News & Reflections

NEW ISPS book: CBT for Psychosis, Process-orientated Therapies and the Third Wave

A new ISPS book has been published: CBT for Psychosis, Process-orientated Therapies and the Third Wave, edited by Caroline Cupitt. 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 […]

Book Review of 'A Kind of Mirraculas Paradise: a True Story of Schizophrenia' by Sandra Allen

Book Review of ‘A Kind of Mirraculas Paradise: a True Story of Schizophrenia’ by Sandra Allen

Review by Jessica Pons, ISPS UK member Her family cast Uncle Bob as a drug abusing, ‘crazy’ misfit. After reading his life story (after he hounds her to try and get it published), Sandra questions this stereotype she’s learnt to accept and begins a journey of getting to know her uncle for herself. Through reading […]

Book Review of 'Emily's Voices' by Emily Knoll

Book Review of ‘Emily’s Voices’ by Emily Knoll

Review by Lucy Fernandes I have oftentimes found solace and a sense of connection in other people’s memoirs, which is why I read ‘Emily’s Voices’, a memoir by Emily Knoll which was published recently by Amazon. It feels important to me, in light of the Hearing Voices Approach, that a voice hearer has taken the […]

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An introduction to the Power Threat Meaning Framework for ISPS-UK members

This is a brief attempt to introduce The Power Threat Meaning Framework to ISPS-UK members. It was published on January 12th in London and attracted much interest with over 400 attending the launch. A group of senior psychologists (Lucy Johnstone, Mary Boyle, John Cromby, David Harper, Peter Kinderman, David Pilgrim and John Read) and high […]

The New Savoy Conference Psychological Therapies 2018: A New Deal for Depression

The 11th annual New Savoy Conference Psychological  Therapies in the NHS A New Deal for Depression  This latest instalment of the annual New Savoy conferences will be held from Wednesday 21st until Thursday 22nd at the Millennium Conference centre in London. It will feature the following themes: The new NICE guideline for Depression IAPT referral, […]

ISPS UK AGM and New Chair

On 13th November 2017, ISPS UK held its AGM. We presented a summary of our work and finances since we became an Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) in February 2017. The international conference in Liverpool has been our main undertaken this year. It was a huge success in the sense of attracting over 550 registrations from people […]

London Event: Placing Psychosocial Approaches to Psychosis at the Heart of the NHS

London Event: Placing Psychosocial Approaches to Psychosis at the Heart of the NHS

On Monday 13th November, we held an evening of discussion and reflection on the challenges of placing pscyhosocial approaches to psychosis at the heart of the NHS. Our guest panel featured ISPS UK Committee Members John Read and Neil Caton as well as founder of Drayton Park Crisis House founder Shirley McNichols. Over 50 people joined us in […]

Liverpool 2017: List of parallel sessions and presentations now available!

We are pleased to announce this year’s parallel sessions during our Liverpool 2017 international conference. The document shows both the oral presentations, followed by posters and contain the following categories: Lived experience perspectives Arts and arts therapies Families and family therapies Psychological therapies Mental health services and treatments Understanding psychosis: conceptual issues and empirical research Society’s response to […]

Peer Supported Open Dialogue Conference 2017

March  22nd  Regents  Hall  Oxford  Street  London The  annual  Peer  Supported  Open  Dialogue  Conference  will  be  an  even  bigger  and  better  event  than  the  preceding  conferences, since as  a  movement  we  are  growing….. The  March  Conference  will  highlight  the  exciting  development  of  the  last  year:  the  expansion  of  Open  Dialogue  trainings.  The  NELFT (AFT  accredited  course) […]