Making Contact with the Depths: Psychosis as it is Lived Conference

When: October 26-28, 2012
Where: Chicago School of Professional Psychology Chicago, IL

Keynote Speaker: Danielle Bergeron, MD, FRCPC, FAPA
A founder of GIFRIC Center for Research and Training, and Director of The 388, the Psychoanalytic Treatment Center for Young Adult Psychotics, Quebec. From Psychotic Experience to Civic Responsibility

Honoree: James Gottstein, Esq.
President and CEO of The Law Project for Psychiatric Rights (PsychRights). A Human Rights Lawyer’s Perspective On The Mental Health System

Registration is now open for the International Society for the Psychological and Social Approaches to Psychoses’ thirteenth annual conference. Early bird rates are in effect until September 15, 2012. This program will interest psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, counselors, nurses and other mental health professionals, as well as members of the lay public, including service users and their families, interested in learning about the experience and treatment of psychosis. Full information and registration is available at

I’ll be presenting my doctoral work at the conference on Sunday the 28th. My paper is entitled Psychodynamic Treatment and Model of Schizotypal Personality Disorder. There will be some notable speakers there including Karon, Silver, Davoine & Gaudillière, Steinman, etc. Here’s the program for the conference (