VOLUME 1, ISSUE 2
PSYCHNEWS INTERNATIONAL May, 1996
The new Dual Diagnosis Website is devoted
exclusively to this topic. The site includes
resources such as complete articles/chapters to
read or download; materials and services for
training and program development; a bulletin board;
up coming events; a live chat room; a bibliography;
an opportunity to subscribe to a new professional
listserv for dual diagnosis; and the development of
a national and international directory of dual
diagnosis treatment programs (please refer your
colleagues to this site to list their dual
diagnosis programs). Please visit the dual
diagnosis site, provide your comments, and link the
Dual Diagnosis site to your ow n if it is
Kathleen Sciacca, M.A. firstname.lastname@example.org
Executive Director, Sciacca Comprehesive Service
Development for Mental Illness
Drug Addiction and Alcoholism ( MIDAA) New York City
B. FEDIX Alert Service
The Federal Information Exchange (FEDIX) Alert, a
new free E-Mail Service, has implemented that will
allow users who register with them to automatically
re ceive E-Mail announcements on new federal funding
opportunities within their particular interest
area. The registration includes keyword choices in
particular interest areas and then FEDIX will
automatically e-mail announcements to the e-m ail
address provided about announcements, funding
opportunities, and programs we put up on a daily
basis. We are pretty excited about it and we think
it will expand our horizons with user interface.
The Alert registration is on the ver y first page of
PsyCom.Net, the sponsor of InterPsych's
psychopharmacology, psychotherapy, and neuropsych
forums, announces the creation of a new electronic
jou rnal, The International Journal of
Psychopathology, Psychopharmacology, and
Information about this new journal and a Call for
Papers is to be found at:
Ivan Gol dberg, MD
There is now a general service psychology PREPRINT
SERVER available in the field of Psychology.
PREPRINT SERVERS have been operating in Math,
Chemistry a nd Physics for several years. PREP is
the first (and only) general service PREPRINT
SERVER in the field of Psychology.
We recommend to all authors the posting of
preprints of their papers on the psychology
Compl ete details and instructions are given at the
website. You may post preprints of manuscripts in
preparation, works in progress, papers in
submission, papers in press, rejected papers,
reports of conferences, research reports, drafts
The PREPRINT SERVER is free, non peer-reviewed,
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transfer. Papers may be removed at any time.
Please include an abstract. All papers are posted
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Manager: George Hamm ond
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E. Psychological Advisor Newsletter
Psychological Advisor Newsletter is published by
the Medical College of Virginia, Department of
Psychiatry' s Internet Mental Health.
F. 3-D Cyberspace Hospital
The National University of Singapore has launched
the world's first Virtual Reality Hos pital on the
"3-D Cyberspace Hospital" allows you to virtually
wander through Cyberspace Hospital if your World
Wide Web browser is equipped to handle VRML
(Virtual Reality Mark-up Language) files. If not,
it is recomm ended that you install a copy of
"Live3D" plug-in from Netscape Communications to a
Netscape Navigator 2.0 browser. You can get a free
copy of "Live3D" from the "3-D Cyberspace Hospital"
home page (see below).
"3-D Cyberspace Hospi tal" is a collaborative R&D
effort between the Cyberspace Hospital Development
Team and the Internet Research and Development Unit
of the National University of Singapore.
In conjunction with the launch of "3-D Cyberspace
Hospital" we have also spruced up the "National
University of Singapore Medical Sign-Post" on the
Dr K C Lun
Associate Professor, National University Hospital
Director, WHO Collaborat ing Centre for Health
Informatics, Nat. Univ. of Singapore
Trans, a Montreal-based journal of psychoanalysis
(in French) is now putting online the whole
contents of its past issues. Issues number 1 and 2
are already waiting to be visited.
D. Scarfone M.D.
psychiatre, psychanalyste, Professeur a
l'Universite de Montreal Qc, Canada
3. OTHER RESOURCES
The first issue of JPCS: JOURNAL FOR THE
PSYCHOANALYSIS OF CULTURE & SOCIETY, will be
published at the end of May. The journal, which
will appear twice a year, is the publication of the
Association for the Psychoanalysis of Culture &
Society (APCS), an international and
interdisciplinary non-profit organization devoted
to developin g and promoting the use of
psychoanalysis for beneficial social change.
Future Issues will feature special sections devoted
to the work of Homi Bhabha and Slavoj Zizek, for
which submissions are invited.
EDITOR: Mark Bracher
English Department, Kent State University,
SUBMISSIONS of the following types of material are
invited: ARTICLES employing psychoanalytic thinking
to address psychological ro ots or consequences of
significant social or cultural phenomena (JPCS is
not interested in discussions of either
psychoanalytic theory or cultural phenomena apart
from social issues); FIELD NOTES offering short
psychoanalytic takes on timely issues in various
fields; INTERNATIONALNOTES providing psychoanalytic
insight into notable social and cultural phenomena
in a particular location; BOOK REVIEWS of recently
published psychoanalytic studies of crucial social
and c ultural phenomena.
Membership in APCS includes a reduction in the
annual conference registration fee and subscription
to JPCS published twice a year.
APCS MEMBERSHIP FORM may be obtained from:
Marshall W. Alcorn, Jr.
Executive Director, APCS
A. PowerMac Software for Experimental Psychology
Last summer, I compiled a list of experimental
software packages developed for the PowerMac,
including information about the interface, cost,
distributor, support, and recommendations. I have
put this information up on a Web page in order to
solicit current feedback from users and make the
information more easily available.
I would appreciate any comments from any users or
developers of Powermac software for experimental
psy chology, about the items on my list, and any
additional items that could be included, including
pointers to other reviews, etc.
4. CHANGES & CORRECTIONS
Dendrite was down for several months due to
majordomo system failure. It's back. P lus, a web
site now lists the main announcements.
Dendrite was formed as a one-way low-volume (about
once a week or so) way to broadcast actions people
can take for human rights in the "mental health"
* Fightin g USA Medicare funding of forced
electroshock (E.C.T.) against the expressed wishes
of the subject. * Breaking the silence about
"Involuntary Outpatient Commitment."
These human rights alerts are from Support
Coalition, an independe nt alliance of grassroots
groups in USA, Canada, UK, and New Zealand. Support
Coalition publishes Dendron News. Alerts are also
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Support Coalition Co-coordinator
HYCEPH-L is an unmoderated information and support
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and family members, health care professionals
and anyone else with an interest in the condition.
The purpose of the list is to share information and
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C. Interactive Testing in Psychiatry
NYU Department of Psychiatry's Interactive Testing
in Psyc hiatry (ITP) was updated to its New and
Improved version! A very user friendly program to
take Board Style questions just by clicking on
radio buttons. ITP calculates your score, gives you
the correct answer to every question and you can
earn CME credit.
Waguih William IsHak, M.D.
NYU Department of Psychiatry
This InterPsych list has been moved to a different
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Psybernet Mailing List aims to help us become
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G. The Psychoanalytic Connection
Among other things it now includes indices of
professional journals, a growing online calendar of
events, information about online continuing
p rofessional education, and lots of space for
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