Psychosis: Origins, Experience and Meaning

Talks from ISPS UK conference are now on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLxnwakHRXD6HI71Mkz-tkHqg7V1pljiE3           Conference review by Isobel Todd, journalist: “Let’s be clear, ” declared Professor John Read, near the start of this unique Brighton conference on the topic of psychosis; “whenever somebody uses the word schizophrenia, they’re talking nonsense”. Open to practitioners, people with […]

Extreme Experiences: Mental Illnesses or Dangerous Gifts?

Notes from ISPS UK event, June 2019 Sascha Altman Dubrul, the co- founder of the Icarus Project was doing a tour of the UK doing a series of talks so we invited him to Manchester to speak.  Sascha is a social worker and has worked  setting up peer support initiatives in New York and internationally. […]

ISPS Executive Committee Elections - vote by 17th July

ISPS Executive Committee Elections – vote by 17th July

      REMINDER ISPS Executive Committee Election (2019-2022) All ISPS members are encouraged to vote in this election.  The closing date is 17 July and votes must be received by midnight Central European Time.  The 8 nominees with the most vosts will be elected. All fee paying members of ISPS are eligible to vote.  […]

ISPS Australia and ISPS New Zealand events on the Power Threat Meaning Framework

ISPS Australia and ISPS New Zealand events on the Power Threat Meaning Framework

    There are a number of Power Threat Meaning events being organised in Australia and New Zealand, in partnership with ISPS New Zealand, Blueknot and ISPS Australia, in Auckland, Sidney, Brisbane and Melbourne, and Adelaide. The PTM Framework was previewed at the ISPS conference in Liverpool in 2017.

Book review of CBT for Psychosis: Process-Orientated Therapies and the Third Wave

Book Review of: CBT for Psychosis: Process-Orientated Therapies and the Third Wave (2019) Edited by Caroline Cupitt (Published for ISPS by Routledge) Third wave approaches to psychosis have been around for at least 10 years alongside burgeoning interest in the role childhood adversities and later trauma play in the emergence of psychosis.  Broadly-speaking, third wave cognitive […]

Reflections on the ISPS 2018 Annual Conference: Psychosis and Institutional Racism

Reflections on the ISPS 2018 Annual Conference: Psychosis and Institutional Racism

    Reflections on the ISPS 2018 Annual Conference: Psychosis and Institutional Racism by Cassie Addai Whether your relationship to psychosis is professional or personal, it is likely that the over-representation of people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnicity communities is something that you will have noticed. It may be something you have observed in […]

Alison Summers- an appreciation

Alison Summers and Alf Gillham stepped down from the ISPS UK Committee at the November AGM. We would like to thank both of them for their work, dedication and passion over the years. Whilst they have left the Committee, we very much hope they will stay on within the broader ISPS UK ‘family’. Here, Bill […]

Free resource on healing psychological trauma

Free resource on healing psychological trauma

A new, free-to-use guide to the healing of psychological trauma is available to download. It comprises information, approaches to healing and resources together with links to selected clinicians, organisations, projects and support groups. It is designed to make a useful contribution within the developing field of trauma-informed services to the training and support of staff across […]

Advanced Studies Seminar: ‘Surviving student life as a voice-hearer’

The Educational Voice-hearing Network’s next Advanced Studies Seminar will take place on Wednesday 28th November (10 am – 4 pm) at St Catherine’s College, Oxford University. The title of this seminar is ‘Surviving student life as a voice-hearer’. You can book your free place here.

Psychosis & Institutional Racism- ISPS UK Conference and AGM

Psychosis & Institutional Racism- ISPS UK Conference and AGM

Institutional racism is sometimes viewed as the elephant in the room in mental health and psychosis. We know that people from racialised minorities are more likely to be diagnosed with schizophrenia, more likely to be subject to the Mental Health Act, and more likely to be restrained or be under a Community Treatment Order. And […]