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Affiliated, Local & Special Interest Groups

Affiliated Groups

International Network for Philosophy and Psychiatry (INPP)

Philosophical Issues in Psychiatry Research Group

AAPP Local Chapters

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Ginger A. Hoffman, Ph.D., Ph.D.
Philosophy Department
St. Joseph’s University
Philadelphia, PA 19131
610-660-2883 (Tel) (Email)

Burlington, Vermont

G. Scott Waterman, M.D., M.A.
Professor Emeritus, Department of Psychiatry
University of Vermont
Burlington, VT 05405

Topics recently discussed:

  • Philosophical problems in nosological research
  • Addiction and responsibility
  • Ontology of diagnostic categories
  • Naturalist accounts of psychiatric disorder
  • Coercion and psychiatric treatment
  • Ethical problems in screening for psychopathology
  • The Goldwater Rule

Providence, Rhode Island
Paul B. Lieberman, MD
345 Blackstone Blvd.
Providence, RI 02906
(401) 455-6473 (Tel)
(401) 455-6229 (Fax)

Dallas, Texas
John Z. Sadler, M.D.
Department of Psychiatry
UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
5323 Harry Hines Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75235-9070
214-648-3390 (Tel)
214-648-7980 (Fax)

New Haven, Connecticut
James Phillips, M.D.
88 Noble Avenue
Milford, CT 06460
203-877-0566 (Tel)
203-877-2652 (Fax)

Toronto, Canada Chapter
Edwin Hersch
586 Eglington Ave. E., Suite 707
Toronto, Ontario
Canada M4P1P2

Japanese Association for Psychiatry and Philosophy

Contact person: Eisuke Sakakibara, M.D., Ph.D.
Affiliation: Department of Neuropsychiatry, The University of Tokyo Hospital
Postal address: 7-3-1, Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, JAPAN, 113-8655

Recent topics:
Responsibility and substance dependence
Anthropology of psychotherapists
Scientific nature of psychiatry
Pluralism of psychological understanding
Is animal model of mental disorder possible? 
Political abuse of psychiatry
Neuroenhancement in psychiatric clinical practice

Fundamenta, Kyoto, Japan

Monthly meeting for Philosophy of Psychiatry

Contact person: Senkei Ueno, MD
Department of Psychiatry
Graduate School of Medicine
Kyoto University
54 Kawaharacho, Shogoin, Sakyo-ku
Kyoto, 606-8507

Special Interest Groups

Continental Philosophy & Psychiatry
Philip Sinaikin, M.D.
441 N. Causeway
New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169