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Friday, 10 August 2012 16:05

Donate to ISPS

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ISPS is registered in the United States as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, and donations are tax deductible.

Your donation will help support the objectives of ISPS in advancing education, training and knowledge of mental health professionals in the treatment and prevention of psychotic mental disorders for the public benefit.

Thank you for your donation.

Friday, 03 August 2012 08:17

The Barbro Sandin Award

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The Barbro Sandin Award

The Barbro Sandin Award

 
In 2008 the Barbro Sandin Award was created by Dr. JoAnn Elizabeth Leavey, in honour of Barbro Sandin, who found ways in which to work with vulnerable persons with psychotic experiences that were in some cases deemed untreatable by mainstream psychiatry. The award is financed by the Barbro Sandin Foundation. The award honours a woman leader in psychological treatment every two years at the ISPS International Congress.
 
The recipient of the 2015 award, Dr Danielle Knafo, received a grant of 25,000 Swedish krona (approximately €2,700 or US$3,500) and a glass plaque stating the recipient's name, award title, date, and the Barbro Sandin/ISPS partnership. The award was presented at the 19th International Congress of ISPS in New York, 18-22nd March 2015 www.isps2015nyc.org
 
The Barbro Sandin Award has not been offered since 2015.
 
 
Nominations for the Barbro Sandin award
 
Nominations should be made by emailing a 250 word statement together with the nominee's CV to isps@isps.org. Please see the nomination criteria below.
 

Criteria to be nominated for the Barbro Sandin Award are as follows (the woman recipient needs to have accomplished one or more of the following): 

  1. Furthered the lives of women in the field of mental health through excellence in one of the following areas: teaching, mentoring, clinical work and/or research

  2. Provide excellence in any of the clinical fields - trauma, recovery, rescue and disaster work

  3. Provide new clinical pathways insights into the lives of child and adolescents, youth, adults or older adults suffering from psychosis

  4. Furthered the lives of fellow women colleagues in the field of mental health

  5. Provide any further insights into any individual or family therapies that promotes a women centered approach

  6. Pursued sex and gender clinical/research work

  7. Furthered the understanding of women and mental health in different cultural locations around the world

  8. Further a sense of humanness, existentialism - helping those suffering from mental illness a way to create meaning in their lives and provide hope for the future

  9. Pursued their research and patient care in spite of resistance, rejection or traditional thinking

 

Past winners:

Winner of the 2015 Barbro Sandin Award: Danielle Knafo, Director of the Serious and Persistent Mental Illness Concentration, Dept. of Clinical Psychology, Long Island University, United States

Winner of the 2013 Barbro Sandin Award: Amra Dautovic, Managing Director of My Time CIC (Mental Health Institute) in Birmingham, UK

Winner of the 2011 Barbro Sandin Award: Ann-Louise S. Silver, MD www.isps-us.org/isps-us_spotlight.html

Winner of the 2009 Barbro Sandin Award: Arnhild Lauveng, Norway

 

 

 

Friday, 03 August 2012 08:16

The David B. Feinsilver Award

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The David B. Feinsilver Award

The David B. Feinsilver Award: A scholarship to fund travel expenses to the ISPS Congress

David B. Feinsilver, M.D. was a long-time staff member at the Chestnut Lodge Hospital in Rockville, Maryland, U.S.A, where he chaired its Symposium Committee. A former president of ISPS, the chair of its 1994 meeting in Washington, and the founder of ISPS-US, he established a fund before he died after a long illness.  This fund grants a scholarship to fund travel expenses to each ISPS International congress, for the best research or clinical paper on the psychotherapeutic treatment of the severely disturbed.

Applications for the 2022 David B. Feinsilver Award are open!

If you are interested in applying for this grant you must indicate so during the ISPS Perugia 2022 abstract submission process. Applications will only be considered from people who cannot afford to attend the congress without financial support. The award will be given to the best research or clinical paper by a newcomer, who cannot otherwise afford to attend the congress.

Winner of the 2022 Award 

Jason Haitana from New Zealand

Jason will be giving the presentation "Te reo orooro: an indigenous maori perspective on hearing voices" at the 22nd International Congress of the ISPS in Perugia this summer.

 
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Past Winners

-Arpita Gupta, India (2019)

-Noel Hunter, USA (2017)

-Pankaj Suneja, India (2015)

-Renana Elran, Israel (2013)

-Debra Lampshire, New Zealand (2011)

-Ishita Sanyal, Kolkata, India (2009)

-Konstantia Zgantzouri, Crete, Greece (2006)

For futher information e-mail isps@isps.org


Contributions to the David Feinsilver fund may be sent to the Community Foundation for the National Capital Region: CFNCR - Feinsilver Fund: 1112 16th Street NW, Suite 340; Washington, DC 20036.

 

Wednesday, 01 August 2012 21:57

Best papers

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On the psychological treatment of psychosis

This list has been compiled by the executive committee of the ISPS. It represents a central list of papers that are relevant for professionals training in the psychological treatment of the psychoses (including the diagnosis "schizophrenia"). The list contains old and more recent articles. With the growing number of papers on psychological treatments of psychotic disorders it may be difficult to discover new papers, easy to forget good papers published earlier, and important to find out which papers may be most useful. The EC wants the list to be supplemented as time goes by, and we want members to suggest new articles, and to tell us which ones to remove. Please contact Professor Jan Olav Johannessen, jojo@sus.no with your suggestions.

 

Alanen, Y.O. Vulnerability to Schizophrenia and Psychotherapeutic Treatment of Schizophrenic Patients: Towards an Integrated View. Psychiatry, Vol. 60, Summer 1997

 

Arieti, S. Psychotherapy of Schizophrenia: New or Revised Procedures. American Journal of Psychotherapy, Vol. XXXIV, No. 4, October 1980

 

Benedetti, G. Basic features in the realtionship between therapist and patient. “Klinische Psychotherapie”, G. Bendetti, Huber, Bern, 1964

 

Bertram, K.P. and VandenBos, G. Psychotherapy of Schizophrenia: The Treatment of Choice. Jason Aronson, Inc 1981

 

Bollas, C. Expressive use of countertransference; notes to the patient from oneself. Contemporary psychoanalysis, Vol. 19, No 1 (1983)

 

Burnham, D.L. Separation anxiety. A A factor in the objectrelationship of patients with schizophrenia. Arch Gen Psychiatry 13:346-358, 1965

 

Ciompi, L. The concept of affect-logic: an integrated psycho-socio-biological approach to the understanding and treatment of schiziphrenia and related disorders. Psychiatry, Vol. 60, Summer 1997

 

Dillon, J (2009) The tale of an ordinary little girl. Psychosis, 2, 79-83.

 

A poignant and powerful account of a life that could have been destroyed by abuse and trauma but with great courage, self determination, self awareness and critical analysis of  the debilitating effects came to make peace with herself, her voices and ultimately prevail. Then with great generosity  proceed to devote her time and energy to assist others who are dealing with similar issues'. 

 

Falloon, I.R.H. Early intervention in first episode schizophrenia – a preliminary study. Psychiatry, Vol 55, February 1992

 

Fenton, W. and McGlashan, T. We can talk: Individual Psychotherapy for Schizophrenia . Am J Psychiatry 154:11, November 1997

 

Ferenczi, S. The confusion of tongues between adults and the child. In “ Final contributions to the problems and methods of psychanalysis” (1933). London, Karnac, 156-167

 

Fromm-Reichmann, F. The academic lecture – Psychotherapy of schizophrenia.  Am J Psychiatry 111: 410, 1954

 

Grace, A.A (2010). Ventral hippocampus, interneurons, and schizophrenia: A new understanding of the pathophysiology of schizophrenia and its implications for treatment and prevention. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 19, 232-237.

 

This fascinating article proposes that dysfunction in the dopamine system is related to hippocampal dysfunction, and describes clearly how the resultant atypical pattern of dopamine neuron firing could be related to the development of delusions. The model also allows for chronic stress to play a prominent role in the development of this dysfunctional pattern, but stops short of attributing abnormal development to childhood trauma. Nonetheless, the model would easily accommodate a role for childhood trauma.

 

Greenson, R. and Wexler, M. The non-transference relationship in the psychoanalytic situation. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice 1997, Vol. 28, No 5, 448-456

 

Hegelstad, W.T., Larsen T.K., Auestad, B., Evensen, J., Haahr, U., Joa, I., Johannesen, J.O., Langeveld, J., Melle, I., Opjordsmoen, S., Rossberg, J.I., Rund, B.R., Simonsen, E., Sundet, K., Vaglum, P., Friis, S., McGlashan, T. Long-Term Follow-Up of the TIPS Early Detection in Psychosis Study: Effects on 10-Year Outcome. Am J Psychiatry. 2012 Apr 1;169(4):374-80. PMID: 22407080

 

Hingely, S.M. Psychodynamic perspectives on psychosis and psychotherapy I: Theory. British Journal of Medical Psychology (1997), 70, 301-312

 

Hingely, S.M. Psychodynamic perspectives on psychosis and psychotherapy II: Practice. British Journal of Medical Psychology (1997), 70, 313-324

 

Hogarty, G.E., Kornblith S.J., Greenwald, D., DiBarry A.L., Cooley S., Ulrich RF, Carter M, Flesher S. Three-year trials of personal therapy among schizophrenic patients living with or independent of family, I: Description of study and effects on relapse rates. Am J Psychiatry 1997 Nov;154(11):1504-13

 

Joa, I., Johannessen, J.O., Auestad, B., Friis, S., McGlashan, T., Melle, I., Opjordsmoen,S., Simonsen, E., Vaglum, P., Larsen, T. K. The key to reducing duration of untreated First psychosis: information campaigns. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 2008. 34(3): p. 466-72.

 

Johannessen, J.O. (2007) An early detection and intervention system for untreated first episode psychosis : Reduction of duration of untreated psychosis (DUP), recruitment through early detection teams (DTs), and two-year course and outcome in first-episode psychosis patients (FEP). University of Oslo, Doctoral thesis. DUO.

 

 

Johannessen JOLarsen TKJoa I, Melle IFriis SOpjordsmoen SRund BRSimonsen EVaglum PMcGlashan TH. Pathways to care for first-episode psychosis in an early detection healthcare sector: part of the Scandinavian TIPS study. Br J Psychiatry Suppl. 2005 Aug;48:s.24-8.

 

 

Johannessen, JO; McGlashan, TH., Larsen, TK; Horneland, M; Joa, I; Kvebækk, R; Friis, S; Melle, I; Opjordsmoen, S; Simonsen, E; Haahr, U; Vaglum, P. Early Detection Strategies For Untreated First Psychosis. Schizophrenia Research 51 (2001) 39-46

 

Kurzban R, Leary MR. Evolutionary origins of stigmatization: The functions of social exclusion. Psychological Bulletin, 2001, Vol 127, no 2, 187-208.

 

Lampshire, D. (2009). Lies and lessons: Ramblings of an alleged mad woman. Psychosis, 1(2), 178-184. doi:10.1080/17522430802609992

 

A personal account of what was learned from multiple episodes of psychosis and how those experiences shaped and influenced that person’s thinking and established a world view that would continue to serve and direct her throughout her life. Examining how those views when challenged create uncertainty and  turmoil unless done safely. The acknowledgment that when a person’s core beliefs are undermined and people feel compelled  to adopt the views of health professionals, there is no or little possibility of a therapeutic relationship ensuing, rather it could be interpreted as having to deny their own personal principles  as the only way they will be permitted to  exist.

 

Larsen, TK and Opjordsmoen, S. Early identification and treatment of schizophrenia; conceptual and ethical consideratons. Psychiatry, 1996; 59: 37-380

 

Leff, J., Williams, G., Huckvale, M., Arbuthnot, M. and Leff, A.P. Avatar therapy for persecutory auditory hallucinations: What is it and how does it work? Psychosis, 2013, DOI: 10.1080/17522439.2013.773457

 

From the abstract:  ”[Avatar Therapy is] a novel therapy based on a computer program, which enables the patient to create an avatar of the entity, human or non-human, which they believe is persecuting them. … The therapy was evaluated in a randomised controlled trial with a partial crossover design. … There was a significant reduction in the frequency and intensity of the voices and in their omnipotence and malevolence. Several individuals had a dramatic response, their voices ceasing completely after a few sessions of the therapy. …”

 

Martindale B, Smith J. Psychosis: Psychodynamic work with families. Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, vol 25, no 1, March 2011, 75-91.

 

Martindale B, Summers A. The psychodynamics of Psychosis. Advances in psychiatric treatment (2013), vol 19, 124-131.

 

McGlashan, T. Long-term psychotherapy with schizophrenia. American Psychiatric Association, 1988. Paper read at Schizophrenia Days, Stavanger, Norway, 1989

 

Perona-Garcelán, S. et al. (2012). Dissociative experiences as mediators between childhood trauma and auditory hallucinations. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 25(3), 323-329.

 

Salvador Perona-Garcelán and his Spanish colleagues have been conducting very careful research for years on the relationship between trauma, dissociation and auditory hallucinations. In this study, they demonstrate a relationship between childhood trauma and both delusions and hallucinations in a psychotic sample. Further, they find that the relationship to auditory hallucinations is fully mediated by dissociation, but that the childhood trauma-hallucinations relationship is not. As an added bonus, this careful study on psychotic symptoms is published in the most prestigious psychological trauma journal, emphasizing the increasing recognition in the trauma field of the importance of psychotic symptoms.

 

Read, J. Child Abuse and Psychosis: A Literature Review and Implications for Professional Practice. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice 1997, Vol. 28, No 5, 448-456

 

Sparrowhawk, I. Recovering from psychosis: Personal learning, strategies and experiences. Psychosis, Vol 1, no 1; Febr 2009, 73-81.

 

Szalita-Pemow, A.B. The “intuitive process” and its relation to work with schizophrenics. Journ. of American Psychoanal. Ass. 1955, vol 3, no 1

 

Tähkä, V. Psychotherapy as phase-specific interaction: Towards a general psychoanalytic theory of psychotherapy. Scand. Psychoanal. Rev. (1979) 2, 113.

 
 
 
Wednesday, 01 August 2012 21:54

Recommended Books

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This bibliography was compiled by Brian Koehler, PhD. Brian is the contact person for the New York City branch of ISPS-US and is a member of the ISPS Executive board (2006-2015). E-mail: brian_koehler@psychoanalysis.net

Alanen, Y. O. (1997). Schizophrenia: Its Origins and Need-Adapted Treatment. London: Karnac Books.

Alvarez, A. & Reid, S. (Eds.) (1999). Autism and Personality: Findings from the Tavistock Autism Workshop. London: Routledge.

Amador, X. F. & David, A. S. (Eds.) (1998). Insight and Psychosis. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.

Appel, J. W. (2000).  Who’s in Charge? Autonomy & Mental Disorder.Danbury, CT: Rutledge Books, Inc.

Arieti, S. (1974). Interpretation of schizophrenia (2cd ed.). New York: Basic Books.

Arieti, S. (On Schizophrenia, Phobias, Depression, Psychotherapy and the Farther Schores of Psychiatry. NY: Brunner/Mazel.

Aulangier, P. (2001). The Violence of Interpretation: From Pictogram to Statement. Philadelphia: Taylor & Francis Inc.

Benedetti, G. (1987).  Psychotherapy of schizophrenia. New York: New York University Press.

Benedetti, G. & Furlan, P.M. (Eds.). (1993). The psychotherapy of schizophrenia. Seattle: Hogrefe & Huber.

Bergmasn, A. (1999). Ours, Yours, Mine: Mutuality and the Emergence of the Separate self. Northvale, NJ: Jason Aronson Inc.

Berke, J. et al 1998). Even Paranoids have Enemies: New Perspectives on Paranoia and Persecution. NY: Routledge.

Bion, W. R. (1993). Second Thoughts: Selected Papers on Psycho-Analysis. Northvale, NJ: Jason Aronson Inc.

Bolton, D. & Hill, J. (1996). Mind, Meaning, and Mental Disorder: The Nature of Causal Explanation in Psychology and Psychiatry. NY: Oxford University Press.

Bremner, J. (2002). Does Stress Damage the Brain? Understanding Trauma-related Disorders from a Mind-Body Perspective. NY: W. W. Norton & Company.

Buckley, P. (1988). Essential Papers on Psychosis. NY: New York University Press.

Bullard, D. M. (Ed.) (1959). Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy: Selected Papers of Freida Fromm-reichmann. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press.

Burston, D. (1996). The Wing of Madness: The Life and Work of R. D. Laing. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

Burton, A.(Ed.) (1961).Psychotherapy of the Psychoses. NY: Basic Books.

Castle, D., Copolov, D. & Wykes, T. (Eds.) (2003). Pharmacological and Psychosocial Treatments in Schizophrenia. London: Martin Dunitz.

Chadwick, P., Birchwood, M. & Trower, P. (1996). Cognitive Therapy for Delusions, Voices and Paranoia. NY: John Wiley & Sons.

Ciompi, L. (1988). The psyche and schizophrenia: The bond between affect and logic. Cambridge: Harvard University Press.

De Groef, J. & Heinemann (Eds.) (1999). Psychoanalysis and Mental Handicap. London: Free Association Books.

De Masi, F. (Ed.) (2001). Herbert Rosenfeld at Work: The Italian Seminars. London: Karnac.

De Waelhens, A. & Ver Eecke, W. (2001). Phenomenology and Lacan on Schizophrenia, After the Decade of the Brain.

Belgium: Leuven University Press.

Eigen, M. (1993). The Psychotic Core. Northvale, NJ: Jason Aronson Inc.

Eigen, M. 2002). Rage. Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press.

Ellwood, J. (Ed.) (1995). Psychosis: Understanding and Treatment. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

Federn, P. (1953). Ego Psychology and the Psychoses. London: Maresfield Reprints.

Feinsilver, D.B. (Ed.). (1986). Towards a comprehensive model for schizophrenic disorders: Psychoanalytic essays in memory of Ping-Nie Pao, M.D. Hillsdale: The Analytic Press.

Fowler, D., Garety, P. & Kuipers, E. (1995). Cognitive Behaviour Threrapy for Psychosis: Theory and Practice. NY: John Wiley & Sons.

Freeman, T. (1988). The Psychoanalyst in Psychiatry. London: Karnac Books.

Fromm, M. G. & Smith, B. (Eds.) (1989). The Facilitating Environment: Clinical Applications of Winnicott’s Theory, pp. 489-515. Madison, Ct: International Universities Press.

Frosch, J. (1983). The Psychotic Process. NY: International Universities Press, Inc.

Garfield, D.A.S. (1995). Unbearable Affect: A Guide to the Psychotherapy of Psychosis. NY: John Wiley & Sons.

Glass, J. M. (1985). Delusion: Internal Dimensions of Political Life. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press.

Glass, J. M. (1989). Private Terror/Public Life: Psychosis and the Politics of Community. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University

Press.

Glass, J. M. (1995). Psychosis and Power: Threats to Democracy in the Self and the Group. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press.

Green M. F. (2001). Schizophrenia Revealed: From Neurons to Social Interactions.London: W. W. Norton.

Gunderson, J. G. & Mosher, L. R. (1994). Issues and Controversies in the Psychotherapy of Schizophrenia.Northvale, NJ:

Jason Aronson Inc.

Haddock, G. &  Slade, P. (Eds.) (1996). Cognitive-Behavioral Interventions with Psychotic Disorders.NY: Routledge.

Häfner, H. (Ed.) (2002). Risk and Protective Factors in Schizophrenia: Towards a Conceptual Model of the Disease Process. Germany: Springer.

Hansen, J. B. (1993). Crossing the Borders: Psychotherapy of Schizophrenia. Sweden: Dualis.

Harrop, C. & Trower, P. (2003). Why does Schizophrenia Develop at Late Adolescence?: A Cognitive-Developmental Approach to Psychosis.UK: Wiley.

Healy, D. (2002). The Creation of Psychopharmacology.Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

Heinrichs, R. W. (2001). In Search of Madness: Schizophrenia and Neuroscience. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.

Hogarty, G. E. (2002). Personal Therapy for Schizophrenia and Related Disorders: A Guide to Individualized Treatment. NY: The Guilford Press.

Honig, A. M. (2001). Hard Boiled Eggs and Other Psychiatric Tales: The Rebirth of the Psychotherapy of Severe Mental Illness. North Street Publishers.

Hornstein, G. A. (2000). To Redeem One Person is to Redeem the World: The Life of Frieda Fromm-Reichmann. NY: The Free Press.

Horowitz, L. M. (2004). Interpersonal Foundations of Psychopathology. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Hundert, E. (1989). Philosophy, Psychiatry and Neuroscience: Three Approaches to the Mind-A Synthetic Analysis of the

Varieties of Human Experience. Oxford: Clarendon Press.

Hyatt-Williams, A. (1998). Cruelty, Violence, and Murder. Northvale, NJ: Jason Aronson.

Hyman, S.E., & Nestler, E. J. (1993). The molecular foundations of psychiatry. Washington, D.C. American Psychiatric Press.

Jacobson, E. (1967). Psychotic Conflict and Reality. NY: International Universities Press, Inc.

Jackson, M. (2001). Weathering the Storms: Psychotherapy for Psychosis. NY: Karnac.

Jackson, M. & Williams, P. (Eds.). (1994). Unimaginable Storms: A Search for Meaning in Psychosis. London: Karnac Books.

Jacobson, E. (1967). Psychotic Conflict and Reality. NY: International  Universities Press, Inc.

Jamison, K. R. (1995). An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness. NY: Vintage Books.

Kahr, B. (Ed.) (2001). Forensic Psychotherapy and Psychopathology. London: Karnac Books.

Kapur, S. & Lecrubier, Y. (Eds.) (2003). Dopamine in the Pathophysiology and Treatment of Schizophrenia. : New Findings. Martin Dunitz.

Karon, B.P., & Vandenbos, G.R. (1981). Psychotherapy of Schizophrenia: The Treatment of      Choice. Northvale, NJ: Jason Aronson, Inc.

Keshavan, M. S. & Murray, R. M. (Eds.) (1997). Neurodevelopment & Adult Psychopathology. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

Kingdom, D. & Turkington, D. (1994). Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy of Schizophrenia. NY: The Guilford Press.

Kircher, T. & David, A. (2003) (Eds.).The Self in Neuroscience and Psychiatry. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

Levy, A. et al (Eds.) (1998). New Frontiers in Stress Research: Modulation of Brain Function. Australia: Harwood Academic Publishers.

Little, M. I. (1990). Psychotic Anxieties and Containment: A Personal Record of an Analysis with WinnicottNorthvale, NJ: Jason Aronson Inc.

Lotterman, A. (1996). The psychological therapy of schizophrenic patients. In Specific Techniques for the Psychotherapy of Schizophrenic Patients, pp. 69-114. Madison, CT: International Universities Press.

Mace, C. & Margison (Eds.) (1997). Psychotherapy of Psychosis. UK: Gaskell.

Maj, M. et al (Eds.) (2002). Psychiatric Diagnosis and Classification. West Sussex, UK: John Wiley & Sons

Marcus, E. R. (1992). Psychosis and Near Psychosis: Ego Function, Symbol Structure, Treatment. NY: Springer-Verlag..

Martindale, B. et al (Eds.) (2000). Psychosis: Psychological Approaches and their Effectiveness-Putting Psychotherapies at the Centre of Treatment. UK: Gaskell for ISPS.

McKenzie, C. D. & Wright, L. S. (1996). Delayed Posttraumatic Stress Disorders from Infancy: The Two Trauma

Mechanism. London: Harwood Academic Publishers.

Mitrani, T. & Mitrani, J. L. (Eds.) (1997). Encounters with Autistic States: A Memorial Tribute to Frances Tustin. Northvale, NJ: Jason Aronson Inc.

Montgomery, J. D. & Grief, A. C. (Eds.) (1989). Masochism: The Treatment of Self-Inflicted Suffering. Madison, CT:

International Universities Press, Inc.

Morrison, A. (Ed.) (2002). A Casebook of Cognitive Therapy for Psychosis. NY: Brunner-Routledge.

Nelson, C. A. (Ed.) (2000). The Effects of Early Adversity on Neurobehavioral Development: The Minnesota Symposia on Child Psychology-Volume 31. London: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Publishers.

Nestler, E. J., Hyman, S. E. & Malenka, R. C. (2001). Molecular Neuropharmacology: A Foundation for Clinical Neuroscience. NY: The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

Oldham, J. & Bone, S. (Eds.) (1994). Paranoia: New Psychoanalytic Perspectives. Madison, CT: International Universities Press, Inc.

Pally, R. (2000). The Mind-Brain Relationship.London: Karnac.

Pao, P.-N. (1979). Schizophrenic Disorders. New York: International Universities Press.

Perris, C. & McGorry, P. D. (1998). Cognitive Psychotherapy of Psychotic and Personality Disorders: Handbook of Theory and Practice. NY: John Wiley & Sons.

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Prouty, G. (1994) Theoretical Evolutions in Person-Centered / Experiential Therapy: Applications to Schizophrenic Psychoses. Westport,CT., Praeger.

Prouty, G. Van Werde, D. Portner, M., (2002)  Pre-Therapy: Reaching Contact Impaired Clients. Ross-on-Wye (England)  PCCS Books.

Rachman, S. (2003). The Treatment of Obsessions. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.

Resnik, S. (1990). Mental Space. London: Karnac.

Resnik, S. (2001). The Delusional Person: Bodily Feelings in Psychosis. NY: Karnac.

Rey, H. (1994). Universals of Psychoanalysis in the Treatment of Borderline and Psychotic States: Space-Time and Language Factors. London: Free Association Books.

Robbins, M. (1993). Experiences of Schizophrenia: An Integration of the Personal, Scientific and Therapeutic. NY: The Guilford Press.

Rose, S. (1998) (Ed.). From Brains to Consciousness? Essays on the New Sciences of the Mind. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.

Rosenfeld, D. (1992). The Psychotic: Aspects of the Personality. NY: Karnac Books.

Rosenfeld, H. (1987).Impasse and Interpretation: Therapeutic and Anti-Therapeutic Factors in the Psychoanalytic Treatment of Psychotic, Borderline, and Neurotic Patient. London: Tavistock Publications.

Rustin, M. et al (Eds.) (1997). Psychotic States in Children. NY: Routledge.

Sabo, A. N. & Havens, L. (Eds.) (2000). The Real World Guide to Psychotherapy Practice. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

Sacksteder J., Schwartz, D.P., & Akabane, Y. (Eds.). (1987). Attachment and the therapeutic process: Essays in honor of Otto Allen Will, Jr., M.D.  Madison: International Universities Press.

Schachter, M. (Ed.) (1993). Psychotherapy and Medication: A Dynamic Integration. Northvale, NJ: Jason Aronson.

Scheflen, A. E. (1981). Levels of Schizophrenia. NY: Brunner/Mazel.

Schermer, V. L. & Pines, M. (1999). Group Psychotherapy of the Psychoses: Concepts, Interventions and Contexts. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

Schilder, P. (1976). On Psychoses. NY:  International Universities Press,
Inc.

Schwartz, J. & Begley, S. (2002). The Mind and the Brain: Neuroplasticity and the Power of Mental Force. NY: HarperCollins.

Schulz, C. G. & Kilgalen, R. K. (1969).Case Studies in Schizophrenia. NY: Basic Books.

Searles, H.F. (1965). Collected papers on schizophrenia and related subjects New York: International Universities Press.

Searles, H.F. (1979). Countertransference and related subjects: Selected papers. New York: International Universities Press.

Sechehaye, M. A. (1951). Symbolic Realization: A New Method of Psychotherapy Applied to a Case of Schizophrenia. NY: International Universities Press, Inc.

Sechehaye, M. A. (1956). A New Psychotherapy in Schizophrenia: Relief of Frustrations by Symbolic Realization. NY: Grune & Stratton

Shapiro, D. (2000). Dynamics of Character: Self-Regulation of Psychopathology. NY: Basic Books.

Siegel, D. (1999). The Developing Mind: Toward a Neurobiology of Interpersonal Experience. NY: The Guilford Press.

Siegel, G. J. et al (Eds.) (1999). Basic Neurochemistry: Molecular, Cellular and Medical Aspects-Sixth Edition. NY: Lippincott-Raven.

Siirala, M. 1983). From Transfer to Transference: Seven essays on the Human predicament. Helsinki University Press.

Silver, A.-L. (Ed.). (1989). Psychoanalysis and psychosis. Madison: International Universities Press.

Silver, A-L. & Cantor, M. (1990). Psychoanalysis and Severe Mental Illness. NY: The Guilford Press.

Sims, A. (2003). Symptoms in the Mind: An Introduction to Descriptive Psychopathology-Third Edition. UK: Saunders.

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Wednesday, 18 July 2012 14:03

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Psychosis: Psychological, Social and Integrative Approaches

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Publishing since: 2009

Publication frequency: 4 issues per year

The 2018 Impact Factor for Psychosis: Psychological, Social and Integrative Approaches, is 1.213. It has steadily increased since 2016 (Copyright © 2019 Clarivate Analytics) and the journal is now ranked as follows in Clarivate Analytics’ subject categories:

Psychology, Clinical = 90/129

Psychiatry = 106/142

 
Psychosis is currently abstracted and indexed in:
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The ISPS Journal Psychosis accepts personal and institutional subscriptions. All Individual Members of ISPS International and local ISPS group members receive the journal as a membership benefit.

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ISPS members can also access to all issues of Psychosis (current and past issues). To obtain this membership benefit e-mail ISPS

Is your University, hospital or other employer subscribing to the journal? This is important not only to get our message across but because ISPS receives a share of the income from these subscriptions.

 

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Objectives of ISPS

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The History of ISPS

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The early years

The birth of ISPS - Central Europe, 1950s

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Two young Swiss Psychiatrists, Christian Müller and Gaetano Benedetti, dissatisfied with the treatment of schizophrenia at the time, decided to gather together colleagues interested in the psychoanalytic treatment of schizophrenia. For the first 40 years of its existence the ISPS focused on organising Symposia every 3 years for clinicians to exchange ideas about their work. During these early years the ISPS acronym stood for the International Symposium for the Psychotherapy of Schizophrenia.

1956 - The first International Symposium for the Psychotherapy of Schizophrenia was held in Cery (Lausanne), Switzerland.

The following ISPS Symposia were held in Brestenberg (near Zurich) in 1959 and 1964.

 

1970’s – ISPS comes to Scandinavia

4th ISPS Symposium held in Turku, Finland in 1971

5th ISPS Symposium held in Oslo, Norway in 1975

6th ISPS Symposium held in Lausanne, Switzerland, 1978

7th ISPS Symposium held in Heidelberg, 1981

8th ISPS Symposium, held outside of Europe for the first time, in New Haven, USA, 1984

9th ISPS Symposium held in Turin, Italy, 1988

10th ISPS Symposium held in Stockholm, Sweden, 1991

11th ISPS Symposium held in Washington DC, 1994

 

Newsletter launch – First ISPS Constitution

1994, The ISPS Newsletter was launched, Endre Ugelstad was its first Editor. The first issues were printed in Norway, in black and white. Later the newsletter developed into full colour printed issues with 16 pages. With the development of the ISPS website and email discussion groups the need for a printed newsletter diminished and thus the ISPS Newsletter is now distributed in electronic format every 3 months.

12th ISPS Symposium held in London, 1997. A Constitution was agreed and the new society was inaugurated during the conference. Johan Cullberg was the first Chairperson.

 

Years of development

ISPS rapidly developed its infrastructure, including registration of the society in Norway as a non-profit organisation, the establishment of the first Secretariat and Treasurer, and Torleif Ruud (member of the ISPS Executive Committee 1990-2006) started working on the first ISPS website in 2000.

13th ISPS Symposium held in Stavanger, Norway, 2000.

14th ISPS Symposium, held in the Southern Hemisphere for the first time, in Melbourne, Australia, 2003.

ISPS launched its first website.

Local ISPS networks now in 19 countries, across 5 continents.

ISPS Book series launched in 2003, Edited by Brian Martindale. There are currently 13 books in the ISPS/Routledge series with 3 more in publication.

The first ISPS International email discussion group was started in December 2003, moderated by Chris Burford.

15th ISPS Symposium held in Madrid, Spain, 2006.

March 2009, ISPS launched its journal Psychosis: Psychological, Social and Integrative Approaches’ edited by John Read.

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16th ISPS Symposium held in Copenhagen, Denmark, 2009.

ISPS moved from triennial to biennial international congresses.

17th ISPS Symposium held in Dubrovnik, Croatia, 2011.

March 2012, ISPS members voted to remove the word Schizophrenia from the name of our organisation. The new name is the International Society for Psychological and Social Approaches to Psychosis.

18th ISPS Syposium held in Warsaw, Poland, 2013.

Alison Summers and Nigel Bunker take over as Editors of the ISPS Book Series. The series now contains 17 books.

2013, a sad year for ISPS with the death of both of our founders Christian Müller and Gaetano Benedetti.

2014, ISPS Journal Psychosis moves from 3 to 4 issues per annum.

2014 ISPS adopts The ISPS Charter of Good Practice in Psychological Therapies for People Experiencing Psychosis

 

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The 19th ISPS Congress was held in New York City, 18th-22nd March 2015

 

www.isps2015nyc.org 

 

The History of the ISPS book ‘Fifty Years of Humanistic Treatment of Psychoses’ by Alanen, Y., Silver, A. and Gonzalez de Chavez, M. (2006) can be downloaded for free here

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ISPS Liverpool 2017
The 20th International Congress of ISPS took place in Liverpool, United Kingdom. 
Wednesday 30th August – Saturday 2nd September, 2017. 
Twitter hashtag: #isps2017uk

July 2018Alison Summers steps down as co-editor of the ISPS Book Series, Anna Lavis continues and is joined by Andrew Shepherd. The series now contains 20 books with another 10 in preparation.

 

July 2019, the first female Chair of ISPS is elected, Ludi Van Bouwel

 

ISPS Rotterdam 2019

The 21st International Congress of the ISPS took pace in Rotterdam, the Netherlands
Stranger in the City: On the circular relationship between alienation and psychosis and the healing power of human reconnection.
Weds 28 August – Sunday 1 september 2019
www.ispsconference.nl #ispscon2019

2020 The COVID-19 pandemic disrupts plans for the ISPS Perugia 2021 congress, but instead a Virtual Conference is held for the first time in the history of ISPS, and ISPS starts organising free webinars and uploading the recordings on YouTube. View the recordings here

ISPS Perugia 2022

The 22nd International Congress of the ISPS took pace in Perugia, Italy
Co-constructing Healing Spaces
Weds 31st August – Sunday 4th September 2022 

https://isps2021.it/ #ispsperugia

Shortly after the conference Julie Kipp was elected Chair of ISPS.

The future...?

The 23rd International Congress of ISPS will take place in Armenia in 2024. More news coming soon!

 

Sunday, 15 July 2012 19:13

ISPS Constitution

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ISPS Constitution with changes adopted at the FGM in September 2022

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THE INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY FOR PSYCHOLOGICAL AND SOCIAL APPROACHES TO PSYCHOSIS

 

ARTICLE 1

TITLE
The name of the organisation shall be THE INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY FOR PSYCHOLOGICAL AND SOCIAL APPROACHES TO PSYCHOSIS hereafter referred to as "The Society".

*ARTICLE 2

LEGAL STATUS
The Society will be an international society governed by the law of the country in which the official ISPS accounts are held.

*ARTICLE 3

OFFICIAL LANGUAGE
The official language of the constitution and of the society is English.

ARTICLE 4

The formal address for all communications shall be that of the appointed Secretariat of ISPS of that time.

ARTICLE 5

OBJECTIVES OF THE NETWORK

5.1a - to promote the appropriate use of psychotherapy and psychological treatments for persons with schizophrenias and other psychoses.

5.1b - to promote the integration of psychological treatments in treatment plans and comprehensive treatment of all persons with schizophrenias and other psychoses.

5.1c - to promote the appropriate use of psychological understanding and psychotherapeutic approaches in all phases of the disorders including both early in the onset and in longer lasting disorders.

5.1d - to promote research into individual, group and family psychological therapies, preventative measures and other psychosocial programmes for those with psychotic disorders.

5.1e - to support psychotherapeutic treatments that include individual, family, group, and network approaches.

5.1f - to advance education, training and knowledge of mental health professionals in the psychological therapies and psychosocial interventions in the treatment and prevention of psychotic mental health disorders for the public benefit regardless of race, religion, gender or socio-economic status.

In pursuance of the above objectives the Society shall have the following powers:

5.2a - to promote an International Executive Committee structure for the Society to support continental, regional and national networks of professionals that will aim to fulfill the objectives in 5.1.

5.2b - to enhance awareness about the psychological therapies and psychosocial interventions amongst professionals and to make available to the general public knowledge of such therapies and interventions and where so, to bring to the public's attention the scarce availability of such therapies and interventions.

5.2c - to facilitate communication by means of publications, newsletters, journals, scientific conferences and other meetings.

5.2d - to create a central institution for the collection, provision, maintenance and spread of information and knowledge of the psychological therapies and psychosocial interventions relevant to psychotic disorders.

5.2e - to establish, carry on, promote, organise, finance and encourage the study, writing, production, publication and distribution of books, periodicals, monographs, pamphlets, articles and other literature and to arrange meetings and lectures and to arrange for the reading of papers and holding of seminars or discussions and to circulate any periodicals and literature that may be deemed advisable by the Executive Committee and to provide library facilities.

5.2f - to purchase, take on, lease or hire or otherwise acquire real or personal property and rights or privileges and to construct, maintain and alter buildings.

5.2g - subject to such consents as may be required by law, to sell, let, mortgage, dispose of or turn to account all or any of the property or assets of the Society.

5.2h - to undertake and execute any charitable trusts which may lawfully be undertaken by the Society.

5.2i - to borrow or raise money on such terms and on such security as may be thought fit provided that the Executive Committee shall not undertake permanent trading activities in raising fundsfor the said objects.

5.2j - to establish and support or aid in the establishment and support of any associations or institutions in accordance with the aims in ARTICLE 5.1 and to subscribe or guarantee money for charitable purposes.

5.2k - to join or affiliate or cooperate with and subscribe to any association, society or corporation and to purchase or otherwise acquire and undertake all or any part of the property, assets, liabilities and engagements of any such association, society or corporation.

5.2l - to do all such other things as shall further the said objects or any of them, but not to do anything which will breach the national law of a member state.

*ARTICLE 6

MEMBERSHIP
Membership shall be open to all individuals, groups and organisations of mental health professionals, administrators and legislators, including interested lay persons, users of mental health services and family members upon payment of the subscription fee. The executive committee has the absolute power to exclude from membership persons that it considers would not benefit the organisation and its objectives.  Membership is not indicative of, and must not be used to indicate any form of professional competence or expertise.

Members may organise themselves into ISPS membership groups providing they agree to the ISPS constitution and the group pays the membership fees determined by the executive.

*ARTICLE 7

THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF THE SOCIETY
7.1 - The affairs of the Society shall be managed by an International Executive Committee.

7.2 - The Executive Committee will be composed of up to eight members who will each be elected by ballot every three years.

7.3 - THE CHAIRPERSON shall be elected from amongst the Executive Committee members and by the Executive Committee members at its first meeting following the last election for members. Other Executive members will be appointed by the Executive Committee itself to the positions needed for its functioning. These shall include a treasurer and a secretary and minutes shall be taken of all meetings and decisions made.

7.4 - Members of the Executive Committee may resign by giving notice in writing to the secretary.

7.5 - The proceedings of the Executive Committee shall not be invalidated by any failure to appoint or by any defect in the appointment of any member.

7.6 - The Executive Committee shall be convened at least annually by the chairperson. An official convening may take the form of meetings that are face to face, by telephone or video link and that involve a quorum of members. A quorum shall be at least four elected members. Additional meetings must be called by the chairperson if at least four Executive Committee Members sign a letter expressing a request to meet.

7.7 - The Executive Committee may from time to time appoint such sub-committees as may be deemed necessary, and may determine their terms of reference, powers, duration and composition, provided that all acts and proceedings of any such sub-committee shall be fully and promptly reported to the Executive Committee.

7.8 - The Executive Committee shall have the power to appoint and dismiss a paid secretary and such other employees of the Society, not being members of the Executive Committee as it may from time to time determine, or to arrange with any other organisation for the provision of secretarial and administrative services.

7.9 - The Executive Committee shall have the final authority to determine membership of the Society.

7.10 - The majority of members shall determine the frequency of meetings and the time of the next meeting.  Decisions about any issue including the modality of communicating and the method of voting shall be decided by simple majority.  In the event of tie vote the Chairperson will cast an extra vote.

7.11 - The Executive Committee has the power to make 'Honourary Life Member Awards' for up to a total of twelve living persons who have made outstanding professional contributions to activities that correspond to the Objectives of the Society.

ARTICLE 8

FORMAL GENERAL MEETINGS
The Executive Committee must call Formal General Meetings of the network which must take place at least every three calendar years.

*8.2 - At the Formal General Meeting the business shall include reporting the results of elections to the Executive Committee and consideration of a general report of the Executive Committee and the accounts.

Other items for the agenda shall be submitted to the Secretary three months before the General Meeting

8.3 - At least 6 months prior to elections, the Executive Committee shall appoint from amongst its members a nominating committee of at least three persons. In forming this committee the Executive Committee shall be mindful of the need for both geographical representation and experience of the International Society.

8.4 - Notification of elections shall be given to all members, at least three calendar months before the election. The closing date for receipt of nominations shall be two calendar months before the date of election.

8.5 - All nominations must be proposed and seconded by subscribing Society members and may be accompanied by a supporting statement.

8.6 - The list  of nominees and information as to the form in which voting will take place must be sent to subscribing members at least one clear calendar month before the closing date of elections

8.7 - Though it is permissible for there to be more than two nominations from members resident in the same country, no more than two members whose usual residence is in the same country in the year of election may be elected to the Executive Committee. With this exception the (up to) eight nominees with the greatest number of votes shall be elected to the Executive Committee. In the event of a tie for the final places, the other members of the New Executive Committee will vote between those tied persons for the final place(s). In the event of less than eight nominations, the EC shall co-opt additional members to the committee as long as there are no more than two persons from any one country on the overall committee.

ARTICLE 9

FINANCES
9.1 - The Executive Committee shall have power to obtain, collect and receive money and funds by way of contributions, donations, subscriptions, deeds of covenant, legacies, grants or any other lawful method, and to accept and receive gifts of property of any description.

9.2 - The Executive Committee shall determine the level of subscriptions and the METHODS OF PAYMENTS and require payment of fees within such time as the Executive Committee shall determine but not less than one month from the demand. No person shall be entitled to vote if that person has not paid his dues within a period of SIX months following demand. The Executive Committee shall also have the power to expel a person or organisation for non-payment of fees.

9.3 - The income and property of the Society, whencesoever derived, shall be applied solely towards the object of the Society as set forth in ARTICLE 5 and no portion thereof shall be paid or transferred directly or indirectly by way of dividend, bonus or otherwise howsoever by way of profit to any member of the Executive Committee: provided that nothing herein shall prevent the payment in good faith of reasonable and proper remuneration to any servant of the Executive Committee not being a member of the committee, or the repayment to members of the Executive Committee or any sub-committee appointed under ARTICLE 9.10 hereof of reasonable and proper out of pocket expenses.

9.4 - The financial year shall run from 1st January to the 31st December.

9.5 - A Treasurer shall be appointed at the discretion of the Executive Committee from among the members of the EC by majority vote.  The outgoing treasurer shall act as advisor to the new treasurer for the first 6 months of his/her tenure. The functions and duties of the Treasurer shall be defined by the Executive Committee. The funds of the Society including dues, proceeds from meetings, subscriptions, royalties from ISPS publications and expense payments to editors, donations and bequests, shall be paid into an account or accounts administered by the Treasurer.  Duties of the treasurer shall include but not be limited to making an annual budget for the Society and making regular financial reports to the Executive Committee.

ARTICLE 10

DISSOLUTION
The Society may be dissolved by a Resolution passed by a two-thirds majority of those present and voting at a Special General Meeting convened for the purpose of which at least 21 days’ notice shall have been given to the members.

Such resolution may give instructions for the disposal of any assets held by or in the name of the Society, provided that if any property remains after the satisfaction of all debts and liabilities, such property shall not be paid or distributed among the members of the Society.  Such assets or property but shall be given or transferred to such other charitable institution or institutions having objects similar to some or all of the objects of the Society as the Society may determine. If and in so far as effect cannot be given to this provision then to some other charitable purpose.

* ARTICLE 11

Alteration to this Constitution shall receive the assent of two-thirds of the members voting in a ballot formally organised by the Executive. A resolution for the alteration of the constitution must be received in writing by the Secretary of the Society at least four  months before the closing date of the ballot. At least two calendar months clear notice of such a ballot must  be given by the Secretary to the membership and must include notice of the alteration proposed.

Sunday, 15 July 2012 19:08

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