Upcoming ISPS Conferences and Events

Open Dialogue for Psychosis 2 day online conference

Tuesday, 28 September 2021 - Wednesday, 29 September 2021 online - webinar

Organised jointly by ISPS and Open Dialogue UK

The conference will include keynote presentations and workshops led by the authors of the chapters of the new ISPS book Open Dialogue for Psychosis: Organising Mental Health Services to Prioritise Dialogue, Relationship and Meaning (edited by Nick Putman and Brian Martindale)

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14th annual ISPS-Switzerland Day

Switzerland Friday, 08 October 2021

Save the date for the 14th annual ISPS-Switzerland Day, which will take place on October 8th, 2021!

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Psychosis, Psychodynamic Understanding and Therapy

Friday, 22 October 2021 online - webinar

In this exceptional seminar, Dr Brian Martindale, previous Chair and Honorary Lifetime Member of ISPS, will give participants the benefit of his knowledge and work over many decades in the field.

Dr Martindale will present some of his work with people suffering from psychosis and explore the psychoanalytic understanding which underpins it.

a) Understanding psychotic experiences

b) An example of applying psychodynamic understanding in therapeutic work with a family with a seriously psychotic member

The seminar will be of wide interest to psychotherapists and all mental health practitioners what ever their experience and to members of the public interested in aspects of the human condition.

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This event is supported by the ISPS and EFPP

ISPS-US Virtual Conference Moving Toward Shared Understandings in Psychosis and Extreme States

Friday, 05 November 2021 - Sunday, 07 November 2021 online - webinar

The Call for Proposals is now open for the ISPS-US Virtual Conference

Moving Toward Shared Understandings in Psychosis and Extreme States:
Professional, Individual, and Family Perspectives

Registration is OPEN. Save 10% on your registration fee if you register by October 1. Use promo code EarlyBird.

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ISPS Suomi: Psychosis 2022 symposium

Finland Tuesday, 01 February 2022 - Wednesday, 02 February 2022 Helsinki

The regional ISPS group in Finland is organising a "Psychosis 2022 symposium" on the 1st and 2nd of February 2022 in Helsinki. 

The programme and the symposium will be in the Finnish language, except for the first day's plenary. 

Programme

The program is designed in such a way as to give practical tools for the psychological treatment of psychoses.

The first day themes:  cognitive remediation, using virtual reality and how to support getting employment

The second day themes: working with the Family, the third wave in cognitive therapy - tools and experiences and the power of interaction in joining

This event is being organised jointly by ISPS Suomi FinFami’s (the Finnish Central Association of Families of People with mental illness)

Co-constructing Healing Spaces

Italy Wednesday, 31 August 2022 - Sunday, 04 September 2022 Perugia
 
The International Organizing Committee of the 22nd International Conference of the ISPS, given the pandemic emergency, has decided to reschedule the Perugia conference of 2021 to next year on September 1st-4th, 2022. Consequently the abstract presentation deadline for ISPS 2022 has been extended until: January 31st, 2022
 
Conference Themes:
 
CLOSING ASYLUMS / OPEN HEALING SPACES; INTERSUBJECTIVITY AND PSYCHOSIS; FAMILY INTERVENTIONS; EARLY INTERVENTIONS; TRAUMA, STRESS, ILLNESS AND PSYCHOSIS; COVID PANDEMIC COMMUNITY AND PSYCHOSIS; CREATIVITY AND NEW THERAPIES FOR PSYCHOSIS.
 

Call for abstracts by 31st January 2022

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