ISPS is an international organization promoting psychotherapy and psychological treatments for persons with psychosis (a term which includes persons diagnosed with "schizophrenia"). We are committed to advancing education, training and knowledge of mental health professionals in the treatment and prevention of psychotic mental disorders. We seek to achieve the best possible outcomes for service user/survivors by engaging in meaningful partnership with health professionals, service user/survivors, families and carers.
Call for papers - abstract submission is now closed
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The ISPS is probably the world’s best conference for those interested in psychological and social approaches to psychosis – don’t miss out on the 19th International Congress of the ISPS in New York, 18-22nd March 2015. We welcome members of all disciplines, experts by experience and family members. www.isps2015nyc.org
Who is coming?
Hundreds of people are coming from across the globe including Australia, Belgium, New Zealand, Great Britain, Greece, Norway, Finland, Sweden, Italy, Spain, Brazil, Egypt, Estonia, Korea, Poland, China, Germany, India, Netherlands, Singapore, Slovenia, South America , Canada and the United States. The conference provides a unique networking opportunity with so many colleagues in the heart of New York City.
If you go to only one meeting in 2015, this is THE one to go to.
Ann-Louise Silver MD has been an integral American leader in the psychotherapy of psychosis. Her career goes back to the historic Chestnut Lodge Hospital almost 40 years ago, including an analysis with Harold Searles. She recruited many younger clinicians into the ISPS family with a warm welcome, and mentored us with an abundance of great references for further reading.
ISPS e-mail discussion group for families and carers
ISPS International 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.
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