SPSSI Digest – 25 May 2008 to 26 May 2008 (#2008-110)

There are 2 messages totalling 1159 lines in this issue.
Topics of the day:
  1. psychrights.org: Important Alaska Supreme Court Stay Order
  2. FW: [COR] ASPP To Give Student Travel Award: Learn How APA Governance Works
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Date:    Mon, 26 May 2008 09:54:57 -0700
From:    James M Nordlund <jamesmnordlund@YAHOO.COM>
Subject: psychrights.org: Important Alaska Supreme Court Stay Order
Important Alaska Supreme Court Stay Order
Hi Everyone,
You may know that PsychRights has been battling with the Alaska Psychiatric
Institute (API) over its forced drugging of Mr. Bill Bigley since December of
2006.    An out of date narrative is at
http://psychrights.org/States/Alaska/CaseSeven.htm.  To summarize, API has
been drugging him against his will since 1980 in at least 75 admissions. 
Until last week, the hospital never got to a forced drugging hearing when
PsychRights was representing him.  
In last week’s trial, through the tremendous written testimony of Robert
Whitaker, Ron Bassman, Sarah Porter, and even Loren Mosher of blessed memory,
and through the written and live testimony of Dr. Grace Jackson, we put on
what I think is fair to say a compelling case against the forced use of these
drugs in general, and Risperdal Consta in particular, which was the drug the
hospital intended to inject into Mr. Bigley against his wishes.  There was
unrebutted evidence about the tremendous harm the drugging causes, including
brain damage, as well as the physical harm, and how they prevent people from
recovering.  The hospital’s response was basically "that’s what we do."  In
other words, "that’s the standard of care."
On Monday, the trial court ruled against us and in response to our motion for
a stay pending appeal, gave us just 48 hours to get a stay from the Alaska
Supreme Court.  What a stay means is that the order allowing the forced
drugging is put on hold and the hospital can’t act on it.  We filed an
Emergency Motion for Stay Pending Appeal on May 20th and API asked for and
was given more time to respond on the condition they not drug Mr. Bigley in
the interim.  Today after considering our motion and API’s opposition, the
Alaska Supreme Court granted our Emergency Motion for Stay Pending Appeal.
I am writing because I think this Order from the Alaska Supreme Court is
potentially very important in potentially forcing the hospital to use means
other than forced drugging.  It is also very important in establishing the
right to prevent forced drugging during the pendency of an appeal when a
trial court orders that the forced drugging is allowed.  As we know,
especially for people who haven’t been on these drugs for a long period of
time, just allowing them to avoid the drugs for such a period of time can be
crucial in allowing them to get through a bout of psychosis and recover.
The whole set of documents, including transcripts are available at
http://psychrights.org/States/Alaska/CaseSeven.htm#08-00493
James B. (Jim) Gottstein, Esq.
President/CEO
Law Project for Psychiatric Rights
406 G Street, Suite 206
Anchorage, Alaska  99501
USA
Phone: (907) 274-7686)  Fax: (907) 274-9493
jim.gottstein[[at]]psychrights.org
http://psychrights.org/
PsychRights®
            Law Project for
       Psychiatric Rights
The Law Project for Psychiatric Rights is a public interest law firm devoted
to the defense of people facing the horrors of forced psychiatric drugging.
We are further dedicated to exposing the truth about these drugs and the
courts being misled into ordering people to be drugged and subjected to other
brain and body damaging interventions against their will.  Extensive
information about this is available on our web site, http://psychrights.org/.
Please donate generously.  Our work is fueled with your IRS 501(c) tax
deductible donations.  Thank you for your ongoing help and support.
You have been sent this e-mail because we think you are interested in
PsychRights’ mission to mount a strategic litigation campaign against forced
psychiatric drugging and electroshock.  If this is incorrect or you otherwise
do not want to be removed from this list, or if you have any questions about
this list, e-mail contact@psychrights.org.
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Date:    Sun, 25 May 2008 12:55:14 -0700
From:    Allen Omoto <Allen.Omoto@CGU.EDU>
Subject: FW: [COR] ASPP To Give Student Travel Award: Learn How APA Governance Works
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in attending the Feb meeting of the APA Council of Representatives and lea=
rning more about APA governance.  The deadline for application is July 30, =
2008.
Allen M. Omoto, Ph.D.
SPSSI representative to APA Council of Representatives
 
From: Assembly of Scientist/Practitioner Psychologists, American
Psychological Association
Linda C. Sobell, Ph.D., ABPP
Chair, Assembly of Scientist/Practitioner Psychologists (ASPP)
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The Assembly of Scientist/Practitioner Psychologists (ASPP), a caucus of the
Representatives of APA, is providing an expense paid trip to the February
2009 Council meeting in Washington DC for a doctoral student in psychology
to become familiar with the governance structure of the APA Council and the
caucuses and how they work. At the Council meeting the student who receives
the award will be mentored by the Chair of the ASPP.
The ASPP Board will review all submissions, select a student and announce
the recipient after the August 2008 Council meeting.
Interested students may send their CV and a 100-word statement about their
future plans as a Scientist-Practitioner to the Chair of the ASPP, Dr. Linda
Sobell at sobelll@nova.edu <mailto:sobelll@nova.edu> . Deadline for
submission is July 30, 2008.
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application is July 30, 2008.<BR>
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Allen M. Omoto, Ph.D.<BR>
SPSSI representative to APA Council of Representatives<BR>
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From: Assembly of Scientist/Practitioner Psychologists, American<BR>
Psychological Association<BR>
Linda C. Sobell, Ph.D., ABPP<BR>
Chair, Assembly of Scientist/Practitioner Psychologists (ASPP)<BR>
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Date: April 18, 2008<BR>
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the recipient after the August 2008 Council meeting.<BR>
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obelll@nova.edu</A>&gt; . Deadline for<BR>
submission is July 30, 2008.
End of SPSSI Digest – 25 May 2008 to 26 May 2008 (#2008-110)
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