2nd Bi-annual Meeting
The 2013 Bi-annual meeting of the ICHR took place in Durham, UK on the 12th-13th September.
It was a packed program (ICHR 2013 Program) attended by a wide range of people (ICHR 2013 Delegates).
The conference included a range of ICHR working groups presenting their work, with lively and productive debate about the issues they raised. The reports of the working groups were published in a special supplement of Schizophrenia Bulletin, as detailed below, and can be read for free:
Special Supplement Introduction: Hallucinations
Richard Bentall: The Search for Elusive Structure: A Promiscuous Realist Case for Researching Specific Psychotic Experiences Such as Hallucinations
Psychological Therapies for Auditory Hallucinations (Voices): Current Status and Key Directions for Future Research
Culture and Hallucinations: Overview and Future Directions
From Phenomenology to Neurophysiological Understanding of Hallucinations in Children and Adolescent
Visual Hallucinations in the Psychosis Spectrum and Comparative Information From Neurodegenerative Disorders and Eye Disease
Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Phenomenology of Auditory Verbal Hallucinations
Auditory Verbal Hallucinations in Persons With and Without a Need for Care
Symptom Dimensions of the Psychotic Symptom Rating Scales in Psychosis: A Multisite Study.
Better Than Mermaids and Stray Dogs? Subtyping Auditory Verbal Hallucinations and Its Implications for Research and Practice.
Emerging Perspectives From the Hearing Voices Movement: Implications for Research and Practice.
Studying Hallucinations Within the NIMH RDoC Framework
and From Tones in Tinnitus to Sensed Social Interaction in Schizophrenia: How Understanding Cortical Organization Can Inform the Study of Hallucinations and Psychosis
The ICHR thanks Charles Fernyhough and all of the Hearing the Voice team for hosting the event, as well as the Wellcome Trust for their generous support.