________________________________________________________________ VOLUME 2, ISSUE 7 THE INTERPSYCH NEWSLETTER AUG-SEPT, 1995 ________________________________________________________________ SECTION B: INTERPSYCH UPDATE ********* * INDEX * ********* 1. ELECTRONIC FORUM UPDATE A. Anxiety-depression-youth B. Assessment-Psychometrics C. Computers-in-mental-health D. Forensic Psychology E. Group Therapy F. Latin-Psych G. Psychopharmacology =============================================================== 1. ELECTRONIC FORUM UPDATE =============================================================== A. Anxiety-depression-youth ------------------------ The anxiety-depression-youth forum has been relatively quiet over the past few weeks. Issues of debate related primarily to self injurious behaviour and treatment of PTSD in children. The forum leader was away on leave for 2 months and the forum was managed by Charles Figley who kindly volunteered his services. Contributor: Sue Spence B. Assessment-Psychometrics ------------------------ The forum Assessment-Psychometrics has been moved from the InterPsych listserver at NETCOM and is being mounted independently at St. John's University. The forum is designed for scholarly discussion of issues related to psychological and psychiatric assessment and psychometrics. Subscriptions are "open" and the forum is unmoderated. The forum coordinator is: David L. DiLalla, Ph.D. Current subscribers to Assessment-Psychometrics will be moved automatically to the new site. New subscribers should send the command: sub assess yourfirstname yourlastname in a mail message to: firstname.lastname@example.org Contributor: David L. DiLalla email@example.com C. Computers-in-mental-health -------------------------- This list has continued to grow it now has just under 200 members. Discussions are mostly about software applications for PCs and Macs in psychiatry and psychology. Many members have produced their own software. The group also keeps up to date on new and relevant www addresses. Members are being asked to review software packages &educational CDs and report back to the group. The list is closed but we warmly welcome new members. Contributor: Martin Briscoe D. Forensic Psychology ------------------- This is a very active list with many daily posts. Within a few days we will all view the Unibomber's Manifesto as a project in group analysis. We have also been looking at such issues as liability to non patients, testamentary capacity, ethics of experts, insanity. A major thread in the last month has been the use of seclusion and restraint and we may be putting to gether, as a group, our own set of guidelines. Contributor: Ronald Shlensky M.D., J.D. firstname.lastname@example.org E. Group Therapy ------------- The aim of the forum: To encourage the development of group psychotherapy and group work, through exchanging of ideas between professionals in this field all over the world. The participants in the forum: Group-psychotherapists, group analysts, psycho-dramatists, social workers, art-therapists, and other professionals from the field of social sciences interested in group work and group therapy. The subjects discussed in the forum: Research in group psychotherapy, working with special populations in groups, processes and stages in the group work, different models for group psychotherapy, the leader and co-leading in the group, or any other issues in this field. Professionals can exchange ideas, publish essays, consult colleagues, ask for references, describe their professional experience, suggest new techniques, discuss researches in progress or inform others about important congresses and workshops all over the world. Participants are requested to pay attention to ethical issues in their discussion, and keep their patients confidential. For subscribing, send e-mail to Haim Weinberg. Contributor: Haim Weinberg email@example.com F. Latin-Psych ----------- Latin-psych has been active for the last several months. It currently comprises approximately 35 members, with a redistribution node present in Buenos Aires. Discussions are mainly in Spanish and so far it has benefited many of its members in Central and South America. Recent discussions threads had been focused on the DSM III Manual and politics, melatonin, and discussion of clinical cases. Networking has been also a main topic, resulting in more direct communication between persons with similar interests. Gracias por intentar pertenecer a la lista latina de psiquiatria y psicologia. Este listado es parte de Inter-Psych, un conglomerado existente en el Internet. La lista es un grupo privado de varios profesionales de varios paises en las Americas y Europa. La membresia esta limitada a: Profesionales de la salud mental (psiquiatras, psicologos, trabajadores sociales y farmacologos, entre otros) Facultad de Universidades en campos similares. Estudiantes graduados del campo de la salud Farmacistas de Hospitales Otros profesionales del campo de la salud con el permiso del duenio de la lista Si usted pertenece a uno de estos grupos, le facilito su inscripcion si menvia por correo o telefax una fotocopia de un documento que establezca su candidatura. Si desea enviarme por correo electronico o correo regular una copia de su Curriculum Vitae, lo considerare en lugar de otros documentos. Asegurese que su direccion en el INTERNET aparezca en CADA PAGINA de cualquier documento que me envie por fax o correo regular En lugar de enviar una fotocopia de un documento, con mandar por correo electronico o fax LAS PRIMERAS DOS PAGINAS de su CV es suficiente. Si usted no cualifica para pertenecer a la lista en base a los requisitos mencionados previamente, y cree que debe ser permitido el unirse al grupo, envieme un mensaje por correo electronico que explique su educacion, experiencia, y actividades profesionales. Debe mencionar porque debe ser permitido en el grupo. Contributor: Hector R. Biaggi, M.D. G. Psychopharmacology ------------------ The Psychopharmacology Forum (firstname.lastname@example.org) continues to be active with 800 subscribers from all parts of the world. Recent topic being discussed include: The ethics of drug companies Lactation from SSRIs The relationship between prescribing psychiatrists and the patients' psychotherapists Treating patients with "treatment-resistant" depressions Combined use of TCAs and MAOIs.