Tuesday, 27 November 2018 00:00

ISPS UK event

Placing psychosocial approaches to psychosis at the heart of the NHS

Join us for an evening of dialogue with guest panel featuring May McCann, Jamie Murphy, Ciaran Shannon and Clive Travis (who will chair the discussion).

A core aim of ISPS UK is to promote social and psychological approaches to psychosis - yet in a culture of increasing cuts and short term fixes, this is no easy task. Join us for an evening of discussion, debate and exploration to consider some of the challenges to embedding psychosocial approaches within the NHS and some practical steps we can all take to address these.

Further information

Tuesday, 13 November 2018 00:00

ISPS UK event and AGM

"Psychosis and institutional racism"
This day will encourage discussion & reflection on how institutional racism plays out in the field of psychosis, from multiple perspectives. We will reflect on how we can name it, and how, together, we can start to find ways of addressing it.
Dr Suman FernandoHonorary Professor, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, London Metropolitan University and former (retired) consultant psychiatrist
Dr Philip Thomas and Dr Alison Faulkner on the Privilege, Partiality and Power of Whiteness
Sara Haq on Complex Subjectivities and Survival Strategies for Collective/Cultural Psychosis
Dr Colin King
We will hold a panel on institutional racism within the professions, with the following panellists:
Cassandra Addai, Sonya Chee, Anam Elahi, Unwana Etteh, Jennifer Nicholas and Jessica Pons.
Followed by ISPS UK AGM, 17.00-17.30


Friday, 23 November 2018 00:00

ISPS Sweden Autumn Meeting

Två diagnoser eller en människa? - Forskning och erfarenheter kring samtidig psykos - och missbruksproblematik

(Two diagnoses or one person?)

Further information

Thursday, 31 January 2019 00:00

1st ISPS Finland Conference

Psykoosi 2019 - Psykoosien psykososiaalisen hoidon mahdollisuudet 2020-luvulla

(Psychosis 2019 - The Possibilities for Psychosocial Treatment of Psychosis in the 2020s)

International speakers include Brian Martindale and Grainne Fadden

The first day will focus on the individual and the second on the family

Further information: 

"Training in supportive psychodynamic psychotherapy for psychosis: Focus on psychodynamic  formulation"

Information and registration: Dr. Marija Kušan Jukić,

Sunday, 16 December 2018 00:00

ISPS Israel Biennial Conference

Psychosis: Between Loneliness and Community


Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) for psychosis is constantly changing and evolving. Recently, in what is sometimes called the ‘third wave’, therapy has become more concerned with the individual’s relationship to their experience, rather than with the content of it. This more process–orientated approach appears to tap into universal psychological processes. The aim is to reduce distress by changing the function of the experience, rather than necessarily the experience itself. Written by some of the leading figures from around the world, CBT for Psychosis: Process-Orientated Therapies and the Third Wave brings the reader the latest developments in the field.

Presented in three parts, CBT for Psychosis first explores theoretical perspectives on recent developments in cognitive behavioural therapies. Part two examines specific therapeutic approaches, including metacognitive training, mindfulness, acceptance and commitment therapy, compassion focused therapy and the method of levels. Finally, part three presents two critical perspectives: the first offering a reflection on the experience of receiving CBT, and the second looking ahead to possible future developments.

Offering a cutting-edge collection of theoretical, therapeutic and critical perspectives, CBT for Psychosis: Process-Orientated Therapies and the Third Wave will be of great interest to clinical and counselling psychologists, both practising and in training, as well as psychiatrists, nurse therapists, occupational therapists and other healthcare professionals working with people experiencing psychosis.

Wednesday, 11 April 2018 10:00

Spring 2018 E-Newsletter

Saturday, 17 November 2018 00:00

1st Conference of ISPS Russian speaking network


Plenary speakers:
Sergey Babin, St Petersburg, Russia and Jan Olav Johannessen, Stavanger, Norway

Further details: Alexey Koryoukin

Romão de Sousa Foundation
ISPS Institutional Member
together with NOVA Institute of Philosophy (IFILNOVA),
invite you to attend an international scientific meeting in Portugal! 
Open Dialogue and Reflective Processes in Mental Health: working with families, communities and networks
The meeting will take place in Lisbon on the 24th of November 2018, preceded by a number of practical workshops on the 23rd of November (please see the recently lunched website
The international meeting will be preceded by a 3-Day training event called “Living Learning Experience”, chaired by Professor Rex Haigh (UK NHS and University of Nottingham).
Following that, we will have a day dedicated to discussion around “Open Dialogue and Reflective Processes” on which we would like to include different traditions such as the Finish Treatment System “Open Dialogue”, the Therapeutic Community tradition and philosophy, as well as other phenomenological and reflective processes.
Professor Jaakko Seikkula from the Finish Open Dialogue system, and Professor Giovanni Stanghellini, Psychiatrist and Doctor Honoris Causa in Philosophy from Chieti University, are already confirmed as a Keynote speakers.
Early Bird registrations ends on 1st April!
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