Why you should join InterPsych

I.Pitchford-InterPsych (I.Pitchford@SHEFFIELD.AC.UK)
Fri, 3 Jun 1994 10:52:03 LCL


Why you should join InterPsych

InterPsych is an international, multidisciplinary organization having
members drawn from anthropology, computer science, neuroscience,
pharmacology, philosophy, psychiatry, psychology, and sociology.

InterPsych has two main aims:

1. To foster interdisciplinary debate and empirical collaboration
on all aspects of psychopathology in the belief that an
eclectic approach will produce refinements in theoretical
conceptualization and advancements in clinical practice in
both psychiatry and psychology.

2. To encourage and promote the use of the vast resources of the
Internet amongst both academics and clinical practitioners.


The Internet, Mailbase and InterPsych

InterPsych operates on the Internet, a worldwide network of
over 2 million computers and 35 million users. There is no
charge for access to InterPsych. You can access the Internet
in several ways (some of them free). Many colleges,
universities, and other agencies have access to the Internet.
Check with your supervisor or your computer department to see
if you qualify for access. Some computer on-line services
(such as Delphi) offer direct Internet access. Others (such as
CompuServe) allow you to exchange electronic mail with the
Internet. To access these on-line services, all you need is a
computer, a modem, and readily available communications

Mailbase is an electronic information service which allows
groups to manage their own discussion topics (Mailbase lists)
and associated files.

The Mailbase service is run as part of the JANET (Joint
Academic NETwork) Networked Information Services Project
(NISP) based at the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne in the
United Kingdom.

InterPsych is a non-profit making, voluntary organization,
established on Mailbase with the aim of promoting international
scholarly collaboration on inter-disciplinary research efforts in the
field of psychopathology.

The network has over 1000 members throughout the world,
including many leading academics, research scientists, and clinical
InterPsych has the following structure:

psychiatry-superlist (Superlist) [CLOSED]

This list exists to co-ordinate sub-lists dealing with psychiatry
and abnormal psychology. It is intended to be used infrequently
for items such as details about relevant conferences, or information
about a new list being added to the group.
sub-lists in this group:


This list welcomes discussion on Bowlby-Ainsworth's theory of
attachment. From theoretical and philosophical issues, to clinical
or applied issues. Particular emphasis is given to socio-affective
and defensive processes, and unconscious representations.
To join send the message: join attachment firstname lastname
To: mailbase@mailbase.ac.uk


Discussion of the delivery of mental health services to diverse
cultures. Topics may include, cultural differences in views on
mental disorders, culture-specific syndromes, collaboration
between Western and traditional healers, and cultural variance
in symptoms.
To join send the message: join transcultural-psychology firstname
To: mailbase@mailbase.ac.uk


This list is intended for those who wish to co-operate in the
compilation of a resource guide to enable clinicians and academics
in the areas of psychiatry and abnormal psychology to gain
maximum benefit from the facilities available over the Internet.
To join send the message: join psychiatry-resources firstname
To: mailbase@mailbase.ac.uk


Many research findings and viewpoints in psychiatry are
controversial, leaving a gulf between those pursuing radically
different approaches to mental illness. This forum will act as a
bridge between those taking a biomedical approach and those
taking a psychodynamic, existential or beahaviourist approach.
To join send the message: join psychiatry firstname lastname
To: mailbase@mailbase.ac.uk


This forum exists for scholarly discussion of issues related
to mood disorders in clinical and research settings. Integrative
biological-psychological contributions are particularly welcome.
Topics include causation, correlates, consequences, co-morbidity,
treatment/prevention, etc.
To join send the message: join depression firstname lastname
To: mailbase@mailbase.ac.uk


Learned Helplessness and Explanatory Style was created to discuss
the latest research on animals and humans, biological substratum,
depression, anxiety, prevention, CAVE, politics, children, personal
control, health, battering, bereavement, PTSD, sex differences,
pessimism, work, heritability.
To join send the message: join helplessness firstname lastname
To: mailbase@mailbase.ac.uk


This list promotes the investigation, assessment, and treatment
of the immediate and long-term psychosocial, biophysiological,
and existential consequences of highly stressful (traumatic)
events. Of special interest are efforts to identify a cure of
PTSD (Post-traumatic Stress Disorder)
To join send the message: join traumatic-stress firstname lastname
To: mailbase@mailbase.ac.uk


This sublist focusses on research and clinical issues related
to use of psychological tests (including traditional clinical
instruments & normal personality measures) in psychiatry and
clinical psychology.
To join send the message: join psychiatry-assessment firstname
To: mailbase@mailbase.ac.uk
The InterPsych Board of Directors

The promotion and preservation of academic standards on
InterPsych is the responsibility of the Academic Advisory Board.
The current members are:

Charles R. Figley, Ph.D.: Professor and Director of the
Psychosocial Stress Research Program and Clinic, Florida State
University, USA. Chairperson of the Interpsych Board of

Martin E.P. Seligman, Ph.D.; Professor of Psychology, University
of Pennsylvania, USA

David L. DiLalla, Ph.D.; Assistant Professor of Psychology,
Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, USA.

Thomas Joiner, Ph.D.; Assistant Professor of Psychiatry,
University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, USA

Ian Pitchford; Neuroscience Student, Founder & co-ordinator of
InterPsych. University of Sheffield, UK.

Edward Wakeman; D.Phil Student, University of Oxford, UK.

Greg Berns, M.D., Ph.D.: Resident in Psychiatry, University of
Pittsburgh, USA.

Edward Workman, EdD, M.D.; Assistant Professor of Psychiatric
Medcine; Co-Director of Psychiatric Research, University of
Virginia Medical Scool, USA

Kirk Zimbelman, Ph.D.; Clinical Psychologist, South Dakota Human
Services Center, USA.
InterPsych exists to provide a forum for scholarly and clinical
discussion of all aspects of psychopathy. Individuals doing
research, scholarship, or clinical work within this domain,
broadly construed, are welcome. Faculty, graduate students,
and undergraduate researchers are especially invited.

The motto of InterPsych is 'There is someone wiser than
any of us, and that is all of us.' Our hope is that, at the least,
this forum will be entertaining and informative; at most,
it may be a breeding ground for conceptual and theoretical
innovation , and for establishment of cross-site, inter-
disciplinary, empirical collaboration.

All comments and suggestions to:
Ian Pitchford <I.Pitchford@Sheffield.ac.uk>
Ian Pitchford , May 1994.


The Mailbase International forum for the discussion and promotion of
inter-disciplinary research in psychopathology.

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