Free 4/29 Film

admin | April 16, 2016

On April 29, 2016 VIP presented a documentary film, “Healing Voices” which questions the definition of “mental illness.” The film shows the lives of three individuals following an earlier period of emotional upset, confusion and hospitalization. Their lives are now substantially recovered — they have satisfying jobs and families — and they now question the [...]

Psychology Today

admin | November 16, 2010

Volunteers in Psychotherapy in Psychology Today Excerpts from December, 2001 Issue CASH, CHECK OR VOLUNTEER WORK: A NEW WAY TO PAY FOR THERAPY Psychotherapy patients in Hartford, Connecticut are participating in a national trial, but no new drugs or behavioral tactics are involved. At Volunteers in Psychotherapy (VIP), patients volunteer [several] hours at a local charity [...]


admin | November 16, 2010

Therapy that rewards clients and community Psychologists’ nonprofit venture evades managed-care’s challenges and encourages volunteerism. By MEL WATERS Monitor Staff The Monitor on Psychology  of the American Psychological Association  May 2000, Vol 31, No. 5    Print version: page 38 Frustrated by managed care’s limits on therapy and breaches of confidentiality, Richard Shulman, PhD, has been searching [...]

Letters of Support for VIP

admin | November 16, 2010

Letters of Support for Volunteers in Psychotherapy, Inc. – Professor of Psychology & University of Connecticut Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology Director of Clinical Training, Dr. George J. Allen
- Past President of the American Psychological Association Division of Psychoanalysis and Michigan State Professor of Psychology, Dr. Bertram P. Karon
- Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Rutgers University and [...]

Surgeon General Report

admin | November 16, 2010

The Surgeon General’s New Clothes: How the press and the SG distort the truth about mental distress (also available in Perspectives Mental Health Magazine, April-May, 2000): By Richard Shulman, Ph.D. Following the issue of the Surgeon General’s report on mental health (December, ’99), press headlines echoed Dr. David Satcher in declaring a new era of [...]

Lost Confidentiality

admin | November 16, 2010

Lost Confidence and Confidentiality in Psychotherapy Richard Shulman, Ph.D. Originally published at MentalHelpNet We don’t know what psychotherapy is anymore: It is not the screaming, finger pointing and denuding to the crowd of TV’s Sally, Jenny or Jerry, nor is it the moralistic pronouncements of radio shrinks to submissive callers. Therapy is not casting people [...]

MentalHelpNet Interview

admin | November 16, 2010

Interview with Richard Shulman, Ph.D. Cynthia Levin, Psy.D. Published on on Jul 1st 2000 Richard Shulman, Ph.D. completed his doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology at the University of Toledo after having graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Wesleyan University and then attending the University of Michigan. He is currently the Director of the nonprofit organization, [...]

The Hartford Advocate

admin | November 16, 2010

A Sane Solution to a Mad World By Jayne Keedle Published in Hartford Advocate on 07/29/99 Call him crazy, but psychologist Dr. Richard Shulman doesn’t think every patient who comes to him for help should have to pay an exorbitant fee. Nor does he believe his patients’ employers have a right to know who among [...]

New York Times

admin | August 14, 2010

Psychotherapy at the Price of Volunteering THE NEW YORK TIMES, SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2002 Insuring Privacy by Bypassing the Insurers. By DICK AHLES In Connecticut, you can barter four hours of volunteer work in a soup kitchen for a private hour of therapy with a psychologist, courtesy of a group know as Volunteers in Psychotherapy [...]