Upcoming ISPS Conferences and Events

48th Annual Conference of ISPS-Germany

Germany Thursday, 20 June 2019 - Saturday, 22 June 2019 ZfP Reichenau

ISPS-Germany invites German speakers to attend their annual conference.

"Psychosen-Psychotherapie, Soziotherapie der Psychosen, Gruppen-Psychotherapie, insbes. Ansätze aus Psychodynamik"

Further information (in German)

ISPS Italy talk - Listening barriers: psychoanalysis and music, with Fausto Petrella

Italy Saturday, 22 June 2019 Varazze (Savona)

“La Tolda” Meeting room, Rehabilitation Care Unit, Via Piave 72, Varazze (Savona), from 9.30 to 12.30.

Listening barriers: psychoanalysis and music, a talk with Fausto Petrella about his latest book

Fausto Petrella is a Psychiatrist, Psychoanalyst and a Music enthusiast, he deals with issues that psychoanalysis and music have in common, such as interpretation, methods of listening, construction of a meaning, use of instruments and ways in which both music and words stimulate the affects.

The author shows connections between clinical listenings and musical experiences, stressing the aesthetical dimension of psychic experiences.

Professor Maurizio Peciccia, psychiatrist and psychoanalyst from the University of Perugia, Dr Andrea Narracci, Head of Mental Health Service in Rome, psychiatrist and psychoanalyst and Scientific Director of the Journal "Il Vaso di Pandora" and Dr Caterina Vecchiato, psychiatrist and music expert, ex director of Mental Health Department in Cuneo will also participate in the discussion.

further information: Isps@ispsitalia.org

ISPS UK conference

Psychosis: Origins, Experience and Meaning

A one day conference (9:30-5:30pm) organised by ISPS UK Southcoast Network in collaboration with Soteria Brighton, Hearing Voices Brighton and the Spiritual Crisis Network Brighton

This ticketed event is open to practitioners, people with lived experience of psychosis, families, carers, academics, researchers and anyone with an interest in the subject of psychosis.

Further information

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

Programme now available

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Keynote Speakers


18th Annual ISPS-US conference

USA Friday, 01 November 2019 - Sunday, 03 November 2019 New Haven, Connecticut

Psychosis, Citizenship, and Belonging: Forging Pathways toward Inclusion and Healing

Call for Papers closed.

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