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Filling the Crack in the Liberty Bell

Instead of an echo-chamber conference, in which treatment “experts” present to other treatment providers, and those with lived experience gather in their own rooms, the ISPS-US conference allowed for the clash of diverse opinions, which could sometimes amalgamate into something greater than the sum of its parts.

Videos from the 2014 “Transforming Mad Science and Re-Imagining Mental Health Care” ISEPP/UCLA Conference

The joint ISEPP/UCLA conference was held in Los Angeles on November 14-16, 2014. Today, ISEPP and the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs are delighted to bring you videos of 13 of the 15 invited plenary talks. Each video is accompanied by a crisply written interview with the speaker, focusing on the goals of their work, challenges facing their profession, and how they evaluate any salient changes in mental health practice and research. These smartly produced and edited videos range from 20 to 30 minutes in length and are freely available on

Transforming Mad Science and Re-Imagining Mental Health Care Videos Released

This morning, released thirteen 20-30 minute video presentations from the 2014 International Society for Ethical Psychology and Psychiatry (ISEPP) conference at UCLA. The videos include presentations by Bonnie Burstow, Laura Delano, Allen Frances , David Healy, Peter Gøtzsche, Pascal-Henri Keller, John Read, Tomi Gomory, Shannon Hughes, Jeffrey Lacasse, David Cohen, François Gonon, Jonathan Leo, Peter Whitehouse, Robert Whitaker, and Keith Hoeller.

National Association for Rights Protection and Advocacy Conference, August 20-23

-Bruce Levine, Leah Harris and Chacku Mathai are among the keynote speakers at the upcoming National Association for Rights Protection and Advocacy Conference in Washington, DC.

“Pharmed Out” Conference 2015

-Georgetown University in Washington, DC, will host the next "Pharmed Out" conference on June 11-12, 2015.

Future of Mental Health: Free Virtual Conference

-Dr. Eric Maisel hosts Joanna Moncrieff, Gary Greenberg, Lucy Johnstone and other critical thinkers during a week-long, free online conference starting February 23rd.