InterPsych Update

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22 Jul 94 16:01:54

The group now has the structure detailed below. Please note that
psycho-pharm is run on MAJORDOMO software and is not a Mailbase list

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, and
to ensure rapid progress by disseminating research
findings, discussion, etc via this remarkable network.

The Internet and InterPsych

InterPsych operates on the Internet, a worldwide network of
over 2 million computers and 40 million users, expected to rise to
200 million by the end of 1995. 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 2500 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
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 lastname
Many research findings and viewpoints in psychiatry are
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
To join send the message join psychiatry firstname lastname
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
This list promotes the exchange of ideas on matters relevant
to clinical psychology, and particularly to the practice of
clinical psychology.
To join send the message join clinical-psychology firstname lastname
The Child Psychiatry list is devoted to the discussion of various
issues around Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. This includes
treatment issues, psychopharmacology, inpatient/outpatient care
plans, emergency child/adolescent psychiatry etcetera.
To join send the message join child-psychiatry firstname lastname
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
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
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
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 lastname
For discussions related to language and psychopathology. Discussions
could include: theories of language and their relevance for
the study of psychopathological speech, new research and publications
in the area, requests for help with one's own research.
To join send the message join psy-language firstname lastname
The purpose of the Psychopharmacology Mailing List list is to provide
a forum for for the professional discussion of all aspects of clinical
psychopharmacology. Clinical psychopharmacology is broadly defined as
the treatment individuals with psychiatric disorders through the use
of psychotropic medications. All mental health professionals, and
graduate students may subscribe to the Psychopharmacology Mailing
To join send the message subscribe psycho-pharm your Internet address
The InterPsych Board of Directors

InterPsych's Board of Directors is charged with promoting and
preserving academic standards on the network, and with guiding
the overall development of the network. The current members of
the board are:

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

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

Stevan Harnad, PhD.; Professor of Psychology and Director of
Cognitive Science Centre, University of Southampton, UK. Editor of
Behavioral and Brain Sciences, Psycoloquy.

Ivan K. Goldberg, M.D.; Director, New York Psychopharmacologic

Juan Carlos Garelli, M.D.; Attachment Research Center, Buenos Aires,

Elizabeth Hudnall Stamm, PhD.; Assistant Professor of Psychology,
University of Anchorage, Alaska, USA

Edward Workman, EdD, M.D.; Assistant Professor of Psychiatric
Medicine; Co-Director of Psychiatric Research, University of
Virginia Medical School, 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.

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

Edward Wakeman, D.Phil,; University of Oxford, UK.
InterPsych exists to provide a forum for scholarly and clinical
discussion of all aspects of psychopathology. 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 <>
Copyright InterPsych, July, 1994


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