Psychosis SIG

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Psychosis SIG

Affiliated 2015

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Contact Information

Eric Morris, Ph.D.
Director, La Trobe Psychology Clinic
Melbourne, VIC, Australia

SIG Mission/Objectives

- Facilitating contact between people from ACBS who work with psychosis
- Spreading/sharing material (protocols, stand-alone sessions, latest publications, ...) and experiences (do’s and don’t’s) on psychosis
- Getting a very streamlined, time effective and outcome effective approach
- Developing new material (webinars, seminars, protocols,…) on psychosis
- Linking ACT/CBS/RFT-perspectives on psychosis with other approaches

General interest area to be specifically addressed by this SIG:

Building/expanding a functional contextual approach for research on and working with psychosis/serious mental illness.

Description of SIG membership 

SIG members are ACBS members with an interest in research and practice in understanding helping people with serious mental illness.

SIG Activities

- Facilitating contact between people who work with psychosis:

  • Organizing visits (for example Open Dialogue in Finland)
  • Online meetings (for example every 2 months)
  • Bridging the gap with non-English speaking professionals
  • Building bridges (dialogue and collaboration) with the larger CBT for psychosis
  • Being a place where clinical trainees and PhD students could meet with more experienced members of the SIG at annual local and world conferences or via webinars to inform our training and research

- Spreading/sharing material (protocols, stand-alone sessions, latest publications, ...) and experiences (do’s and don’t’s)

- Getting a very streamlined, time effective and outcome effective approach. Developing new material (webinars, seminars, protocols,…)

- Facilitating intervision/supervision amongst the members

- Linking ACT/CBS/RFT-perspectives on psychosis with other approaches (like recovery, the medical approach, Open Dialogue,…) in order to become more effective, and getting the workable factors more visible

- Becoming more visible at conferences with symposia and other session types

- Writing articles (not only RCT’s, also N-1 designs and the like)

- Thinking about involvement of service-users with lived experiences