Welcome to ISPS

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. 
The ISPS Charter of Good Practice in Psychological Therapies for People Experiencing Psychosis
ISPS New York 2015


ISPS New York 2015


ISPS New York 2015


ISPS New York 2015


Latest News

Families and Carers

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    Family members and carers involvement in ISPS

    ISPS welcomes the involvement of family members and carers in the society and is looking to expand their participation. The recent 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 also 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 isps@isps.org 

    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 recent International Conference of ISPS in New York (March 2015) included presentations and workshops led by survivors and a very popular survivor/nurse joint presentation.

    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

Meaning, Madness and P...

Just published in the UK (available in the US in 6 weeks time) - This book explores the relationship between subjective experience and the cultural...

Creativity and Psychot...

Creativity and Psychotic States in Exceptional People tells the story of the lives of four exceptionally gifted individuals: Vincent van Gogh, Vasl...

Psychotherapy for Peop...

In this unique book, Andrew Lotterman describes a creative approach to the psychotherapy of people diagnosed with schizophrenia and other forms of ...

Insanity and Divinity


How close is spirituality to psychosis?


Covering the interrelation of psychosis and spirituality from a number of angles, Insanity and Divin...