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Art Psychotherapy online in the time of COVID 19.

Kirsty Toal, Art Psychotherapist Online therapy is a much discussed and documented subject at the moment, as therapists of all disciplines have been forced to reframe their practice and adjust to working away from their clients. There is extensive advice and opinion being shared about confidentiality, safe working and how to make the best of […]

Psychosis & social distancing: opportunities and challenges of support online

ISPS UK webinar. 4 June 2020 18.30-20.00. In these times when face to face meetings are not possible and mental health services are moving online, what is it like for those living with psychosis? Our speakers look at the different aspects of this new way of life. There will be a time for questions to […]

A Paranoid World?

Clinical Psychologist Richard Bentall talks about the difference between extreme belief and delusion, exploring the social and psychological roots of paranoia, and what separates paranoia, conspiracy theories and extreme beliefs, in this new video from the Institute of Arts and Ideas. Click here to watch Richard Bentall’s talk. The Institute of Art and Ideas runs […]

BBC Film about mental health

BBC Films are looking for a male lead in a fictional story about a man under mental health services and his journey towards recovery.  No acting experience is needed, and BBC Films are not looking for a professional actor. For more information, including who to contact if you are interested, please click here: FILM FLYER

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 […]