Upcoming ISPS Conferences and Events

ISPS Sweden Spring meeting

Sweden Friday, 22 March 2019 Stockholm

The ISPS Sweden Spring meeting will have the theme: "Människans exceptionella upplevelser"

Further information (in Swedish)

ISPS Italy one day event

Italy Saturday, 23 March 2019 Varazze

Creativity and Mental Suffering

Meeting room of “La Tolda” Rehabilitation Care Unit – Via Piave 72, Varazze (Savona)

A group of Art Therapy specialists will present their experiences and theories about how creating art works can channel and relieve psychological pain. The presentation will be followed by the opening of an exhibition of Outsider Art. ISPS Italy warmly welcomes friends and members of ISPS International.


Roberto Boccalon: Psychiatrist, Psychotherapist, Professor at IUSVE (Salesian University Institute of Venice), Director of The Expressive Therapy Insitute of Bologna, Chairperson of The International Association for Art and Psychology

Simone Donnari: Art Therapist, Managing Director of ATLAS Centre, Chairperson of APIArt, Director of studies of The Art Therapy School in Assisi

Giovanni Giusto: Founder and Scientific Director of Redancia Group, Consultant at Kos Care, Managing Director of the journal “Il Vaso di Pandora”, Vice President of ISPS Italy

Ugo Morelli: Professor of Work and Organizational Psychology and Psychology of Creativity and Innovation Author and Essayist

Maurizio Peciccia: Psychiatrist, Professor at the University of Perugia, Chair of ISPS Italy.

Simonetta Porazzo: Psychologist, Psychoterapist and Art Therapist, employed at Savona Mental Health Public Service.

Daniela Rosi: Scenographer, Art Curator and Teacher of Painting Design at Atelier Direction. Cultural Mediation of Art at Accademia di belle Arti of Verona, Manager of her own Foundation “L'Osservatorio di Outsider Art”. Chairperson and Artistic Director of LAO (Outsider Artists Lab).

Caterina Vecchiato: Psychiatrist, past Chair of Mental Health Public Assistance in Savona, Art Therapy and Neuroscience expert.

Scientific Organisation: Giovanni Giusto and Maurizio Peciccia

Project Manager: Milena Meistro

more information ww.cssformazione.online/

3rd Symposium of HSIPS - Lost in translation

Poland Saturday, 30 March 2019 Warsaw

The Hanna Segal Institute for Psychoanalytic Studies - ISPS Institutional Member - invite you to their 3rd Symposium.

The Symposium will discuss, among other subjects, contemporary psychoanalytic perspective on gender issues as well as clinical situations where intensive contact between participants of the therapeutic process leads to loss and retrieval rediscovery of the meaning of the unconscious communication.

There will be simultaneous translation throughout the conference.

Chairman of the symposium: Hansjörg  Messner


Further information

XXIV ISPS Croatia School of psychotherapy of psychoses

Croatia Wednesday, 08 May 2019 - Saturday, 11 May 2019 Dubrovnik

"Training in supportive psychodynamic psychotherapy for psychosis: Focus on psychodynamic  formulation"

Information and registration: Dr. Marija Kušan Jukić, mkjukic45@gmail.com

48th Annual Conference of ISPS-Germany

Germany Thursday, 20 June 2019 - Saturday, 22 June 2019 ZfP Reichenau

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)

ISPS Rotterdam 2019 - The 21st International Congress of the ISPS

The Netherlands Wednesday, 28 August 2019 - Sunday, 01 September 2019 Rotterdam

CALL FOR PAPERS Abstract deadline extended until 31st March 2019

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

Conference Highlights

Keynote Speakers

Early bird fees available until 8th May 2019

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18th Annual ISPS-US conference

USA Friday, 01 November 2019 - Sunday, 03 November 2019 New Haven, Connecticut

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

Call for Papers opens soon.

Further information

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