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Individuals doing research, scholarship, or clinical work (or those who have an interest) in the areas described are invited to join these e-mail conferences. Our hope is that these forums will be enriching, entertaining and informative, and perhaps will be a breeding ground for conceptual and theoretical innovation.

When you elect to join any of InterPsych’s conferences, you will be sent an introduction which elaborates further on the purposes of the conference, lists files in the conference archives, and gives instructions for participating in a conference.

Addiction medicine (add_med)

Description: Add_med is devoted to the discussion of topics related to addiction, and behaviours that can be viewed with an addictive model.

Forum Leaders: Peter E Mezciems, MD
Membership: Limited to those working professionally or those studying in the fields of mental health/addictions/substance dependence/medicine.
Numbers: about 300.
Messages per week: about 10-75
Web site: No
To join: Send a description of involvement in the above fields, or a CV to Peter E Mezciems, MD
Further info:
Updated 16 Dec 1998

Affective disorders

Description: Considers clinical, research and theoretical issues related to mood disorders.

Forum Leaders: Steven L Dubovsky, M.D.
Membership: Membership is limited to professionals or professional students.
Numbers: ?
Messages per week: ?
Web site: No
To join: Send a description of involvement in the above fields, or a CV to Steven L Dubovsky, M.D.
Further info:
Updated 16 Dec 1998

Anxiety Disorders Forum

Description: This Forum was established by three leaders in the study and treatment of Anxiety Disorders, Andrew Baillie (andrewb@crufad.unsw.edu.au)and Justin Kenardy (kenardy@psy.uq.edu.au)from Australia and Peter Perlman (pperlman@acpub.duke.edu)from the US. We are in their debt for their hard work.

The PURPOSE of the Forum is to provide a resource to professionals studying or treating anxiety disorders. It is also for academics to teach and train the next generation of researcher and practitioners. Thus, colleagues may send out message to alert others about an upcoming conference, a new book just out, a recent discovery, or other important information. Sometimes, though, the discussion is rather informal and lacks focus. The overall purpose, though, is to collectively add to our collective knowledge about anxiety disorders.

However, the Forum is not restricted to these profesionals, teachers, and scholars. Members of the general public are welcome to join us. They often have important insights often lost by professionals.

At the same time, the purpose of the Forum is not to seek advice or reactions to personal problems. There are many, many excellent lists established for this purpose.

Forum Leaders: Charles R. Figley, Ph.D. and Dr. Shel
Membership: Self proclaimed professional
Numbers: 50-80.
Messages per week: about 3-20
Web site: No
To join: Send a description of interest to Charles R. Figley, Ph.D or send a message to listserv@maelstrom.stjohns.edu with subscribe anx-dis in the body of the message
Further info:
Updated 11 March 1999

Attachment issues: ATTACH

Description: The ATACH Forum was created to facilitate the understanding, elaboration, testing, and application of Bowlby and Ainsworth’s attachment theory and the sizable body of research it has generated.

Forum Leaders: Chuck Hollister, Ph.D., ATTACH-request@maelstrom.stjohns.edu
Membership: Although primarily a list for professionals, the list is open to all.
Numbers: 250.
Messages per week: about 5-10
Web site: No
To join: To subscribe to ATTACH send the following message to listserv@maelstrom.stjohns.edu Subscribe ATTACH First name Last name
Further info:
Updated 14 June 1999

Behavior Analysis List (Behav-An)

Description: There is a very exciting new development on the Internet for those interested in behavior analysis, psychology, and the application of behavior principles to clinical issues as well as everyday life. Behav-An, the original and premier Internet list for behavior analysis that I started over 5 years ago has moved to the Behavioral Virtual Community (BVC) of the Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies. The list is dedicated to behavior analysis, incorporating discussion of basic research and clinical issues, especially the interrelatedness of behavior analysis to clinical psychology and psychiatry and other interdisciplinary areas. The list is also dedicated to basic discussion in behaviorism and society,.

Forum Leaders: Dr. Joseph J. Plaud
Membership: All are encouraged to join us, regardless of your background!
Numbers: ?
Messages per week: ?
Web site: www.virtualcommunity.org:8080/~Behav-an
To join: Go to the web address above.
Updated 23 Sept 1999

Computers in Mental Health

Description: CIMH is about the use and experience of computers within the field of mental health. It is not a discussion list about mental health. The topics discussed include billing and management programs, assessment and treatment programs, ethics, confidentiality, and sometimes we stray a little and discuss useful www sites, online psychotherapy etc but there are other lists that cover those areas in more detail. If you are looking for general mental health information this list is probably not for you.

Forum Leaders: Martin Briscoe) and Carl Littlejohns.
Membership: Professionals with an interest in the subject.
Numbers: about 350.
Messages per week: about 5-20
Web site: www.ex.ac.uk/cimh
To join: send email in the text write ‘sub cimh’ lastname firstname. You will then be sent an application form by email.
Further info: Frenquently Asked Questions about the List
Updated 23 Sept 1999

Clinical psychophysiology and Biofeedback (PSYPHY)

Description: Clinical-Psychophysiology is a an electronic discussion list for individuals who use psychophysiological technique in the fields of Medicine, Psychology, Psychiatry, Social Work, Physical Therapy, Education, and Sport.

The following topics are an example of the list’s scope:
Issues of physical health and illness.
Biofeedback technique in the modification of physiological activity.
Stress research and management.
Clinical application of Biofeedback and self regulation technique.
The use of physiological measures in clinical psychology and psychiatry.
Issues of performance enhancement.

Forum Leaders: Dr. Arnon Rolnick
Membership: Mainly for professionals
Size: about 500 members.
Messages per week: about 120
How to join: Send email containing the words “SUBSCRIBE PSYPHY” followed by your first name, last name.
Web site: Clinical Psychophysiology
Updated 12 Dec 1998

Dissociative-disorders

Description: This list focuses on research and treatment in the field of dissociation and dissociative disorders.

Forum Leaders: David H. Gleaves
Membership: The list is open to licensed mental health professionals and those practicing under their supervision, graduate students who are enrolled in a mental health related curriculum, and researchers who have published in a peer-reviewed journal on related subjects.
Size: about 450 members.
Messages per week: about 50-70
How to join: Send email containing the words “SUB DISSOC” followed by your first name, last name, and degree. You will get back a reply explaining how to submit your credentials to the moderator.
Web site: No
Updated 5 August 2000

Eating Disorders

Description: Eating-disorders is an international electronic forum for the exchanges of ideas, opinions, and information on clinical and research aspects of anorexia and bulimia nervosa, obesity, and other atypical patterns or eating behavior.

Forum Leader: David H. Gleaves
Membership: Eating-Disorders is intended largely for mental-health professionals and professionals-to-be in both academic and applied settings. However, participation by professionals in other disciplines is also encouraged to add diversity and variety.
Size: about 270 members.
Messages per week: about 0-40
How to join: Send email containing the words “SUB eat-dis” followed by your first name and last name.
Web site: No
Updated 11 Dec 1998

Group Psychotherapy

Description: This list is to encourage the development of group psychotherapy and group work, through the exchange of ideas between professionals in this field from all over the world. Professionals can exchange ideas, publish essays, consult colleagues, ask for references, describe their professional experience, suggest new techniques, discuss research in progress or inform others about important conferences and workshops.

List owner: Haim Weinberg, clinical psychologist & group psychotherapist.
Membership: Participation in this group is recommended for: Group-Psychotherapists, group-analysts, psychiatrists, psychologists, psycho-dramatists, social workers, counsellors, art therapists, organization consultants, and other professionals from the field of social sciences interested in group work and group therapy.
Size: about 500 members.
Messages per week: about 14-40
How to join: Send email containing the words “SUBSCRIBE GROUP-PSYCHOTHERAPY” followed by your first name and last name.
Web site: Group-psychotherapy home-page
Updated 12 Dec 1998

Helplessness

Description: This list provides a forum for scholarly discussion of learned helplessness and explanatory style. With regrets, we cannot be a forum for discussion of personal problems or a place for supportive discussion.

Forum Leaders: David M. Fresco
Martin E. P. Seligman
Membership: Individuals doing research or scholarship within this domain, broadly construed, are welcome. Faculty, graduate students and undergraduate researchers are especially invited.
Size: 350
Messages per week: about 2-3
How to join: Send email with the following message: ‘SUBSCRIBE HELPLESSNESS’ YourFirstName YourLastName
Web sites: Helplessness
Updated 10 Dec 1998

Hypnosis

Description: Hypnosis has been set up to encourage an exchange of ideas, opinions, and information among researchers and scientifically minded clinicians who are interested in hypnosis and in the broader topics of suggestion and suggestibility.

Forum Leaders: Irving Kirsch
Membership: Subscriptions to Hypnosis are restriced to members of APA Division 30, constituent societies of the International Society of Hypnosis (e.g., ASCH, SCEH, ASH, etc.), or ISH itself if there is no constituent society in your country.
Size: about 300 members.
Messages per week: about 20
How to join: Send email with the words “SUB hypnosis” followed by your first name, last name, and degree.
Web site: No
Updated 10 Dec 1998

Latin Psych

Description: Latin Psych is an international mental health list devoted to Spanish speaking mental health professionals. Students and residents in Psychiatry, Psychology, Social Work and related fields are welcomed. It is a closed list. Topics discussed are related to issues in Mental Health. Announcements are welcomed as long as the person making them does contributes to the ongoing discussion. It does not have a commercial agenda.

Forum Leaders: Hector R. Biaggi, M.D. & Diego Gonzalez Castanion, M.D.
Membership: A brief Curriculum Vitae must be sent to the list moderators for consideration. Those living in Central and South America should submit their CV to Dr. Gonzalez Castagnion and does living in The Caribbean, United States and Europe should send their requests to Dr. Biaggi.
Size: about 90 members.
Messages per week: about 15
How to join: As above. A brief Curriculum Vitae with an introductory letter must be submitted to the moderators (see above). An office, home, or work location must be specified with the corresponding telephone number. Web site: No
Updated 12 Dec 1998

Psychiatric nurses (PSYNURSE)

Description: A list only for qualified psychiatric/mental health nurses working in any part of the discipline. Where they can chat about anything they want but more to do with work issues and if they choose, use with members permission each others resources for research. Unless they choose to share what they have written on the list the content should be comparatively safe.

Forum Leaders: Mike Carter
Membership: Qualified psychiatric/mental heath nurses.
Size: ?
Messages per week: v. quiet
How to join:
Web sites: No
Updated 16 Dec 1998

Psychiatric social workers (PSYC-SOC)

Description: This is a list for psychiatric social workers discussing issues of treatment and diagnosis. Sometimes a bit heavy on theory.

Forum Leaders: Jeff Starrfield
Paul Emmett
Membership: There is no preselection of members – though non psychiatric professionals would probably get bored very quickly. There are some movement therapists who are active members.
Size: 150
Messages per week: very variable
How to join: Send email with the following message: ‘SUBSCRIBE psyc-soc’ Your First Name Your Last Name
Web sites: No
Updated 14 Dec 1998

Psychoanalysis & the Public Sphere (psa-public-sphere)

Description: For discussion of wider social, cultural, philosophical, political, ideological, institutional and related aspects of psychoanalysis and other psychodynamic approaches. (This is not to exclude the clinical but to frame clinical matters contextually.) Matters of concern to the profession, including funding, efficacy, and critiques are also welcome fare, as is any psychodynamically-related topic.

Forum Leaders: Mark Alexander & Robert M. Young
Membership: open
Size: 500
Messages per week: up to 30
How to join: Send email with the following message: ‘subscribe psa-public-sphere’ your name
Web sites: Free Associations/Psychoanalysis and the Public Sphere
Updated 14 Dec 1998

Psychohistory (PH-L)

Description: PH-L welcomes individuals studying or doing research in the field of psychohistory as broadly defined. Psychohistorians strive to explain why persons and groups of people behaved as they have in history through the use of psychoanalytic principles and interdisciplinary methods. History of childhood, psychobiograpy, and group psychohistory are within the scope of this field of study.

Forum Leaders: Michael Hirohama
Membership: open
Numbers: about 160
Messages per week: about 60
How to join: Send email with any message body or send email for a digest subscription.
Web site: sooth.com/ph/ml.html
Further info:
sooth.com/ph/
Updated 5 Feb 1999

Psychosoma

Description: Psychosoma is an Internet discussion group for professionals who are interested in psychosomatic and behavioral medicine. Psychosoma focus on the interdisciplinary field concerned with the development and integration of behavioral and biomedical science knowledge and techniques relevant to the understanding of health and illness, and the application of this knowledge and these techniques to prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation.

Forum Leaders: Dr. A. Rolnick
Davida Mone Rodrigues,M.D.
Membership: professionals who are interested in psychosomatic and behavioral medicine.
Size: 100
Messages per week: about 1
How to join: Send email with the following message: ‘SUBSCRIBE psychosoma’ Your First Name Your Last Name
Web sites: Psychosoma homepage
Updated 12 Dec 1998

Public Mental Health

Description: A list for public health specialists, epidemiologists and heath services planners interested in mental health care, and mental health specialists interested in service design, needs assessment, planning and evaluation.

Forum Leaders: Gyles Glover
Membership: See above . Individuals admitted by forum leader in response to giving basic details of who they are.
Size: Just starting up about 15 so far
Messages per week: too early to say
How to join: Send email with the following message: ‘SUBSCRIBE PMH’ Your First Name Your Last Name
Web sites: Not as yet
Updated 12 March 1999

Research-Design

Description: This is an open discussion list for issues related to designing and doing research in mental health care.

Forum Leaders: B. Hudnall Stamm, Ph.D.
Membership:open
Size: about 60
Messages per week: about 1-2
How to join: Send email with the following message: ‘SUBSCRIBE Research-Design’ Your Name
Web sites: No
Updated 5 August 2000

Rorschach Information and Discussion Group

Description: The Rorschach list is the premier internet source for discussion of all aspects of the Rorschach and other projective techniques. We have on-going discussions among our international membership on many aspects of projective techniques with a primary emphasis on the Rorschach.

Forum Leaders: Jack J. Gerber, Ph.D.
Membership:The list is open to qualified psychiatrists, psychologists, and doctoral students who can demonstrate a familiarity with the Rorschach. It is not open to the general public.
Size: about 230
Messages per week: about 40-60
How to join: Send e-mail to Jack Gerber with a note requesting instructions on joining the Rorschach list.
Web sites: No
Updated 12 Dec 1998

Rural-Care

Description: For the self-care support of isolated-health care workers in rural and bush communities, and for the continuing dialogue of those concerned with health care delivery in remote and developing areas worldwide.

Forum Leaders: B. Hudnall Stamm, Ph.D.
Membership:open
Size: about 200
Messages per week: about 20
How to join: Send email with the following message: ‘SUBSCRIBE Rural-Care’ Your Name
Web sites: Rural Care
Updated 5 August 2000

Secondary-Traumatic-Stress

Description: A forum for professional caregivers, researchers, and graduate students who work with traumatic stress.

Forum Leaders: B. Hudnall Stamm, Ph.D.
Membership: Professional caregivers, researchers, and graduate students who work with traumatic stress
Size: about 140
Messages per week: about 1-2
How to join: Send email with the following message: ‘SUBSCRIBE Secondary-Traumatic-Stress’ Your First Name Your Last Name and a brief (1-2 sentence) discription of your volunteer, professsional or professional work with traumatic stress
Web sites: Traumatic Stress & Secondary Traumatic Stress
Updated 5 August 2000

Telehealth

Description:Telehealth resource list for professionals, vendors, gov’t representatives and employees working with telehealth infrastructure development.

Forum Leader: Marlene Maheu
Membership: Open to all
Size: about 400
Messages per week: 3-10
How to join: visit telehealth web site or
Send email with the following message: ‘SUBSCRIBE TELEHEALTH’ Your First Name Your Last Name
Web sites: Telehealth
Updated 5 August 2000

TelehealthNews

Description: Quarterly newsletter detailing resources and services for the telehealth community.

Forum Leaders: Marlene Maheu
Membership: Open to all
Size: about 400
Messages per week: 1 newsletter every 3 months
How to join: visit telehealth web site or
Send email with the following message: ‘SUBSCRIBE TELEHEALTHNEWS’ Your First Name Your Last Name
Web sites: Telehealth
Updated 12 March 1999

Transcultural-psychology

Description: Providing a world-wide electronic forum for the exchange of ideas, opinions and information among professionals interested in cross-cultural research, minority issues, and “indigenous psychologies”. The main focus is on generic issues in the study of cultures, and topics in the field of counseling and clinical psychology, including the delivery of mental health services to individuals from non-Western cultures and minorities.

Forum Leaders: Sunkyo Kwon (primary & tech contact)
Elsa Germain
Sushila F. Niles
Paul B. Pedersen
Membership: Interest in the subject area (not credentialed)
Size: about 500 members.
Messages per week: about 30
How to join: Send email in the body of the message put subscribe transcultural-psychology
Web site: No
Updated 10 Dec 1998

Traumatic Stress Forum

Description: The Forum was established in April, 1994. It was the first list established after the flagship list, Psychiatry, was established by Ian Pitchford in February, 1994. Our T-S Forum focuses on the all matters of interest to the emerging field of Traumatology, which is the study, treatment, and reporting of information about the immediate and long-term psychsocial, and psychobiological consequences of highly stressful events and circumstances. Forum members are researchers, practitioners, reporters, policy makers, students, professors, and others who are interested in contributing to the field.

Forum Leaders: Charles R. Figley, Ph.D.
Membership: Sign agreement of behavior when posting to and utilizing posts to the Forum.
Size: ?
Messages per week: about 35-55
How to join: Send email with the following message without a subject line: ‘sub traumatic-stress’
Web sites:
FSU Traumatology Institute and Green Cross: www.fsu.edu/~gcp
and our training: www.cpd.fsu.edu/pet/trauma.htm
TRAUMATOLOGYe: www.fsu.edu/~trauma/