related to psychotic experiences, and to support a possible full recovery. Use this link for more information and to register.
A large body of research now indicates that trauma can be a cause of psychosis, with dissociation playing an important role. This online course will help you understand how this happens, and how to use CBT and other approaches to support work toward recovery. Use this link for more information and to register.
Crisis in the mind raises deep questions that are often understood as spiritual. Learn culturally competent and recovery-oriented ways of engaging with people around these issues in this online course. Use this link for more information and to register.
ISPS-US has partnered with Mad in America to promote their online courses. The courses are free, but they ask for donations.
The following videos may be of particular interest to ISPS-US viewers:
Antipsychotics: Short and Long-Term Effects
Can Clinical Care be Recovery Oriented?
How Vermont Discovered the Possibility of Recovery
Prescribing Antipsychotics in First Episode Psychosis: Is Less More?
Psychiatric Medications and Long-Term Outcomes for Schizophrenia
Martin Harrow and Thomas Jobe
Psychiatry Past and Present (Part 1: The Changing Face of Psychosis)
Unraveling the Bundles of Research Bias
The Voices in my Head
Why Few Patients Benefit from Psychiatric Medications
Peter Gøtzsche and Albert Gjedde