In the News

8/28/2018     Administrator    In the News 2 Comments
Mental Illness Again Implicated in Violence
David Katz, the Jacksonville shooter, is the latest in a long line of scapegoats for an apparent epidemic of violence. Just this past Sunday he opened fire at a e-sports tournament, wounding 10 and killing three, including himself. Katz' motives are still under investigation, but people are already implicating the bogeyman of mental illness. See CNN's reporting today - Jacksonville shooter had a history of mental illness and police visits to family home. According to the report, Katz was prescribed "a number of psychiatric medications," including antidepressants and antipsychotics. He also was said to have seen "a succession of psychiatrists." These statements imply that Katz' a mysterious alien entity residing with him, called "mental illness," was the culprit. There is even current quibbling over what the "correct" diagnosis was....

"Saving Psychiatry" - Dr. Joe's Blog

The Case Against Randomized Controlled Trials - An Initial Foray Existential Psychoanalysis: Is It Art, Science or Self Healing Miracle? “… the tyranny of randomized controlled experiments…” (David Brooks, New York Times, October 8, 2018) “… Science Without Humanity…” is 1 of the 7 deadly sins of Mahatma Gandhi “Most clinical research is not useful.” (John Ioannides, MD - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uok-7NPFn4k) “… it is essential that psychoanalysis be situated as an existing practice within the art of science… a controlled randomized comparison study has not been conducted…” (Dr. Aida Alayarian, J.A.S.P.E.R. International, 2018 Vol 2, Issue 1)...

ISEPP In Action

12/14/2017     Administrator    ISEPP In Action 0 Comments
Joanne Cacciatore's Care Farm
Take a look at the Yahoo Lifestyle article showcasing Joanne Cacciatore's Care Farm in Sedona, Arizona. Joanne's brainchild is a unique application of this model to helping people who are in the throes of bereavement. She helps people reconnect to the earth, animals, nature, and themselves while allowing the painful process of mourning to happen as it naturally does. This stands in stark contrast to the conventional and absurd method of trying to make the pain go away. Congrats Joanne!...

Select Videos of Past Conferences

Grace Jackson, M.D. (Portland, Oregon 2016)

Earl Miller (Denver, Colorado 2017)

Phil Sinaikin, M.D. (Denver, Colorado 2017)

Sera Davidow (Denver, Colorado  2017)

Julie Greene (Denver, Colorado 2017)

Bert Karon, M.D. (Portland, Oregon 2016)

Dina Tyler (Portland, Oregon 2016)

Burton Seitler, Ph.D. (Portland, Oregon 2016)