The International School for Mental Health Practitioners first began offering advanced training courses for professionals on Staten Island in 1975 and then began workshops in Bucks County, Pennsylvania in 1978. The School was provisionally chartered by the Regents of the University of the State of New York in 1981 and has been renewed by the State Education Department for the last quarter century. ISMHP was approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education of psychologists in 1982 and became a member organization of the National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis in 2005. The Deputy Commissioner of the Office of Higher Education, Office of the Professions, New York State Department of Education has registered the psychoanalytic program as meeting the requirements towards the state license in psychoanalysis in November 2005. ISMHP offers workshops to diplomats at the United Nations and provides consultation gratis to third world countries on the setting-up of mental health education and programs.
Because of the international orientation of ISMHP, students are required to attend, each year, one meeting dealing with issues related to mental health at the United Nations on site and to submit a brief report. Our affiliated NGO and diplomats will provide the student entrance to the UN. Further for each course taken, the student is to submit a minimum 200 word summary of one UN meeting dealing with mental health. These meetings may be attended by internet set-up. A survey of various meetings may be viewed by going to: webtv.un.org and on Time Warner TV Channel 228. In addition, the UN Journal, which is published daily, lists meetings: un.org (click Welcome; then lower left: UN Journal). The NGO Committee on Mental Health, www.ngomentalhealth.org, provides a calendar of meetings. Summary reports will be published in the Newsletter of our NGO affiliate, SOCA.
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