Wednesday, 26 June 2019 00:00

ISPS UK conference

Psychosis: Origins, Experience and Meaning

A one day conference (9:30-5:30pm) organised by ISPS UK Southcoast Network in collaboration with Soteria Brighton, Hearing Voices Brighton and the Spiritual Crisis Network Brighton

This ticketed event is open to practitioners, people with lived experience of psychosis, families, carers, academics, researchers and anyone with an interest in the subject of psychosis.

Further information

“La Tolda” Meeting room, Rehabilitation Care Unit, Via Piave 72, Varazze (Savona), from 9.30 to 12.30.

Listening barriers: psychoanalysis and music, a talk with Fausto Petrella about his latest book

Fausto Petrella is a Psychiatrist, Psychoanalyst and a Music enthusiast, he deals with issues that psychoanalysis and music have in common, such as interpretation, methods of listening, construction of a meaning, use of instruments and ways in which both music and words stimulate the affects.

The author shows connections between clinical listenings and musical experiences, stressing the aesthetical dimension of psychic experiences.

Professor Maurizio Peciccia, psychiatrist and psychoanalyst from the University of Perugia, Dr Andrea Narracci, Head of Mental Health Service in Rome, psychiatrist and psychoanalyst and Scientific Director of the Journal "Il Vaso di Pandora" and Dr Caterina Vecchiato, psychiatrist and music expert, ex director of Mental Health Department in Cuneo will also participate in the discussion.

further information:

Wednesday, 17 April 2019 13:14

ISPS Membership Directory 2019

Wednesday, 13 February 2019 16:38

Spring 2019 E-Newsletter

Friday, 01 November 2019 00:00

18th Annual ISPS-US conference

Psychosis, Citizenship, and Belonging: Forging Pathways toward Inclusion and Healing

Call for Papers closed.

Further information

Thursday, 20 June 2019 00:00

48th Annual Conference of ISPS-Germany

ISPS-Germany invites German speakers to attend their annual conference.

"Psychosen-Psychotherapie, Soziotherapie der Psychosen, Gruppen-Psychotherapie, insbes. Ansätze aus Psychodynamik"

Further information (in German)

Monday, 30 November 2020 00:00

IEPA 12th International Congress


IEPA Early Intervention in Mental Health Association (, is a non-profit international network for those involved in the study and treatment of the early phases of mental health disorders that aims to enhance awareness of the early phases of mental illnesses and the process of recovery, building on experience from research on early psychosis to take a trans-diagnostic view.

IEPA held their 11th conference on early intervention in mental health in Boston, 7-10th October, 2018.  More information about the conference may be found here:

IEPA will hold their 12th conference in Rio, Brazil in September 2020.

Wednesday, 24 October 2018 11:54

Autumn 2018 E-Newlsetter

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.

Wednesday, 11 April 2018 10:00

Spring 2018 E-Newsletter

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