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19th International ISPS Conference

From DNA to Neighborhood: Relationship and Experience in Psychosis
–An International Dialogue

March 18-22, 2015, Cooper Union, New York City

Join us in the Big Apple for the 19th International ISPS Conference, a big tent with an integrative focus on the psychosocial treatments of psychosis spanning the far reaching domains of our field – the range of psychotherapies; drama, arts, and music therapies; the interaction with genetics, epigenetics, and neurology; subjective and lived experience of service users and families; phenomenology and culture – in fact, a wide range of treatment approaches crossing the spectrum “From DNA to Neighborhood.”

Hosted by ISPS-US. Cosponsored by the World Psychiatric Association and the World Association for Psychosocial Rehabilitation. Continuing Education and Continuing Medical Education offered by the Institute for the Advancement of Human Behavior (IAHB)

Abstract submission is now closed.
Early Registration Deadline: Dec. 15, 2014

Debra LampshirePast Annual Meeting resources available

Download updated Abstracts and References
from the ISPS-US 14th Annual Meeting >>

Videos of some presentations from the October 2013 ISPS-US 14th Annual Meeting in New Brunswick,
What’s in a Name? Emerging Perspectives on the Intersection of “Schizophrenia” and “Recovery”
are now available as streaming (video on demand), download or DVD. Purchase 14th Annual Meeting videos >>

Videos from the October 201213th Annual Meeting are also available. Members and attendees receive a discount: Email for details.
Purchase 13th Annual Meeting videos >>

View photos from the October 2013 ISPS-US 14th Annual Meeting in New Brunswick

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Election 2014

ISPS-US is pleased to announce the results of our officer election:

Jessica Arenella, PhD

Vice President:
Nancy Burke, PhD

Leah Rokeach, LCSW

Ron Abramson, MD

Congratulations to our new officers! They will take office on November 8.

The amendment question about whether to implement electronic voting in the next election was not able to be counted, because we did not receive ballots from 40% of eligible voters. We may have a special election between now and 2017 to revisit this question. For now we will continue to follow our bylaws, which require voting by mail.

Thanks to all members who participated in the election, and thanks to our current officers, Brian Koehler, Nancy Burke, Lori Kalman and K. Lowenthal, for their years of service

ISPS-US Institutes Sexual Harassment Policy

ISPS-US has issued a formal statement on discrimination and harassment and insituted a Sexual Harassment Policy.
Click here to download Policy (PDF) >>

ISPS Signs the Melbourne Hearing Voices Declaration

Dan FisherMember Spotlight

Dan Fisher, ISPS-US Honorary Member 2013
Read more about his work. >>

If you would like to be featured in a future Member Spotlight,
contact Karen Stern, Executive Director.




A Way Out of MadnessA Way Out of Madness
Dealing With Your Family After You've Been Diagnosed With A Psychiatric Disorder

Co-Written and Co-Edited by Daniel Mackler and Matthew Morrissey

Family conflict can wreak havoc on people diagnosed with psychiatric disorders. A Way Out of Madness offers guidance in resolving family conflict and taking control of your life. The book also includes personal accounts of family healing by people who were themselves psychiatrically diagnosed. This is the first book in our ISPS-US Book Series. Paperback now available. For more information or to purchase>>

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