Thursday, 06 September 2012 16:44

ISPS Publications

Book Series News

As our members know, the previous co-editor of ISPS the book series Alison Summers contributed so much to the series, and we were very sad to see her go. The good news is that a new co-series editor has now been appointed to work with the existing co-editor Anna Lavis. After careful conisderation of many excellent applicants we are delighted to announce that Andrew Shephard has joined us!

Andrew Shepherd - New series co-editor

Andrew is a psychiatrist, working in prison settings primarily, and is also employed as a university lecturer. His interests focus on the manner in which social groups (for example communities, or institutions such as prisons) work together to make sense of the distressing experiences that may emerge amongst or within them. He looks forward to working with Anna Lavis on the book series and hearing from writers regarding their experiences of meeting mental distress whatever form it may take.

ISPS book series editorial board members:

Sandra Bucci              

Marc Calmeyn        

Caroline Cupitt     

Stephanie Ewart              

Jim Geekie                        

Lee Gunn                        

Nev Jones                    

David Kennard          

Eleanor Longden                      

Tanya Luhrmann                           

Brian Martindale                        

Michael O’Loughlin                        

Jim van Os                  

David Shiers                             

Pamela Fuller               

Katherine Berry

Sumeet Jain                 

Kelley Irmen

Olympia Gianfarancesco

Andrew Moskowitz, associate editor on the monograph strand of the series


Read more about books in the ISPS series.


Stranger in the City, ISPS 2019

Plenary session of the 21st International Congress of the ISPS,

28th August – 1st September 2019 in Rotterdam

Stranger in the City, ISPS 2019

Long-time members of ISPS at the 21st International Congress of the ISPS,

28th August – 1st September 2019 in Rotterdam

ISPS in Liverpool, August 2017
Professor Jim Van Os speaking at the 20th International Congress of the ISPS in Liverpool, August 2017
ISPS in Liverpool, August 2017
ISPS Sweden members and Rai Waddingham at the 20th International Congress of the ISPS in Liverpool, August 2017
ISPS in New York City, March 2015
Participants of the 19th International Congress of the ISPS in New York City, March 2015

Latest News

Families and Carers

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    Family members and carers involvement in ISPS

    ISPS welcomes and encourages the involvement of family members and carers in the society and is looking to expand their participation. The International Conference of ISPS in New York (March 2015) attracted a greater number of family members than previous conferences and several presentations and workshops included family members. ISPS maintains an e-mail discussion group for ISPS members who are carers / have a family member who has experienced psychosis. The members of the group offer each other support, discuss and debate issues relevant to their experiences, and liaise with the ISPS Executive Committee. If you are interested in joining the email group please contact 

    Further information for families of persons with psychosis can be found on our Learning Tools pages.


Survivors of psychosis

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    ISPS and its membership officially welcomed the involvement of survivors with the election of the first service user / survivor onto the Executive Committee (EC) in 2012. Two of the eight members of the current EC are survivors and ISPS is continually working towards expanding the participation of survivors in the work of the society. The International Conference of ISPS in New York in 2015 included presentations and workshops led by survivors and a very popular survivor/nurse joint presentation from colleagues in Norway. The 20th International Conference of the ISPS aims to expand the involvement of service users, survivors and nurses in the ISPS further information

    Further information for survivors and about recovery from psychosis can be found on our Learning Tools pages.


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ISPS Journal


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

ISPS Book Series

Attachment Theory and ...

Attachment Theory and Psychosis: Current Perspectives and Future Directions is the first book to provide a practical guide to using attachment theo...