Welcome to ISPS

ISPS is an international organization promoting psychotherapy and psychological treatments for persons with psychosis (a term which includes persons diagnosed with "schizophrenia"). We are committed to advancing education, training and knowledge of mental health professionals in the treatment and prevention of psychotic mental disorders. We seek to achieve the best possible outcomes for service user/survivors by engaging in meaningful partnership with health professionals, service user/survivors, families and carers. 
 
The ISPS Charter of Good Practice in Psychological Therapies for People Experiencing Psychosis
Making Real Change Happen

Welcome to the 20th International Congress of the ISPS

www.isps2017uk.org

Making Real Change Happen

Welcome to the 20th International Congress of the ISPS

www.isps2017uk.org

Memories from ISPS New York 2015

Panel session with Peter Kinderman and Anne Cooke at the 19th biennial international congress of the ISPS

ISPS Liverpool 2017

Welcome to the 20th International Congress of the ISPS

www.isps2017uk.org

Latest News

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    Book Review Competition win £75 worth of books DEADLINE EXTENDED until 31st October 2016

     

    Welcome to the next International Congress of the ISPS

     

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    CALL FOR PAPERS

    Booking now open www.isps2017uk.org 

     

    Early bird registration deadline: 31st January 2017

    Abstract submission deadline: 1st December 2016

     

    Plenary speakers include:

    Jim van Os, Jacqui Dillon, Rachel Waddingham, Grainne Fadden, Kwame McKenzie, Alison Brabban, Svein Friis, Jon Vidar Strømstad and Anne Berit Eie Torbjørnsen read more

     

    This conference is supported by over 35 organisations.

     

    Twitter hashtag: #isps2017uk

     

     
    The ISPS book ‘Fifty Years of Humanistic Treatment of Psychoses’ by Alanen, Y., Silver, A. and Gonzalez de Chavez, M. (2006) can be downloaded for free here
     
  • ISPS Publications

    ISPS Book Series

    Book Review Competition - Share your views on the ISPS book: Creativity and Psychotic States in Exceptional People and win £75 worth of books! Further information

    We are proud to announce that in 2015 3 new books were published in the ISPS series and several others are "in the pipeline". There are now nearly 20 books in the ISPS collection.

    JNR 10134 The ISPS books presented at the Routledge bookstand

     

     

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Families and Carers

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    Family members and carers involvement in ISPS

    ISPS welcomes the involvement of family members and carers in the society and is looking to expand their participation. The recent International Conference of ISPS in New York (March 2015) attracted a greater number of family members than previous conferences and several presentations and workshops included family members. ISPS also maintains an e-mail discussion group for ISPS members who are carers / have a family member who has experienced psychosis. The members of the group offer each other support, discuss and debate issues relevant to their experiences, and liaise with the ISPS Executive Committee. If you are interested in joining the email group please contact isps@isps.org 

    Further information for families of persons with psychosis can be found on our Learning Tools pages.

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Survivors of psychosis

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    ISPS and its membership officially welcomed the involvement of survivors with the election of the first service user / survivor onto the Executive Committee (EC) in 2012. Two of the eight members of the current EC are survivors and ISPS is continually working towards expanding the participation of survivors in the work of the society. The International Conference of ISPS in New York in 2015 included presentations and workshops led by survivors and a very popular survivor/nurse joint presentation from colleagues in Norway. The 20th International Conference of the ISPS aims to expand the involvement of service users, survivors and nurses in the ISPS further information

    Further information for survivors and about recovery from psychosis can be found on our Learning Tools pages.

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ISPS Journal

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The ISPS Journal Psychosis accepts personal and institutional subscriptions. All Individual Members of ISPS and members of regional ISPS groups receive quarterly issues of the journal as a membership benefit.

The ISPS Journal has recently been accepted by Web of Science

ISPS Book Series

Meaning, Madness and P...

This book explores the relationship between subjective experience and the cultural, political and historical paradigms in which the individual is e...

Creativity and Psychot...

Creativity and Psychotic States in Exceptional People tells the story of the lives of four exceptionally gifted individuals: Vincent van Gogh, Vasl...

Psychotherapy for Peop...

In this unique book, Andrew Lotterman describes a creative approach to the psychotherapy of people diagnosed with schizophrenia and other forms of ...

Insanity and Divinity

 

How close is spirituality to psychosis?

 

Covering the interrelation of psychosis and spirituality from a number of angles, Insanity and Divin...