Upcoming ISPS Conferences and Events

4th Annual ISPS Italy Conference

Italy Friday, 19 October 2018 - Sunday, 21 October 2018 Varazze


In partnership with the School of Existential Psychotherapy Gaetano Benedetti of Perugia, La Redancia group, CSS and LIPsiM.

The convention is ECM accredited by CSS Formazione Provider AGENAS

Further information: https://convegnonazionaleisps.eu

ISPS-US 17th Annual Meeting

USA Friday, 09 November 2018 - Sunday, 11 November 2018 Philadelphia

The ISPS-US 17th Annual Meeting "Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Wholeness in Extreme States" will be held in historic Philadelphia, at the Courtyard by Marriott Downtown.

Register by 16th September to get the Early bird discount!

Further information: http://www.isps-us.org

ISPS UK event and AGM

United Kingdom Tuesday, 13 November 2018 London
"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


1st Conference of ISPS Russian speaking network

Russia Saturday, 17 November 2018 Stavropol


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

Further details: Alexey Koryoukin koryoukin@yandex.ru

ISPS Sweden Autumn Meeting

Sweden Friday, 23 November 2018 Malmö

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

(Two diagnoses or one person?)

Further information

ISPS UK event

Northern Ireland Tuesday, 27 November 2018 Belfast

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

ISPS Israel Biennial Conference

Israel Sunday, 16 December 2018 - Monday, 17 December 2018 Tel Aviv

Psychosis: Between Loneliness and Community


1st ISPS Finland Conference

Finland Thursday, 31 January 2019 - Friday, 01 February 2019 Helsinki

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: Klaus.Lehtinen@uta.fi 

XXIV ISPS Croatia School of psychotherapy of psychoses

Croatia Wednesday, 08 May 2019 - Saturday, 11 May 2019 Dubrovnik

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

Information and registration: Dr. Marija Kušan Jukić, mkjukic45@gmail.com

ISPS Rotterdam 2019 - The 21st International Congress of the ISPS

The Netherlands Wednesday, 28 August 2019 - Sunday, 01 September 2019 Rotterdam


Stranger in the City - On the circular relationship between alienation and psychosis and the healing power of human reconnection

stranger in the cityPsychosis is more common in big cities, defragmented neighborhoods and among migrants living apart. Why?


In this conference epidemiologic researchers, cultural scientists, clinicians  and people with psychotic experiences and their families will discuss to answer this question and what to do about it.


Contact: info@ispsnederlandvlaanderen.nl


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