Monday, 09 December 2013 13:03

ISPS Rotterdam 2019

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


Why people sometimes hear voices, believe things that others find strange, or appear out of touch with reality.... and what can help. A report published by the British Psychological Society, Division of Clinical Psychology. View the report here . In 2014 The British Psychological Society published this ground-breaking report which is aimed not only at clinicians but also journalists, policy makers, people who experience psychosis and their friends and relatives.  It outlines a psychological approach which challenges received wisdom about mental illness. The report's publication has led to widespread media discussion and debate, including in the New York Times. The US launch took place during the 19th International Congress of the ISPS in New York. Editor Anne Cooke and Co-author Peter Kinderman talked about what motivated them to produce the report and what its main messages are. Read the press release here

Talking Therapies for "Schizophrenia" and the Journal Science
An article on talking therapies for psychotic disorders (including the diagnosis of "schizophrenia") was recently published in Science, one of the world's leading scientific journals. The article, by journalist Michael Balter, is a result of discussions with a number of clinicians - including ISPS members - and a summary of evidence from CBT and psychodynamic researches.  The article had to be very much based on evidence from controlled trials for this particular journal. The article is excellent publicity for some of the approaches that ISPS supports and it is made humanly meaningful by quoting the experiences of individual patients. Full text article available here

Noel Hunter, winner of the 2017 David B. Feinsilver award

ISPS Executive Committee Election 2017 Results

ISPS Regional Groups Self-Portrait

Corresponding Editor: Dr Nicolas Nowack of ISPS-Germany. E-mail:

The poster was presented during the 18th International Congress of ISPS (22nd-25th August 2013) in Warsaw.

View the poster here pdf


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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