Objectives of ISPS

  • Promote the appropriate use of psychotherapy and psychological treatments for persons with psychotic disorders (a term that includes people diagnosed with "schizophrenia").
  • Promote the integration of psychological treatments in treatment plans and comprehensive treatment for all persons with psychosis.
  • Promote the appropriate use of psychological understanding and psychotherapeutic approaches in all phases of the disorders including both early in the onset and in longer lasting disorders.
  • Promote research into individual, family, group psychological therapies, preventive measures and other psychosocial programmes for those with psychotic disorders.
  • Support treatments that include individual, family, group and network approaches and treatment methods that are derived from psychoanalysis, cognitive-behavioural, systemic and psycho-educational approaches.
  • Advance education, training and knowledge of mental health professionals in the psychological therapies and psychosocial interventions in the treatment and prevention of psychotic mental disorders for the public benefit regardless of race, religion, gender or socio-economic status.

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ISPS Journal


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...