Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) for psychosis is constantly changing and evolving. Recently, in what is sometimes called the ‘third wave’, therapy has become more concerned with the individual’s relationship to their experience, rather than with the content of it. This more process–orientated approach appears to tap into universal psychological processes. The aim is to reduce distress by changing the function of the experience, rather than necessarily the experience itself. Written by some of the leading figures from around the world, CBT for Psychosis: Process-Orientated Therapies and the Third Wave brings the reader the latest developments in the field.

Presented in three parts, CBT for Psychosis first explores theoretical perspectives on recent developments in cognitive behavioural therapies. Part two examines specific therapeutic approaches, including metacognitive training, mindfulness, acceptance and commitment therapy, compassion focused therapy and the method of levels. Finally, part three presents two critical perspectives: the first offering a reflection on the experience of receiving CBT, and the second looking ahead to possible future developments.

Offering a cutting-edge collection of theoretical, therapeutic and critical perspectives, CBT for Psychosis: Process-Orientated Therapies and the Third Wave will be of great interest to clinical and counselling psychologists, both practising and in training, as well as psychiatrists, nurse therapists, occupational therapists and other healthcare professionals working with people experiencing psychosis.

The International Summer Psychotherapy Masterclass and International Conference “A Tormented World – How Can Psychotherapy Help Us. Hopes and Illusions” will take place near Warsaw this August to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Laboratorium Psychoedukacji.

Speakers include: Michael Garrett who will conduct a workshop “Combining Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Psychosis with Psychodynamic Techniques” and present a lecture “Psychosis as a Consequences of Social Adversity and its Treatment with Psychotherapy”, and Nancy McWilliams, Stanley Messer, Jonathan Shedler, Robert Neborsky and many more special guests from Poland and abroad.

Wednesday, 11 April 2018 10:00

Spring 2018 E-Newsletter

Saturday, 17 November 2018 00:00

1st Conference of ISPS Russian speaking network


Plenary speakers: Sergey Babin, St Petersburg, Russia and Jan Olav Johannessen, Stavanger, Norway

For more details please contact Alexey Koryoukin

Romão de Sousa Foundation
ISPS Institutional Member
together with NOVA Institute of Philosophy (IFILNOVA),
invite you to attend an international scientific meeting in Portugal! 
Open Dialogue and Reflective Processes in Mental Health: working with families, communities and networks
The meeting will take place in Lisbon on the 24th of November 2018, preceded by a number of practical workshops on the 23rd of November (please see the recently lunched website
The international meeting will be preceded by a 3-Day training event called “Living Learning Experience”, chaired by Professor Rex Haigh (UK NHS and University of Nottingham).
Following that, we will have a day dedicated to discussion around “Open Dialogue and Reflective Processes” on which we would like to include different traditions such as the Finish Treatment System “Open Dialogue”, the Therapeutic Community tradition and philosophy, as well as other phenomenological and reflective processes.
Professor Jaakko Seikkula from the Finish Open Dialogue system, and Professor Giovanni Stanghellini, Psychiatrist and Doctor Honoris Causa in Philosophy from Chieti University, are already confirmed as a Keynote speakers.
Early Bird registrations ends on 1st April!
Wednesday, 21 March 2018 12:24

ISPS Membership Directory 2018

Friday, 19 October 2018 00:00

4th Annual ISPS Italy Conference


In partnership with the School of Existential Psychotherapy Gaetano Benedetti of Perugia, La Redancia group, CSS and LIPsiM.

The convention is ECM accredited by CSS Formazione Provider AGENAS

Further information:

Scientific Committee:
Presidents: Giovanni: Giusto, Maurizio Peciccia
Mario Amore, Roberto Carrozzino, Paolo Catanzaro, Carmelo Conforto, Antonio Maria Ferro, Claudia Mazzeschi, Andrea Narracci, Federico Russo, Marco Vaggi, Vittorio Carlo Valenti, Caterina Vecchiato

Organizational Committee:
coordinator Milena Meistro
Brero Gabriella, Livia Buratta, Luca Gavazza, Beatrice Maggiali, Simona Masnata, Federica Olivieri, Leonardo Boccone, Alessandra Romby, Sivia Findanno, Costanzo Cassullo (, Giovanni Folco.

Organizing secretariat:
Css srl dr.ssa Milena Meistro

Conference venue:
Conference room of the La Tolda Health Center of Varazze, in the province of Savona, in Via Piave 72 (Italy)

Friday, 09 November 2018 00:00

ISPS-US 17th Annual Meeting

The ISPS-US 17th Annual Meeting "Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Wholeness in Extreme States" will be held in historic Philadelphia, at the Courtyard by Marriott Downtown.

Call for Proposals by 21st May.

Further information:

Wednesday, 29 November 2017 12:04

Winter 2017 E-Newsletter


Stranger in the City - On the circular relationship between alienation and psychosis and the healing power of human reconnection

stranger in the cityPsychosis is more common in big cities, defragmented neighborhoods and among migrants living apart. Why?


In this conference epidemiologic researchers, cultural scientists, clinicians  and people with psychotic experiences and their families will discuss to answer this question and what to do about it.



Page 1 of 5

facebook-join twitter-icon




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